Month: September 2017

Spacious bathroom in gray tones with heated floors, walk-in shower, double sink vanity and skylights

3 Reasons to Choose a Walk-In Shower

When it comes to your bathroom, wouldn’t you like it to be a place of escape and relaxation? Whether you’re coming home from work, the gym or even a long day outside, nothing can help ease stress better than a hot shower. If you are considering what type of shower to put in your home’s bathroom, a walk-in might be a good option.

A traditional bathroom style typically includes a bathtub/shower combo, but modern times call for modern bathroom layouts. The walk-in shower has now become a staple piece in bathrooms, particularly in master baths.

So what defines a walk-in shower? Essentially, it’s a waterproof bathing space that is built without doors, allowing you to simply walk in. Typically, the floors and walls are tiled, but another common feature is a frameless glass barricade that protects the rest of the room from the spray of water. Now that we know what a walk-in shower is, here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing one for your new bathroom.

1. They are practical.


Frank Betz Associates, Savoy
Frank Betz Associates, Savoy

Not only are they practical in the way that they are easily accessible, but they are also easy to clean. The water-proof floor allows for quick cleaning and can be washed down in seconds. Another great thing about this type of enclosure is that it is ideal for people with less mobility, such as the elderly, children, or anyone else that struggles lifting their legs over a bath.

2. They are modern and design-friendly.

Frank Betz Associates, Ansley Cottage
Frank Betz Associates, Ansley Cottage

One of the great things about a walk-in shower is that there is not a singular way to design it. While many builders opt for natural stone, tile is also a popular choice. With that said, you do not have to stick with only one type of material. Often times, designers and homebuilders will choose two different types of tile or stone to mix and match.

3. It adds the illusion of more space.

Frank Betz Associates, Defoors Mill
Frank Betz Associates, Defoors Mill

Compared to the bulky bath/shower combo that traditional homes typically have, a walk-in shower allows for maximum utilization of a room’s square footage. Whether you choose a completely open space or opt for a frameless glass screen, the room will appear larger and bring in more natural light due to there not being any visual interruptions.

Whether you’re remodeling your home or constructing a new one, a walk-in shower is a feature that should definitely be considered. For more interior design tips or to create a custom house plan with your dream bathroom included, contact the experts at Frank Betz Associates today.

Franks Betz Operation Finally Home Project

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Davenport Chosen for Operation Finally Home

Members of America’s Armed Forces, men and women alike, work diligently every day to defend our Freedom and American way of life. The work they choose always results in some degree of sacrifice. Sacrifice that includes time away from loved-ones and family, physical and mental injury and the ultimate sacrifice of surrendering their own lives.

All Americans owe the citizen soldiers unlimited support and gratitude for the work they do. Frank Betz Associates is proud to support and be part of a special group: Operation Finally Home. The group builds and provides mortgage free homes to deserving veterans and their families. Frank Betz Associates is honored to be a house plan provider to Operation Finally Home.

On August 18, 2017, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donald Davenport, a Purple Heart recipient and his family were presented with The Nickerson design. The home was provided by Operation Finally Home in Newnan, Georgia. Representing Frank Betz Associates was Laura Segers, Vice President of Sales Operation.

For more information about Operation Finally home, visit them at

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Master Bedroom Touches That Anyone Can Do

Your master bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. It’s one of the few rooms in a house that can be considered a space to get away. Whether you’re building a brand new house or just revamping your current one, these tips and tricks are sure to make you feel right at home in your master.

1. Use cool-toned colors.

One of the keys to creating a tranquil and calm space, is using a neutral and serene color palette. Colors such as grey, blue, green, white, etc. will be pleasing to the eye and create immediate stress relief to your senses. This example shows a deep heather grey used on the walls, while the carpet and ceiling remain a stark white. The clean lines and cool-toned colors create a harmonious and continuous design.

Frank Betz Associates, Savoy
Frank Betz Associates, Savoy

While grey was used in the example above, many other color combinations can create the same feeling for your master bedroom. Pale blue, natural green or light purple are a few other popular color choices and would all match well with clean white as an accent. The key is to keep the designs simple and the lines clean, which brings us to our next tip.

2. Keep everything simple and clean.

From the furniture and décor to the small details such as door handles and hardware: keep them simple. By doing this, you are creating a room that is stylish, but maintains just enough detail to keep it from being uninteresting. Choosing fixtures that match and keeping lines clean instantly creates a bedroom that is soothing and inviting.

Frank Betz Associates, Hennefield
Frank Betz Associates, Hennefield

Now, when we say the word “simple,” we don’t mean boring and mundane. In fact, it can mean quite the opposite. Simple just means that clutter is eliminated from the space and that the eye isn’t stuck on one specific part of the room. By designing the bedroom to be coordinated, it automatically becomes more comfortable and will give you the relaxing master that you’re wanting.

3. Give it some character.

It doesn’t matter how large or small your space is, just give it a little touch of personality. It’s easy to have a room with character while maintaining serenity. This can mean adding hardwood floors rather than carpet, adding a unique light fixture or even adding a tray ceiling like the example shown below. The master bedroom pictured would be beautiful regardless, but the vaulted tray ceiling really gives it a special and memorable touch. The added headspace above not only makes the room appear larger, but it accentuates the cool-toned colors and simple furnishings the homeowners chose.

Frank Betz Associates, Liberty Ridge
Frank Betz Associates, Liberty Ridge

For more tips on designing your master bedroom or find your perfect custom home plans, call the experts and Frank Betz and Associates today.