Q&A WITH RE-BATH DESIGN CONSULTANT BRADLEE NEUHAUS Recently, we sat down with Bradlee Neuhaus, Re-Bath Design Consultant at Re-Bath in Phoenix to talk about her latest project, trends in the bathroom remodeling industry, what customers can expect from Re-Bath and more!
Tell us about your background; what led you to become a Re-Bath Design Consultant?
It’s in my blood! My mom is an interior decorator and I grew up watching her remodel bathrooms and bedrooms. She used to design faux finishes on walls and furniture and I developed an interest in that. I never thought I’d be doing bathroom design, but once I finished college, my career naturally led me to Re-Bath. I’ve been with the company for about a year and a half now.
What does your design process look like?
It’s very different from job to job, but each project involves solving problems in a client’s bathroom. That might be an outdated style, lack of safety or the need for increased functionality. A lot of our clients want to make sure their bath and shower are safe. I work with them to incorporate features such as low-profile shower floors, slip resistant technology and safety accessories. The key is that while they might need an ADA-accessible bathroom, they want to feel comfortable in their home. Baths are the most used rooms in the house but usually the space is long overdue for a remodel.
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Where do you get your inspiration?
Our customers look to us for guidance so the most important step is sitting down and talking with them. Their wants and needs are framed around their lifestyle. Young families with small children need more space, and more storage. More mature couples need a safe space that’s easy to navigate. I take my inspiration from their personal stories and looking around their home to incorporate design elements from other rooms so that their bathroom design fits in with the rest of their home and their lifestyle.
What are your customers’ most frequent questions or concerns?
Design is a big concern. Customers who can benefit from a walk-in tub don’t want it to look like an eye sore. So, I work with them to figure out how to incorporate modern design elements into the space. We might add natural stone around the tub or a modern tile pattern. I work to make sure whatever we choose is functional but also beautiful.
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