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Project Profile: The JW Marriott Charlotte

Nestled in the dynamic uptown neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, the new luxurious JW Marriott hotel designed by HKS Architects is a retreat for guests who want to enjoy the southern city’s urban surroundings. Grounded in regal craftsmanship inspired by Queen Charlotte, the city’s namesake, each guest room features upscale amenities and a luxurious bathroom.

To successfully bring the hotel in Charlotte’s booming corridor to life, one challenge the building team faced was reducing laydown on the tight urban site. Recognizing the repetitive nature of all 335 bathrooms in the hotel made them a candidate for off-site prefabrication, DPR Construction proposed utilizing SurePods bathroom pods.

In hospitality construction, bathrooms generate the majority of punch list issues and require complex coordination. General contractors have to sequence 10 construction trades – including electrical, plumbing and finishing work ranging from painting to mirror hanging – all working in an area of about 50 to 100 square feet. With many trades coming and going in a confined area, there’s substantial risk of damage to previously completed work. DPR was able to sideline these issues by working with SurePods. Concurrent construction enabled the team to build in a controlled warehouse environment and reduced the need for onsite skilled labor, designed laydown and staging areas.

Given that the hotel is situated on a crowded busy inner-city street and bordered on two sides by other active construction sites, the prefab approach also helped reduce coordination issues and site challenges. With just-in-time deliveries, SurePods was able to quickly supply bathroom pods and minimize traffic disruptions, in addition to maintaining a safe environment in the largely pedestrian-friendly community.

According to hospitality industry magazine, Hotel Management, the project team was able to prefabricate all customized bathroom pods complete with finishes in accordance with hotel design features and then load them level by level into the 23-story building— all over a period of just 13 weeks. The pod deliveries occurred at night. In a project overview, DPR explained their “team self-performed the loading of the pods into the building and often exceeded production targets.”

As the North American leader of factory-built bathroom pods, SurePods loves to support commercial projects in the hospitality market. Since 2005, we’ve been crafting modular bathroom units and supplying them across the country. If you’re interested in partnering with us, the longest producing pod company in the nation, reach out. We would love to support your upcoming project. Connect with us at [email protected]

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Modern Bathroom Designs: A List To Admire

Modern Bathroom Designs: A List To Admire

Modern bathroom designs are iconic, beautifully planned and intense ways in which you can completely change up one’s bathroom look, you can either add a lot of personality or infuse it with relaxing and calming elements that will boost your rest time. From golden details to uniquely dazzling dark items, this list has it all in an effort to truly inspire your newest bathroom reno.

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Choose a dark color palette with golden details for a flash of splendor!

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How Bathroom Remodeling Design Can Completely Transform Your Bathroom

Bathroom remodeling is more work than just painting the walls and putting in a new tub or shower. Several things need to be considered, and many decisions need to be made. A new shower is one of the most important yet perhaps the most daunting task for the bathroom remodeling. Choosing a shower is not only about what will look good but also what will work best for your family and budget. Before you choose a battery for your remodeling project, here are some things you should consider.bathroom

What is your bathroom remodeling design going to look like? Will it be modern, casual, elegant, country-style, etc.? Before you start anything, the first thing you want to do is decide on a theme, whether it be contemporary, classic, country, rustic, etc. Once you have a theme, you can start thinking of all the different fixtures you will need. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous institutions in today’s bathroom remodeling.

Tile is by far the most popular and easiest way to remodel your bathroom space. You can buy a wide variety of different tile styles and designs from any hardware store or home improvement store. You can buy a tile that will look great in your bathroom, but you may not have the right flooring or wall materials in your bathroom already. Tile is the easiest way to change the look of a bathroom when you are trying to add some personal touches.

Ceramic fixtures are great for almost any bathroom remodeling design. Ceramic tiles come in every size, color, and style imaginable, and they can be very affordable as well. Ceramic tiles are easy to clean, durable, and slip-resistant. One of the most popular types of ceramic tiles is porcelain tiles. Porcelain tiles are very inexpensive, but they don’t last as long as other types of tiles, like granite or marble, so if you are not planning on redoing your bathroom frequently, porcelain may not be the best choice.

Tub and shower faucets are an important part of any remodeling design. Tub and shower fixtures are usually the focal point of the entire room, so they need to be the perfect size for the room, and they need to be attractive and functional. Most home improvement stores carry a variety of tub and shower fixtures. You can find everything from small soap dishes to large, pedestal-style showers with showerheads. The type of tub and shower fixtures you choose depends on your taste and budget.

Bathroom remodeling trends have changed in recent years. Bathrooms now come in colors and patterns that were unthinkable just ten years ago. Bathroom remodeling design trends tend to be following current trends in home decorating, so darker colors and bolder patterns are becoming more popular. You can also find toilets with a “tongue pillar,” which is a low pedestal toilet that rests on a pair of legs in order to give you the feel of a full bathroom. Bathroom fixtures, including toilet seats, sink, and countertops, have also improved in quality and durability.

Vanities are an important part of every bathroom remodeling project. Vanities allow you to store your personal items without taking up space. Vanities come in many styles, including wood, marble and metal. In recent years, vitally important fixtures, such as bathroom vanities, have included water spigots. Today’s Vitrically Colored Vanities is very beautiful, but if you plan to remodel your bathroom using one of these fixtures, it is important to choose one that is going to be durable and easy to clean.

When you take all these things into consideration, there are many ways that you can change the look of your bathroom remodeling projects. For example, instead of painting your walls or tiling the floor, you may want to consider adding new bathroom tiles. When you tile your walls, choose delicate patterns that mirror the colors of your tile fixtures. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, including various pastels and pastel blues, reds and greens, white, and natural earthy hues. You can also choose tiles that have little hooks on the back so that you can hang your curtains and other accessories from them.