Don't Move - Renovate with New Bathroom Suites for Your Home
In today's economy, it doesn't pay to sell your home; it makes much more sense to renovate. If you ask building contractors about their business these days, many will tell you they are staying afloat by installing new bathroom suites. With the economic downturn and the slowdown in new construction, the trend is for homeowners to renovate their existing homes instead of buying new ones. A new bathroom suite can refresh an old home like nothing else can.
Tubs and Showers
The choice of appliances may be the biggest choice facing homeowners when they remodel their bathrooms. People tend to have strong preferences when it comes to baths and showers. The shower/tub combination is perhaps the most economical in terms of space and money. Some people, however, like a separate stall shower or want a barrier-free shower, which is an excellent choice for people who use walkers or wheelchairs. Quadrant shower enclosures are a contemporary favorite. These glass-enclosed stall showers have a modern look and feel, and fit neatly in corners.
In terms of bathtubs, porcelain or plastic tubs are standard. Deeper soaking tubs offer an added degree of comfort and indulgence. Traditional claw-foot tubs have popular visual appeal, and remain among the most comfortable. Walk-in tubs allow people who cannot step over the sides of a bathtub to enjoy the pleasure of a bath. A Jacuzzi tub has jets that turn a bath into a relaxing massage.
Sinks, Vanities, and Toilets
The choice of sinks and vanities depends on style preference and space needs. Freestanding pedestal sinks are stylish and have clean lines. They do not, however, provide any storage or counter space. Vanities that combine sinks, counter space, drawers, and below sink storage are very practical. Mirrors with medicine cabinets add to the storage space.
Dual flush toilets reduce water use and may qualify for energy savings rebates. Bidets, common features in European bathrooms, are becoming increasingly popular among United States consumers.
Bath Stores and Bathroom Suites
Quality bath stores carry moderately priced and high-end fixtures from a variety of manufacturers of bathroom suites, such as TC bathrooms and imperial bathrooms, to name just two. If you are in the market for a new bathroom suite, visit bath stores to get ideas, look through magazines, and talk to contractors and other homeowners. A bathroom serves a useful purpose, but it can also be a place of elegance and comfort. Choose your bathroom suite carefully and you will enjoy your new room for a long, long time.
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