Create a spa or a wash room.  A bath with a laundry area.  A place of serenity with a soaker tub or a custom tile shower with a rainfall shower head above and a seat to relax.

“We can design a totally hands-free bathroom with automatic toothpaste and soap dispensers, heated toilet seat or bidet, touchless faucets, heated floor and a radio in the ceiling fan,” said Chelsea Cyr, designer at HomeStyle Kitchen and Bath at 321 Main Street, Waterville.

The designers work on computers to create the space you want and customers do mock-ups of possible designs as well so it looks a little chaotic at times in the small showroom. An appointment is needed especially now in the busy season when hearts turn to building and refurbishing the nest.

Perhaps it’s a first home or a retirement home – there are distinct needs for every age group.

“We don’t have a lot of bath items here, we work with other companies like F.W. Webb in the Oakland industrial Park or Hammond Lumber. We design and color coordinate, matching tiles and finding the faucets and bath items the customer wants,” said April Cyr, owner and designer at Home Style Kitchen and Bath.

The business welcomes homeowners who are building a new home or remodeling and need interior design and space-planning ideas. They collaborate with the customer and contractor to complete the project, hoping to relieve the stress of several decisions that need to be made.

“We believe the time and attention spent with each client is well worth the final result, knowing the homeowner is extremely happy with their home,” said April Cyr. She and her daughter and co-designer, Chelsea Cyr will work relentlessly to satisfy a customer’s dreams and at the same time, keep the budget in mind.

The business works with contractors in the greater Waterville/Augusta area and can help with the selection of the right contractor for the project. They also have a list of qualified plumbers, electricians and tile installers they can recommend.

An appointment to visit a customer’s home to talk about ideas and take measurements is then turned into a 3-D design to provide a view of what your space could look like. Once the homeowner is happy, a quote is provided for the materials needed. The design will evolve and become the kitchen or bathroom a client was hoping for.

“Sometimes a home owner brings in a picture from a magazine of something they like. I try to find the item, figure out what is important to them and work with the space they have to design a beautiful functional space,” said Chelsea Cyr.

“If it’s a kitchen, I need to know if they cook a lot, do they use a lot of herbs and spices, what tools are important and is it an eat-in or out space, is there a view, what is the flow,” she said. “It’s all important in creating an efficient and beautiful space for the owner.”

“The best advice is to plan early, it is never too soon to find out what is needed for a home project. Cabinet companies range from a 3-6 week delivery time from date of order.”

For more information visit homestylekitchensandbaths.com/baths or call 859-3250.

Houle’s Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, 19 North Street in Waterville is celebrating 70 years of service to the area. Houle’s has a fully-stocked showroom on North Street with sinks, toilets, faucets, indoor and outdoor lighting, showers, tubs and vanities, heating and cooling systems, kitchen and bath fixtures, water heaters and conditioners. Protection plans are available for tune- up, inspection and replacement of parts for heating systems. For information call 872-6762.

Winslow Supply, located at 567 Benton Avenue in Winslow, is a wholesale and retail plumbing, heating and electrical supply store where locals go for parts and supplies when working on small or large jobs from installation to repair. They have a reputation for being a great place to go if you are a do-it-your-selfer because the staff is knowledgeable and helpful with advice and problem solving. You can reach them at 873-5608.

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