Redoing your bathroom for the first time can be exciting but quite overwhelming. Purchasing bathroom equipment that is both functional, stylish and affordable can take some time and energy — and frustration — to pick out.
While it is easy to get swept up amongst all of the colors and textures of bathroom paint swatches, tile colors, cabinets and light fixtures, it is incredibly important to not neglect the functional aspects of the bathroom.
The two main areas that you should start with when remodeling your bathroom are the bathtub and the toilet. While they aren’t as fun as picking out paint swatches, ensuring that your bathroom has functional equipment like a toilet and a tub will provide a solid foundation for you to explore further design options.
Finding the Right Bathtub For Your Bathroom:
- While choosing a conventional bathtub is a popular option for many, there is a new option rising in popularity: the walk in bathtub. Walk in bath tubs take up less room than conventional tubs and offer a higher level of convenience and safety. Walk in bathtubs are particularly geared toward people who have issues with mobility. Common features include safety rails, seating etc. For those who have a hard time walking or if you have an elderly relative living with you, installing a corner tub can be a very practical option.
- For those looking for a more luxurious bathing experience, try looking into purchasing a soaking tub. Soaking tubs are ergonomically designed and are much deeper than traditional bathtubs. This allows bathers to be fully immersed. After a long day at the office, coming home to soak in soothing, warm water with plenty of bubbles is a great way to relax and unwind.
Finding the Best Kind of Toilet For Your Bathroom:
- Many people don’t know that there are many different kinds of toilets, including toilets made in the USA. Instead of getting a standard toilet, you may want to look into purchasing a high efficiency toilet. A high efficiency toilet use minimum amounts of water with maximum flushing power. For the environmentally — and financially — conscious, a high efficiency toilet is a great option.
- A lot of people are truly considered with the “green” nature of toilets in modern society. In fact, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were recently sponsors of an environmentally friendly toilet-design competition entitled “Reinvent the Toilet Fair”. When looking for toilets, ask about how much water they generally use.
When remodeling your bathroom, you don’t want to sacrifice quality for a low price. It’s always a good idea to look for goods made in the USA. While many people think that everything these days is made overseas, goods made in the USA still hold just as much merit.