Bathroom Remodeling: How To Save Money On Products
With spring just around the corner, many people will be thinking of (or taking on) a home or bathroom renovation. Renovating your home not only makes it more comfortable, but also improves its value as well. Nonetheless, most people get excited easily over gleaming countertops and shiny appliances, with spending more than they should on the same. With careful planning, you should be able to save money by choosing fixtures and appliances carefully, as well as buy appliances that leave a minimal carbon footprint.
A simple home remodeling project can attract hefty bills especially tax, which is the reason you should be careful about the products you go for. Discussed below are a few tips on how to save money on products for a bathroom remodeling project.
Shower Heads and Bathroom Faucets
Many people are torn between repairing and repairing bathroom faucets and shower heads. Although fixing these faucets can help save some money, it is considerably more expensive than buying a new one in the long run. How? You may ask. The answer is, newer bathroom showerheads and faucets can help save heating and water bills considerably. The reason for this is that most of the showerheads on the market today come with a low water flow feature, which means you get to enjoy your bath or shower without wasting too much water.
It is also worthy identifying fixtures with an Environmental Protection Agency’s label on them. 5-star energy rated appliances, for instance, can help you save more than 20% in energy bills as compared to non-rated ones. The same applies to faucets and showerheads with the low water flow feature.
Replacing your toilet with a low-flow toilet can help save thousands of gallons of water in a year. This can make a huge difference in your utility bills in the long run.
Almost everyone today wants a high-end shower in their bathroom. Beautiful frameless showers, with multiple showerheads are the most popular trends today, and rightfully so! But the key is to create the most beautiful shower you can that is also water efficient and stays within your budget. Upgrading your shower fixtures also demands a revamp of the plumbing system. Try to limit the number of showerheads you install to reduce the amount of water you use. But if you do decide to splurge, the heads and jets that you use, the more water and pressure will be needed to make it practical. You may therefore have to call a professional plumber to help handle the plumbing needs to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Lastly, it’s critically important to choose the best contractor to install your frameless shower. In Phoenix, we have fallen in love with and choose Stellar Glass Works for all of our shower enclosure installations and highly recommend them to anyone in the Phoenix area.
The type and size of water heater in your home can determine whether, or not, you will save money on the same. With many people going for multiple showerheads, the demand for hot water increases, meaning your current water heater may not be capable of meeting the increased hot water needs. If you have plenty of space, you can then invest in a larger hot water tank or heater, a solar water heater, or even better, a tank-less hot water system.
Have a professional handle the installations
Although a DIY bathroom remodeling project may be enticing, it is always a wise idea to have a professional handle everything here. Consulting with a professional, and hiring a certified plumber to help with the installations can help save money, time, and frustrations that come with the same.