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March Is National Women’s Health Month

When it comes to making decisions about renovating the bathroom – like whether you should get install a clear glass shower enclosure or simply add glass shower panels to an existing tub and shower configuration – it is usually a woman calling the shots.

The folks at Contractor magazine reported on a survey conducted by Service Magic, saying, “Women and home-improvement contractors agree that the woman in the household is the primary decision-maker when it comes to managing home-improvement projects.”

Survey Says!

What’s really interesting about this particular survey is the different responses from homeowners and contractors.

When they asked men, the survey found:

  • 30% of them said they make the decisions.
  • Only 8% admitted that women are usually the primary decision-makers.

The women, on the other hand, saw things differently, as the survey found:

  • 25% of them said that women call the shots.
  • Once again, a minority of 8% said their counterparts, in this case the guys, were the primary decision-makers

What about the rest of the folks surveyed?

  • 65% of them said that they make decisions together.

You noticed some discrepancies between what the men and women said. But just wait until you see how the contractors responded!

Contractor magazine reports that, when the contractors that homeowners work with on their renovation projects were asked the same question, they had much different results:

  • 17% of contractors said that the man makes the decisions.
  • 28% of them said that the decisions are made by the couples acting as a team.
  • But a whopping 55% of contractors said that woman are calling the shots.

Rodney Rice, who is the co-CEO of the company that conducted the survey – ServiceMagic, told Contractor magazine, “This is a very telling survey. There is a gap between perception and reality within the household.”

We haven’t had any real problems (maybe because it’s so easy to agree on the beauty and style of our frameless glass balcony railings and glass shower enclosures) but we have heard that some contractors get caught in the middle, when the man thinks he is making the decisions and so does the woman.

But we don’t need a survey to tell us how important women are to the success of our business. We are grateful to all the women who have chosen to install our glass shower enclosures, seamless glass railings and custom mirrors in their homes. And we encourage all of your to check in with your doctors regularly and take good care of your health.

Home-Improvement Projects Can Help Brighten Days Ahead

With the confusion, fear and turmoil of 2020 behind us, perhaps it is in everyone’s best interest to look at 2021 with open eyes, positive thoughts and a mind as unclouded as a clear glass shower enclosure offered by Florida State Glass and Mirror.

Taking such an optimistic approach to the new year can’t hurt, right? Thoughts along those lines might even be valid now that a COVID-19 vaccine is here.

“Rising confidence in the vaccine points to a deeper trend that could make 2021 a critical turning point,” a Foreign Policy article notes. “If that claim sounds overblown, consider a few important facts. The first is that confidence in the vaccine hasn’t just grown but is likely to keep growing.”

Do You Have Projects You Need to Finish?

As more and more people get vaccinated, life will be able to start getting back to some semblance of normal. So, if you have any home-improvement projects that you’ve been talking about taking on, now is the time!

If modernizing your bathroom is on the to-do list, we would love to help. Just think how great frameless shower doors or glass shower panels from Florida State Glass and Mirror would look in your special sanctuary!

We can also help with a full selection of mirrors, including LED mirrors, glow mirrors, mirrors with illuminated borders and vanity / makeup mirrors. And, if you are thinking of a home improvement project outside the bathroom, we might still be able to help. Here are a few suggestions to get you thinking:

  • Staircases (glass railings)
  • Fireplaces (custom fireplace mirrors)
  • Foyers (custom foyer mirrors)

So, go ahead and put your energy into something that will ensure happiness and joy for your family in 2021. If we’ve learned anything this past year, it is that Dorothy was right… there really is no place like home.

If you have questions about putting in a clear glass shower enclosure or installing seamless glass railings, contact us.

See the Future Clearly (with glass upgrades)

With the confusion, fear and turmoil of 2020 behind us, perhaps it is in everyone’s best interest to look at 2021 with open eyes, positive thoughts and a mind as unclouded as a clear glass shower enclosure from by Florida State Glass and Mirror.

Taking such an optimistic approach to the New Year can’t hurt, right? Thoughts along those lines might even be valid now that a COVID-19 vaccine is here.

To take the focus off the doom and gloom that remains amid a global pandemic, we suggest you think about a home-improvement project, namely modernizing your bathroom. 

 

Make Your World a Little Brighter

Florida State Glass and Mirror can supply your special sanctuary with frameless shower doors and glass shower panels as well as LED mirrors, glow mirrors, mirrors with illuminated borders and vanity / makeup mirrors. And it isn’t just the bathroom where we can help you see clearly!  Our list of products can be used in many areas throughout your home, including: 

So go ahead and put your energy into something that will ensure happiness and joy for your family in 2021 and possibly as long as you live in your home – an upgrade to its interior hardware.

“…we will come through on the other side and we will go back to our lives,” historian Howard Markel says in a STAT article. “There have been epidemics for millennia, and those who survive move on with their lives and they go on.”

The article continues: “Perhaps by the holidays in December 2021, life will feel safe enough that memories of the anxiety and fear of spring 2020 start to blur. After all, Markel said, the typical final act of health emergencies is “global amnesia,” when people forget the lessons of what they just lived through.”

If you would like to see your future clearly and your home made more beautiful, we would love to give you more information about seamless glass railings,  frameless shower enclosures and more. Contact us at 561-903-2715.

Bathroom Remodeling Projects Are at the Top of America’s List

There are lots of different ways you can incorporate frameless glass railings and panels into the décor of your home. The most popular, by far, however is in the bathroom where a clear glass shower enclosure can help to create just the look and feel you are going for. 

In fact, we think that the popularity – and the beauty – of frameless glass shower enclosures is part of what is driving a trend that the folks over at Home Advisor have identified.  

The State of Home Spending Report

Every year, Home Advisor puts together a report that looks at the money we are spending remodeling, maintaining, fixing and upgrading our homes. Among the highlights from the most recent State of Home Spending report is that bathroom remodeling projects are the most popular home improvement project.

The report was published in June of 2019. That means it reflects a world where no one had ever heard of Covid-19. Home Advisor hasn’t put out a report in 2020 – at least not yet. It’s not surprising, given the current situation. We will definitely be looking forward to their future reporting, though. With all of us spending so much more time at home this year, we’re guessing that the interest in home renovation and repair projects has been on the rise. 

“The spending patterns that characterize how we service and customize our homes represent a distinct and valuable area of the economy. Our homes are typically our biggest purchases, our most valuable assets, and our largest source of savings. At the same time, homes are deeply intimate places in a non-economic sense. They’re where we spend most of our time — where we grow our families, raise kids, age, retire, study and recreate,” Home Advisor’s report says.

Kitchen remodeling traditionally reigned supreme, it is only recently that bathroom remodeling has risen to the top of homeowners’ wish list. If it is at the top of your list and you are interested in including a clear glass shower enclosure or frameless glass shower doors one of the highlights of your new bathroom, we hope you will contact us!