Remodeling A Bathroom Series Part 12 [Miscellaneous details and tips]

Watch Part 13 in the Bathroom Remodel Series:

Carpenter and builder Rob Robillard from offers advice on bathroom remodeling.

Read our detailed article on this process:

This video is part 12 of a several part video series being filmed as we remodel a bathroom. This episode deals with bathroom remodeling debris and construction debris management and removal.

Visit Rob’s website where he shares his industry training and experience to provide solutions to your problems and to make appropriate PRO recommendations for purchasing products, tools and accessories.When choosing the bathroom fixtures and materials one of the most important aspects to consider is the quality construction and finish on the product you select. In the last ten years bathroom fixtures and materials have changed dramatically. Energy efficiency has become a focus with companies producing more efficient flushing toilets, faucets and shower heads. The products and fixtures you choose for your bathroom will ultimately determine how the room will function and taking the time to research quality products will pay you dividends with longevity of you purchase. Getting Started: Develop a list of fixtures and furniture needed for your new bathroom. For example; a separate shower and tub requires double the fixtures as well as a glass enclosure as opposed to a combination tub and shower enclosure. If you are planning a remodel take the time to learn how to plan a bathroom remodel prior to tackling a project. This ensures you’re ready for the hidden conditions and unforeseen issues that always creep into a project.
Purchase and dig through consumer home magazines as well as interior and architectural design magazines. Visit design blogs and manufacturer websites to look at the newest fixtures and to read reviews on features and how they perform.
Visit home and plumbing centers to look at actual life size displays, check out the fit and finish quality as well as see what it costs. Communicate directly with your contractor and plumber. Many times he or she has extensive knowledge and experience with quality products. Consider hiring a professional designer to assist you in the process.
Bathtubs and Whirlpools: How much room you have will be a big factor in the tub you choose. Other factors to consider are; how big you want the tub, where the drain needs to be located, whether or not you will be installing glass doors, walls and surrounds.
Choose a tub that not only looks great but is also functional. A modern Acrylic Tub like the American Standard Studio Collection, features the EcoSilent Combo Massage System for the ultimate home spa experience that uses 50 percent less energy and produces 70 percent less noise. The air bath system offers a variety of massage options ranging from a gentle air bubble massage to an invigorating water jet massage.
Showers: When I think of glass doors I immediately go back to my childhood and think about the sliding glass doors that were affixed on top of tubs. While those types of doors still exist today’s walk in showers are becoming the norm in higher end bathrooms. Large luxurious walk in showers seem to dominate with custom glass enclosures.
Shower options are only limited to your imagination and budget. Many folks showers have spa like steam systems, music, lights, seating, rain-simulating shower heads, body sprays, hand held sprayers enclosed in custom glass enclosures.
Glass options such as the open look of clear glass to the distinctive patterns of rain, etched, fluted or beveled tempered glass. I work with Basco shower Doors for my shower remodels because they custom make any style and size shower enclosure that my customer needs. Sinks: Sinks come in all shapes, sizes, styles and colors. They can look like a vessel or basin or have a simple minimalist look similar to the American Standard Studio Under-counter Sink which is known for its unique curved basin. Under-mount sinks are popular in bathrooms with granite counter tops and are easy to clean and offer a striking, modern look. Faucets and Shower heads: Shower heads can be a simple no adjustment spray heat to an elaborate rain drop head. Many showers these days are also being plumbed with hand sprayers. Most hand sprayers offer a selector button on the hand grip that makes it easy to change spray patterns, even with wet, soapy hands. Each setting offers different spray patterns ― from an invigorating massage spray to a gentle aerated spray ― can be changed with the flick of a finger.
don’t overlook the shower valve.

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