Here’s how Bath R Us can do a total bathroom re-do to create your dream bathroom

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A new family-run remodeling company with 20-plus years of industry experience, Bath R Us, founded by Chad Howman, opened in March to focus on bathroom renovation and has already completed 40 remodels and counting. (After Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Patricia Nugent

It might take up the smallest amount of square footage in your home, but renovating your bathroom adds some serious bang for your bucks.

According to Remodeling magazine, a bathroom renovation should deliver a 70.6% return on your investment.

And considering that the average person will spend a year and a half of their lifetime in the bathroom, it makes sense to give this room the attention it deserves.

Founded by Chad Howman, who has 27 years’ experience in home remodeling, Bath R Us opened in March.

“We wanted to focus solely on bathrooms, as these spaces are often overlooked by home remodeling companies,” says Chad, who got his start in the business at the age of 13.

Bath R Us specializes in all the facets of a job, from flooring to replacement tubs and showers, vanities, toilets, lighting and fixtures.

“Our goal is to transform spaces that are dated, and possibly moldy and mildew, into the homeowner’s ultimate dream bathroom,” says Chad.

Many jobs can be completed in just one day, and materials and installation come with a lifetime warranty.

A designer will come to your home with samples and help you customize a bathroom design.

People want the option of aging in their current home and are transforming their bathrooms to make them more safe and secure. Making the bathroom accessible with grab bars and zero entry showers and tubs is becoming popular.

Luxurious Bathrooms

Chad and his design team at Bath R Us report that people are treating their potties like high-end spas, sparing no expense in pursuit of luxurious materials. People see their bathroom as a peaceful oasis, a haven to relax and escape.

They offer clients numerous selections in “wet areas” of tub or shower, or turning a tub into a shower, using an exclusive high-tech polymer material that is durable, stylish and easy to clean. They come in a wide variety of colors and styles, including marble-look and granite-look.

Bathroom Before
Shower Before
Shower After

Take, for instance, the dramatic transformation pictured above. Diane Potocar and her husband knew when they moved into their 1956 Willowick home that renovation was in order.

She googled “top-rated bathroom remodelers” and Bath R Us came up.

Working with the designer, Diane transformed their main bathroom and even built a new bathroom in the basement.

“He showed knowledge and expertise every step of the way,” she says. “We took the room down to the studs and replaced our existing tub with a gorgeous new shower that resembles marble.”

Other selections include vinyl plank flooring in Dockside Seashell, a rustic vanity in Driftwood, on-trend polished bronze fixtures and white-on-white wainscoting to complete the look.

“The designer even helped me plan the shelving to match the new design,” she says. “It was wonderful working with him. I like that he didn’t try to tell me what to do, he just showed me lots of samples and we came up with a plan together.”

The Five-Star Reviews are In

For home remodelers, success is integral to reputation, and reputation is built on word of mouth. Even though they’ve only been open for a few months, Bath R Us has received a slew of five-star reviews.

Here are just a couple:

“Contacted Bath R Us to redo our bathroom and let me tell you, Mike Depasquale was very professional and respectable. Not to mention he took time and went over every detail of the tiles and patterns.”—Daters Griffin

“They are hard-working guys and have very good workmanship. They explained what was happening along the way and made sure we were satisfied with the results.”—Terry George

Bath R Us is located in Medina and services homes throughout Northeast Ohio. Visit their showroom at 1213 Medina Road, Suite C. Call 440-457-0101 to schedule a free estimate or visit to see more dramatic before and after photos of bathroom makeovers.