See how to get a dream bath and a dream vacation with Bath R Us

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With the installation and design expertise of Bath R Us, you can have the affordable bathroom of your dreams. And, for a limited time, they’re giving away 100 dream vacations. Find out how you can score your getaway. L-R: Stephanie and Chad Howman (Photography: Benjamin Margalit)

By Patricia Nugent

When Chad Howman founded Bath R Us last year, he saw himself more in the dream-fulfillment business than the home remodeling business. Since then, he’s helped hundreds of homeowners get the bathrooms of their dreams—luxurious, high-end looks at affordable prices with ultra-long-lasting finishes. So, it’s only natural that he would seek out an opportunity to fulfill even more customer dreams with a vacation giveaway.

Kicking off this month, he and wife Stephanie are offering vacation vouchers to the first 100 people who schedule in-home design consultations that result in renovations.

“We appreciate that last year people were forced to forego their vacations because of the pandemic,” says Chad. “This is just our way to pay it forward, give back and make even more dreams come true.”

Turning the Home Remodeling Model Upside-Down
“Most home renovators think of the bathroom as an afterthought,” he says. “They go after the bigger jobs like kitchens and whole home renovations first. We, on the other hand, feel the bathroom deserves the highest consideration. It’s the room people spend lots of time in and it should feel like an oasis, a sanctuary, an inviting place to relax and de-stress.”

Before he started the fast-growing company, Chad researched the industry and discovered a manufacturer that makes high-tech polymer showers that are as gorgeous as they are durable.

One trip to the showroom and you’ll find glamorous showers that look like high-end granite, marble, quartz and subway tiles, to suit any taste, classic to contemporary. The panels are 100% waterproof, man-made and are easy to clean, as there are very few seams, which are fused by caulk, not grout. They can even install a slab on the shower ceiling and sink lights into it for a strikingly modern effect.

After Chad secured a partnership with the shower and tub replacement company, he sought out the best made-in-the-USA makers of the other components necessary for a complete renovation: flooring, fixtures, toilets, vanities and lighting.

Before launching last year, Bath R Us owners Stephanie and Chad Howman carefully researched the bathroom remodeling industry and sourced the highest quality materials to ensure the scores of five-star reviews they’ve garnered.

In-Home Consultations
“Our clients appreciate that we come to their home,” says Chad. “We bring all the samples and see what looks best together in their space. Our mission is to create a dream bathroom. Sometimes people struggle with putting all the colors and finishes together. This is our specialty.”

The construction portion of the job is as painless as the consultation, and most jobs are completed within three to four days.

“People are bowled over when they find out the showers come with a lifetime warranty and the workmanship with a three-year warranty,” he adds.

Bringing Bathrooms Into the Here and Now
The bathroom featured on the previous page is a good example of what can be achieved with a Bath R Us renovation. The Brady family in Wadsworth had an upstairs bathroom that featured standard builder’s grade materials circa 1990.

Chad says they replaced an old fiberglass single-unit shower with a new tub and chic surround in River Rock that mimics the look of granite.

“We basically brought the bathroom into this century,” says Chad. “Luxury vinyl plank flooring and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures completed the rustic look.”

What’s the Secret Behind Stellar Service?
“Friendly” and “knowledgeable” are two words that pop up often in the five-star reviews online for Bath R Us.

What makes the salespeople and installers so darn good at their jobs? It could be that they are hand-picked by Chad, as he looks for the most honest and respectful employees who hold customer service in high regard.

It also might be the way Chad and Stephanie believe in treating the people who work for them. Much like The Ritz-Carlton, which follows the belief that the best customer service companies need to be the best employee service companies, one of Chad’s winning business philosophies centers around how well he treats his employees.

“I’ve always thought that if you take great care of your people, they will in turn take great care of the customer,” he says. “And we are thankful to be blessed with amazing employees and customers, too.”

Dream Vacation Details

  • Who is Eligible: Be one of the first 100 people to schedule an in-home design consultation and sign a contract for a qualified bathroom renovation by Bath R Us.
  • What You Win: In addition to $1,000 off your job, 18 months same as cash (zero money down and zero payments for 18 months), you receive a two-person vacation voucher. You can use the voucher for either a dream cruise or a resort stay.
  • When It’s Over: This promotion ends Saturday, July 31, 2021. Restrictions may apply. See for terms and conditions.

Headquartered in Medina, Bath R Us services homes throughout Northeast Ohio, and in the Columbus and Toledo areas. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and recently received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List. Call 440-870-8002 to schedule a free estimate or visit to see more dramatic before and after photos of bathroom makeovers.