With more people choosing to remain in their homes as they age, many are looking to remodel their bathrooms to be more accessible and accommodating to their needs. At MaxHome, a team of professional designers and installers is available to help customers through the process and create an ideal bathroom setup.
“The majority of what we see are homeowners who are looking to replace old bath tubs and convert them to walk-in showers,” said Jill Ferguson, MaxHome’s executive director of marketing. “Everything we do is customizable, so the walk-in shower can have a small seat, tiered shelving, a bench, a grab bar or any other feature they would like.”
Although many customers enjoy a walk-in shower because of its space and ease of use, Ferguson said others are opting for walk-in tubs, which are equipped with therapeutic jets to ease muscle tension and other ailments.
“There are people who just love a good bath, so we have soaking tubs that are deeper than the standard size and that are ideal for people who enjoy a long bath and soak,” Ferguson said.
MaxHome operates throughout South Louisiana. Ferguson said that once someone books an appointment, a MaxHome representative will schedule an in-home design consultation within 24 hours. From there, the company conducts an assessment and measurement of the space and talks with the homeowners about their needs. More than 100 design options are available, all of which can be customized to individual specifications.
“We make it extremely easy for our customers,” Ferguson said. “They don’t have to go to a showroom. We do everything in the home for them.”
MaxHome is committed to working with customers to create bathrooms that are not only functional, but also stylish and inviting. Popular wall colors are midnight storm, which resembles Carrara marble, and sandstone, which resembles travertine. Other colors include solid white, Latte and linen. Patterns include subway tile, oversized subway tile and herringbone. Additional stone-like walls include canyon, seaside, windstorm and farm.
In general, it takes eight weeks for all materials to arrive. Ferguson said MaxHome stays in touch with customers on a weekly basis about the status of their order. The goal is for the customers to know as much as MaxHome does about the timeline, she said. Once all materials are received, MaxHome does all installation and construction work, usually in one day.
“We don’t want anyone to be without a bathroom for months at a time, so we are in and out very quickly,” she said. “We install the walls, valves, fixtures and accessories. We use our own installation crews who are trained by us and the team from Jacuzzi, so they are always professional and experienced and know how to work with these products.”
Ferguson added that all bath and shower products sold by MaxHome do not use traditional tile, making them easier to clean and resistant to mold and mildew. A Silver Shield anti-microbial technology is infused into the acrylic of MaxHome tubs and showers, and all surfaces are non-porous.
“The amount of time people spend cleaning their showers and tubs is greatly reduced,” she said. “You can usually wipe it down every other week and it stays in great shape. There’s no grout, so there’s no need to constantly clean that and reseal it. It really makes people’s lives easier with one less thing to clean and worry about.”
To contact a MaxHome representative, call 1-800-NEW-BATH or visit www.maxhomenow.com.