Every house needs a remodel project on occasion, and one of the first purposes of such a job is to renovate a bathroom according to modern convenience. A vanity, toilet, and bath is all that is really needed for a bathroom to function, but it can be so much more luxurious and comfortable to relax in a nice bathroom after a hard day's work. Luxuries aside, there are a few considerations to take into account when beginning a bathroom remodel job.
Older Houses and Compromised Pipes
Upgrading a new house to your standards is different than remodeling an older home which may or may not meet modern building codes. There is a particular charm held by antique fixtures, but it can be replicated with modern outlets which simulate antique design. More importantly, older pipes may need to be upgraded to allow for energy efficient and water saving devices expected in today's house. The answer as to how to balance the two concepts is to discuss your needs with a contractor and express your interests toward how your beautiful new bathroom is going to be. An experienced contractor will know how to meet your needs while providing a new bath which is up to code and will last the rest of your lifetime.
Water Saving Fixtures
Saving water may be the least of your concerns at the moment, depending on where you live. Droughts have been affecting different portions of America for the past several decades, which brings to attention the need for more efficient water usage. Water saving fixtures use less water at higher pressure in order to accomplish the results you need from a sink, bathtub, or shower while conserving water rather than wasting it.
Low Water Usage or Traditional Toilets
Don’t be afraid to discuss how your toilet performs with your plumbing contractor. Low water usage toilets are wonderful eco-friendly addition to your home, but if you have to flush twice you aren't really conserving water. Sometimes a traditional toilet will better suit the needs of you, your family, and guests. Again, the idea is to trust the professionalism of your contractor while describing realistically what you want and need, and then trust his judgment toward providing a proper solution.
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