Whether your bathroom is too cramped, too old, or broken down, Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air, has experts to turn your ugly bathroom into a relaxing and functional oasis. We handle everything from a new shower installation, sink installation, faucet replacement, or total renovation. Call us today to find out how we can improve your bathroom.
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Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Bathroom
Many Dayton homeowners want to remodel their bathroom, but it seems like such a daunting task that they don’t know where to begin. Let’s look at a few things to consider to put you on the right path.
- Plumbing – Most residential plumbing uses 1 ½ inch pipes for their drains, which are prone to clogging when you consider the hair and other debris that goes down. You can avoid clogs by using larger pipes, so consider bumping the pipes up to two inches. The cost is negligible, and you reduce the chance of clogs.
- Lighting – Think about adding recessed lighting throughout to make the room brighter. Also, consider adding lighting to your shower, and maybe add a dimmer switch to control the mood.
- Shower Windows – If you have the option, consider adding a frosted glass window to your shower to bring in natural light and fresh air if you want to crack it open.
- Storage – Having sufficient storage isn’t only about putting things away; it’s about keeping your bathroom space neat and clean. Consider adding a vanity with drawers for storage instead of doors because they’re easier to access.
- Tub or Shower? – Some people like taking baths while others prefer showers, and while you can have a tub with a shower, many people prefer one over the other. Ask yourself how many showers versus baths you take and pick the option that best suits your needs. You can be very creative with whatever option you choose.
If you’re still having difficulty deciding how best to remodel your bathroom, call our bathroom remodeling contractors today for a consultation.
When to Replace Your Bathtub
People don’t take baths only to get clean; they take them to relax after a rough day. Here’s how to know when it’s time to upgrade your bathtub.
First, ask yourself if your bathtub is comfortable. Having enough room to stretch out is essential to achieve that goal if you like bathing to relax. So, if your tub is too cramped, consider replacing it with a larger one.
Next, look at the tub and see if there’s any physical damage such as chips, cracks, or leaks. Also, look for discoloration or rust stains. Many times, it’s worth it to replace your aging tub rather than repairing it.
Lastly, ask yourself if the bathtub matches your decor; if not, consider remodeling your bathroom to modernize it.
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How to Upgrade Your Shower
Some people want to upgrade their bathrooms, but don’t have the funds to do the whole project at once. If this sounds like you, you can renovate in increments, and the shower is a great place to start. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Curtains – Changing shower curtains change the entire look of your bathroom. Consider ditching the dingy plastic curtains for fabric ones. Look for a color that complements the look and feel of your bathroom.
- Curtain Rods – Curved curtain rods add more space to your shower by giving back the space taken up by the curtain liner.
- Upgrade the Showerhead – A simple upgrade that can reinvigorate your shower is a new showerhead. Many save you money on your water bill by decreasing water usage without sacrificing pressure. There are a variety of showerheads from which to choose, including popular rainfall showerheads.
- Add a Caddy – If you’re like most homeowners, you have a variety of soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and other bottles strewn about the shower, which make the area cluttered. Adding a caddy helps you organize your items while maintaining a clean, uncluttered shower.
For more tips on improving your showering experience, call the experts at Ed Rike Plumbing, Heating & Air.