Oftentimes, when remodeling a home, there are one or more bathrooms that would require renovations. If the master bathroom is being renovated, the homeowners may often replace many of the basic fixtures such as the bathroom sinks, bathroom faucets, vanities, toilets, and bathtubs. Replacing these fixtures is a vital part of the renovation. New plumbing fixtures as well as bathroom accessories will accentuate any bathroom decor and will surely increase the value of the home. Once the main bathroom fixtures are updated, it is important to accessorize the bathroom with the latest bathroom accessories such as towel bars, glass shelves, soap dispensers, as well as towel warmers.
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The main focus of any bathroom is usually the bathroom sink. The type and style of the newly installed bathroom sinks will depend on the overall design of the bathroom as well as the homeowners’ preferences. Some homeowners may opt to install a more traditional lavatory sink; while other home owners may install a more unique and trendy vessel sink. Lavatory sinks are under mounted into the countertop with the use of mounting brackets; while vessel sink are mounted on top of the countertop with the use of a mounting ring and/or a pop up drain. The most common materials used to manufacture bathroom sinks include glass, ceramic, stone, as well as copper.
When choosing a bathroom faucet for a newly remodeled bathroom, it is important to choose a faucet that is stylish but is also practical and will work with the newly installed bathroom sink. Bathroom faucets come in various sizes, styles, and finishes. The size of the bathroom faucet will depend mostly on the sink that it will be used with. For example, bathroom faucets that will be used with vessel sinks should be tall and should have adequate reach to reach into the vessel sink. However, if the faucet will be installed with an under mount sink, it should be much shorter to prevent splashing.
Toilets are no longer the boring white fixtures they once were. Currently, the homeowners have a choice of various colors, styles, as well as shapes for the toilet. Toilets can be round, elongated, or square; furthermore, some toilet models are constructed as one piece fixtures while other models have a separate bowl and tank. The height of the toilets varies as well. Although toilets are not meant to accentuate the bathroom decor, they should, nonetheless, complement any existing design style. Toilets are mostly constructed from glazed vitreous china; this material is very durable and is stain resistant due to its nonporous surface. In addition, many toilets that are currently manufactured have a dual-flush options and are, therefore, ecofriendly; they are designed to conserve water.
Choosing a bathroom sink that will ideally fit the new bathroom space and will be stylish and durable is only half the battle when it comes to a remodel. It is also important to choose a bathroom faucet that will not only accentuate the overall decor but will also work well with the sink. It is important to choose a faucet that is the right size and has the appropriate reach for the sink. In order to eliminate the hassles of comparing sink and faucet specifications, many manufacturers have compiled a line of bathroom sink and faucet combinations. These combinations are paired together by a group of designers who take into account the size and style of the sink and pair it with a faucet that is appropriate and will work properly with the sink chosen. Moreover, purchasing a bathroom sink and faucet combo will not only save time but will also save the homeowners substantial amount money. Purchasing a combination is always less expensive than getting the bathroom sink and bathroom faucet separately; moreover, the combination sets will include all the necessary mounting hardware.
Bathroom vanities come in many different styles. The most popular vanity styles include single, double, and wall mount vanities; as well as corner mount vanities and pedestals. Furthermore, some vanities will have cabinet space and/or shelves for storage while other vanity sets may be designed for small spaces and lack the storage units. Another important vanity feature to consider during a remodel is the type of sink that will fit the vanity. Some bathroom vanities will come prebuilt with an opening for an under mount sink while other sets may have a drain opening for a vessel sink. The type and design of the newly installed bathroom vanity will depend on the size as well as the overall décor of the bathroom.
Once the main plumbing fixtures such as the bathroom sink, faucet, tub, and toilet are installed, it is important to accessorize the bathroom with stylish bathroom accessories. Bathroom accessories are not only installed to accentuate the bathroom decor but for added convenience and storage space. The most popular bathroom accessories include towel bars, glass shelves, shower baskets, magnifying mirrors, as well as toothbrush and toilet paper holders. When installing new bathroom accessories, it is important that they complement the décor and style of the bathroom. Therefore, if the overall bathroom design is traditional it is recommended that the accessories would have a traditional design as well; however, if the new bathroom is ultra modern, it is important that the bathroom accessories are sleek and modern as well.
Bathtubs are the centerpieces of any bathroom. Whether it’s a small apartment bathroom or a large master suite bathroom, the bathtub will take up the most space and should therefore be both stylish and practical. Bathtubs are available in a large variety of sizes, colors, and styles. Typically, bathtubs are constructed from various materials that are durable and will withstand prolonged use. Some of the most common materials used to manufacture bathtubs include acrylic, cast iron, copper, fiberglass, as well as enameled steel. Furthermore, some of the most popular bathtub styles include recessed tubs, freestanding tubs, platform tubs, as well as corner tubs.
When remodeling the shower, it is important to choose a shower set or a shower panel that is stylish yet durable. Showers are used on daily basis by the entire household; therefore, it is important to find a shower that will withstand heavy use. Furthermore, various showers come with different options such as body jets, handheld showers, and tub spouts. Shower sets are typically constructed from solid brass and are available in various finishes including chrome, satin nickel, antique brass, and oil rubbed bronze. When installing a new shower set it is important to ensure that it will match the overall decor of the bathroom.
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Laundry sinks, often referred to as utility sinks, are a great addition to any home. Typically the laundry sinks are installed in the laundry room but they can also be installed in the garage or the basement depending on the layout of the home. Utility sinks are very practical and very widely used for cleaning heavily soiled objects, doing small laundry loads, as well as any other cleaning tasks in the home. Since a laundry sink will be used for various cleaning tasks, it is important to purchase a utility sink that is durable and will be able to withstand heavy use.
When remodeling a bathroom, changing the vanity tops is an ideal way to modernize the space. Vanity tops are not attached to the cabinets, and therefore, the homeowner is not limited to particular cabinet styles. Vanity tops are easily installed and usually come predrilled with the openings for a bathroom sink as well as for a bathroom faucet. When purchasing a vanity top, it is important to take the size of the existing vanity and cabinets into consideration; furthermore, some vanity tops may include a backsplash. Vanity tops are very durable and can be constructed from various materials including granite, marble, tempered glass, as well as vitreous china.
Bidets are very common bathroom fixtures in Europe, Japan, and Latin America. Currently, they are swiftly increasing in popularity within the United States. Bidets are low mounted plumbing fixtures that are typically constructed from porcelain or vitreous china. Many bidet models are made to match the toilet models to ensure that the bathroom design remains the same. Furthermore, bidets are usually mounted next to the toilet; however, if space is an issue, some manufactures produce toilets that are combined with bidets in one unit. Installing a bidet or a toilet/bidet combination unit is a great way to update the look of any bathroom.
Towel warmers are a great addition to a newly remodeled bathroom. They are sleek and very stylish and are available in various finishes to complement the overall bath decor. Towel warmers are available in various sizes to ensure they will fit any bathroom no matter the size. Furthermore, towel warmers are ideal for keeping the bath towels warm; this is a great feature, especially in the winter. Towel warmers are energy efficient and do not use a large amount of energy. Moreover, some towel warmers include a timer switch which allows the user to set a specific time for the towel warmer to turn on and turn off.
Renovating the existing bathroom is a vital part of any home remodel. Since the bathroom is used by everyone in the household on daily basis, it is important that the new bathroom will have all the latest plumbing fixtures and accessories to make it practical and convenient to use for everyone living in the home. Planning is a vital part of the remodeling process, it is best to take the time to plan out all the bathroom renovations ahead of time so that everything runs smoothly and that the homeowners are satisfied with the end result. Updating the design of a bathroom is a great home improvement project.