Category: bathroom

11 Apr

All about bathroom fixtures

With attractive bathroom remodeling and renovation projects available aplenty, it is little wonder that bathroom fixtures are now available in different styles. Gone are the days when bathrooms meant boring white bathtubs, drab tiles and insipid lighting. These are the days of modern bathrooms – luxury showers, shower closets, contemporary faucets, sinks et al. Find out more about replacing bathroom fixtures. Planning bathroom fixtures Before embarking on replacement of bathroom fixtures, plan out the style that you want to adopt for the bathroom – classic, contemporary, antique or modern. Since the market is flooded with products of all ranges and styles, it is essential to set up a design scheme and budget at the onset. It is essential to plan out the bathroom space according to your needs. Do you need more storage space? Is the ventilation sufficient? Do you want to install a luxury shower cubicle or spa? Is the plumbing and electrical connections in need of a facelift? Do you have sufficient towel racks and other storage facilities? Buying branded fixtures allows you the advantage of better service for maintenance and repairs. Replacement parts are also easier to get. Though white has been a traditional favorite with most bathroom fittings, you can pick from a wide palette of colors these days. Opt for soft pastel shades or bold attractive ones. Some of the common bathroom replacements include fixtures such as tub and shower faucets, cabinets and shelves, shower stall, electrical receptacles and toilets. It may also be the right time to enhance the plumbing facilities to include vented drains for all fixtures and install hot and cold water supplies for the tub, shower and sink. Replacing bathroom fixtures One of the easiest bathroom fixtures to replace is the sink. You can choose to install a pedestal sink since it creates more space – an ideal choice if the bathroom is very small. But on the other hand, it doesn’t allow for much storage or countertop space. Sinks range in price from $200 to $400 though there is no dearth of hand painted and designer sanitary ware. Self-rimming sinks can be set with the rim on the countertop. Modern toilets conserve more water than some of the earlier versions. Pressure flushes are popular since they are quick and inject pressurized water into the bowl. But they consume nearly 50% more water than traditional gravity flushes that are affordable and efficient. An important yet commonly ignored aspect of bathroom fixtures is suitable lighting. You can opt for CFLs (Compact Flourescent bulbs), as they give you more light than conventional incandescent light bulbs and are energy efficient. Turn your bathroom into a comfortable and elegant space where you can relax and unwind. Liven it up with adequate lighting and modern fixtures.