When embarking on a bathroom remodel, you’ll want to make sure the results don’t just please you, but also that they add value to your home, while saving you money on water and energy, as well. The few suggestions below will help you take advantage of the latest technologies, design trends and bathroom plumbing upgrades.
- Hide the Toilet: A functional and stylish bathroom should also be discreet, so hide that fixture away, either behind a wall or in its own room-within-a-room. A piece of furniture – a dresser or armoire, say – can create the required barrier without having to pay for a framed wall.
- Splurge on the Shower: The era of the Roman Tub is over! People began to realize that they could literally count on one hand how many times they used the bathtub. Now they are using that space to build bigger showers, often with steam generators, body sprays, his-and-her showerheads, and other bathroom plumbing upgrades.
- Water Efficiency: In recent years, faucets, toilets and showerheads have all become water efficient and eco-friendly, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s ‘WaterSense’ program, which certifies bathroom plumbing products as being 20% more energy efficient than federal standards. Tests have established that WaterSense low-flow showerheads can deliver a strong pulse at a flow rate of just 2½ gallons per minute. These days, you can even have a low-flow rain showerhead.
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