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Choosing Fixtures

Choosing Fixtures for Your Bathroom Remodel

When choosing fixtures for your bathroom remodel, it’s always a good idea to choose a name-brand. This will usually make it easier to get repairs or replacement parts in the event there is a problem in the future. When deciding on a color, you need to keep in mind that white is generally the least expensive because it is the most common, almond is a little more and designer colors can cost as much as 50% more. One thing you might want to consider is that white will coordinate with just about any other color. If you go with a designer color, you will be limited when redecorating down the road.

You might want to go to a distributor showroom to see fixtures that aren’t normally available in retail stores. These showrooms are not usually open to the general public so you might want to talk to your plumber or contractor about helping you to get an appointment to view one.

An easy and relatively inexpensive way to spruce up your bathroom is to replace bath and sink faucets. These come in a variety of types, styles and colors. You should consider replacing shower heads, tub faucets and sink faucets at the same time so you can match them up.

Changing a sink is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to make a noticeable change in your bathroom. These come in a few different types. A cultured marble sink is a preformed integrated sink and countertop. These sit in the vanity opening and are self-rimming. Under-counter sink models allow you to attach a sink to a custom counter top. Pedestal sinks are an attractive option especially in a guest bath. They don’t however allow for any counter space or storage. They are usually made to look old fashioned but you may want to get covers to help hide the plumbing under the sink.

Putting thought into what type of shower and shower closure can go a long way to improving the look of your bathroom. Shower doors come in several different finishes and styles and of course a curtain is always an inexpensive option. Three sided showers are a good option for bathrooms with limited space. Multiple shower heads and body spray nozzles will add a bit of luxury to your new shower.

Choosing the bathtub is a very personal choice. Begin by measuring the amount of space that you have to work with and the doorway to make sure you have enough room to get the tub in the room. When looking at new tubs, you should size them up for yourself as well. It’s not a bad idea to actually get inside the tub to see if it’s comfortable. Of course there are many different options. You may need to install a shower/bath combo with a prefabricated shower surround or you may want to create a shower surround using tile. Bathtubs are typically made out of one of 3 different types of materials: Fiberglass & acrylic, steel, cast-iron, and composite.

A toilet is an important fixture in your bathroom. You can get a quality toilet from $75 to $800. Today’s toilets are made to use about 1.6 gallons of water per flush. An older one can use up to 5 gallons. This is a good enough reason to change your toilet even if you are not remodeling. The most common toilets operate by “gravity flush”. These are quiet and affordable. Another option is the “pressure-flush” system. These flush within seconds but can be noisy. They can also splash more and usually need electricity to work. They are also typically more expensive.

 
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