If you are thinking of updating your Kitchen and/or Bathroom the options and decisions can be extremely overwhelming!
Is bigger really better? Should you install tile or a shower unit? Do you need a bathtub or just a larger shower? Elongated or round toilet seats? Does a right height toilet really make a difference? Does it really matter? Should you install infloor heating into the bathroom floor?
First, start with a budget. You need to come up with a number that you are comfortable with and look within those price constraints. Renovating your bathroom and/or kitchen is an investment into your home which will provide you many years of enjoyment and financial pay back should you decide to sell.
With the internet, many home owners are extremely knowledgeable prior to contacting their plumbing and heating contractor. HGTV Remodels has inspiring ideas for your kitchen and bath to help get you started.
Tips From Our Pro’s
- Do your research on products – don’t get sucked into flashy features you may never use.
- Sit on a toilet with an elongated bowl, round bowl and one that is right height.
- Doing a complete renovation on your kitchen and bathroom is not for a DIY’er – this is something that should be left to the professionals.
- If you need to move any plumbing, ensure this is done before you install flooring or paint.
- Measure twice – always!
- Quality over quantity – if you are spending the money you want to get value products and services from brands and a business who will stand behind their product. Look for products with a great manufacturers warranty.
- If you purchase your own products and have the plumber install them, if a problem ever arose it *may* not be as easy to fix – one stop shopping with ordering your fixtures and having them installed will ensure if there were any problems the records are all in one place.
- Consider the age of the plumbing in your house – does it need to be upgraded in your mechanical room before you can upgrade your bathroom or kitchen?
- If you are not design savvy work with a cabinet maker or hardware store to ensure your kitchen or bathroom is laid out properly to maximize efficiency and save on any costly mistakes.
- If you are getting a solid surface counter top – you will need a minimum of 24 hours for it to set prior to your faucet and plumbing being reconnected.
- It takes time – Plan accordingly.
- Ask family and friends!
- Most important – have fun with it!
Some of your options for your kitchen and bathroom.
Stainless steel kindred kitchen sink and faucet set in an upgraded laminate counter with a very stylish and modern tile back splash.
4 foot walk in shower with glass doors.
American standard basin lavatory sink with a simple faucet set.
Undermount American Standard lavatory basin with a Moen single lever faucet.
Corner Shower with glass sliding doors.
Closeup of the corner glass sliding doors for the shower.
Kitchen faucet and drinking water with an undermount stainless steel sink.
4 foot shower with glass sliding doors slightly frosted
Bathtub with glass sliding doors slightly frosted.
Custom bathroom sink and faucet for a powder room.
Undermount sink and faucet.
Whirlpool tub installed ready for the tile or skirt.
Pull out kitchen faucet with drinking water and upgraded undermount kitchen sink.
Kitchen bar faucet and dual sink – one side is larger than the other – perfect for prep !
Custom bathroom fixtures.
Custom tiled shower with slide shower bar.
Kitchen bar faucet.
Pull out faucet showing the wand coming out of the faucet and the water on.
Toilets are available in colours other than white.
Bathroom sink faucet.
Custom tiled shower complete with body jets, rain shower head and slide shower bar.
Bathtub surround with shower bar and angled shower curtain rod.
Farm house kitchen sink with a pull out kitchen faucet.
Stainless steel sink and faucet set ready to be connected to the plumbing.