Every bathroom remodel by Bath R Us is designed to impress and yours can become a showstopper too

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Marilyn C. wanted her bathroom to look more modern while still reflecting the style of her vintage-look log cabin. A no-pressure meeting with Bath R Us provided the vision she needed and the inspiration to get started. (Photography: Felicia Vargo)

By Patricia Nugent

Over the past year, Bath R Us has taken Cleveland by storm, also expanding to Columbus, Toledo, and Cincinnati, building its trajectory of success one amazed customer after another. The just-right formula of bathrooms-only renovations that are luxurious yet affordable, completed in just a few days, has earned them accolades.

Marilyn C. of Vermilion is one such wowed homeowner.

“My husband and I worked with the Amish to build our rustic log home 33 years ago,” she says. “Our master bathroom was very much in need of a renovation. I wanted to complement the beautiful wood, which includes logs and tongue-and-groove ceilings and walls yet add a more modern touch.”

Working with Bath R Us, they were able to pull out the old and dated glass-doored fiberglass shower and replace it with a granite-look shower in muted swirls of tans and creams. Marilyn said she wanted a shower rod with fabric shower curtain to soften the look.

A Bath R Us bathroom package includes everything necessary for a complete transformation, including shower, toilet, sink, cabinets, fixtures and more. Most remodels take just three to four days.

A Modern Twist
“He was so professional and extremely knowledgeable about the product samples we went over,” she says. “Going with oil-rubbed bronze for the fixtures helped keep the antique-y feeling. For safety purposes, it was nice to add a grab bar and non-skid bottom on the tub, too.”

She said she was looking for more storage as well, and Burt suggested adding a linen closet cabinet, which is floor to ceiling with loads of space in drawers and shelves. Here’s where she had fun with color, opting for a cool pale jade to complement all the warm woods.

For flooring, she decided to pull out the existing carpeting and install wood planks with an earthy matte finish.

“Burt made me feel comfortable throughout the process,” she says. “And the installers could not have been nicer. In and out in just three days, they were conscientious and I felt like they treated my home like it was their own. They took pride in their workmanship, as well they should.”

Needless to say, when Marilyn has company over now, the master bath is the first room she shows them.

“Everyone has been so impressed with how it turned out,” she adds.

Making the Transformations Happen
Bath R Us Founder Chad Howman started the company in March of 2020, just as the pandemic was hitting.

“Most contractors think of the bathroom as an after-thought as part of a bigger renovation. I decided that if I could find the right suppliers of tubs and showers, and find ways to put a whole-room renovation together, people in our area would appreciate it,” he recalls.

Chad ended up partnering with an American company that makes ultra-durable, high-tech polymer materials. Bath R Us can install showers that look like gorgeous marble, granite, quartz and subway tiles and also offers the sinks, cabinetry, toilets, fixtures, flooring and lighting to go with them.

“Following the super convenient in-home consultation, going over samples with the client, and then following up with the installation, which usually only takes three to four days, our jobs run like clockwork,” he says. “We take pride in bringing our clients’ dream bathrooms to life.”

Headquartered in Medina, Bath R Us services homes throughout Northeast Ohio. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Call 440-457-0101 to schedule a free estimate or visit BathRUs.com to see more dramatic before and after photos of bathroom makeovers. And check out their Facebook page, with lots of fabulous links for design inspiration.