Vancouver, BC Canada (PressExposure) August 25, 2008 -- VANCOUVER, COQUITLAM, VICTORIA, AND OKANAGAN, BCâ¦ Homeowners have added hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms and other features to create more of a home spa where they can unwind at the end of a long day. According to DirectBuy, the leading members-only showroom and home design center, that trend has led homeowners to take a closer look at the design of their new âliving room.â
âItâs quite natural that when you spend more time in a room, youâre going to want it to be pleasing to the eye and functionalâeven if that room is the bathroom. When youâre talking about creating a bathroom/home spa, thatâs even more important. Thatâs why homeowners should take a step back and consider their options when planning a dream bathroom,â said Jade Allen, co-owner of DirectBuy of Vancouver.
When it comes to creating their dream bathroom, most homeowners want features theyâve seen in their favorite hotels while vacationing. Those can include:
● A separate tub and enlarged shower area, as opposed to a shower stall, with enough space so thereâs no need for a shower curtain. ● Drawer space in the sink vanities, even as part of the bathtub; reducing clutter-driven anxiety. ● Warm, neutral colors and earth tones to create a calming, natural atmosphere; utilizing stones like granite and bamboo can foster this effect. ● Plenty of natural lighting, if possible; halogen bulbs are another alternative that can help to create a soft lighting effect. ● Radiant, heated floors. ● Multiple body sprayers for the shower or rain showerheads, which as the name indicates, simulate rain. ● A steam bath within the shower area to save space. ● Drying area within the shower space ● Separate room or partition for the commode.
The cost of creating your âdream bathroomâ can vary, ranging anywhere from $5,000 for the cost-conscious to $50,000 or more. While either end of that spectrum might seem exorbitant depending on your budget, bathroom renovations have slowly crept up on kitchen renovations as the home improvement most likely to recoup costs at resale. In fact, Remodeling magazineâs 2007 report suggests major bathroom remodels will recoup 78.3 percent of the costs, to 78.1 percent major kitchen remodels.
âWhile most people donât create their dream bathroom for their homeâs next owner, it certainly is a nice extra to know it can dramatically improve the value of the entire home,â adds Steve Pippy, co-owner of DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver.
DirectBuy offers everything you need for your dream bathroomâhot tub, showers, flooring, vanities, etc.âat wholesale prices direct from the manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. In addition, DirectBuy also employs product specialists and designers, so if youâre stuck for ideas, you have professionals at your service who can create the look that works best for you and your family.
With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, visit http://www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
About DirectBuy Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes membersâ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 160 franchise locations throughout North America.
Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitorâs Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting http://www.DirectBuyBC.ca.
Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.
To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit http://www.directbuycares.com.