By Alan Knight
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Before you set out to remodel your bathroom, take a moment to evaluate what you already have. Are you content with the size of the bathroom? If it seems too small, there are several options available.
One option, of course, is to make it bigger by simply rearranging the contents. That means making better use of the space by removing old, cumbersome fixtures that may no longer serve you. Let's say you have an out-of-date, fiberglass shower-surround that was installed when the house was built 40 years ago. It definitely takes up much-need space. However, with a little effort it can be expertly removed and discarded. But now, what do we replace it with? An excellent option is to bring in a freestanding tub.
There are several popular choices in today’s
market such as the elegant porcelain/cast iron Clawfoot or Pedestal soaking
tubs. It might be the Slipper Tub design,
with its high back that resembles
, or the Dual-ended tub
that offers attractive, symmetrical slopes Cinderella's slipper each end of the tub. The Pedestal tub is also a contemporary favorite
as it replaces the Clawfoot designs with a cast iron skirt at the bottom. These cast iron/porcelain tubs all come in
various sizes and can easily fill almost any space. The point is, they won’t look like the
standard, run-of-the-mill combo fiberglass tub/shower you had before. Far from it. You are adding elegance and
making better use of space. on
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Since I mentioned the sink, if you have a tiny bathroom, go for a porcelain pedestal sink. There are some slim, silhouettes out there that are perfect for a powder room or diminutive bathrooms. The only drawback is that they offer almost zero storage space and a small deck space. To work around this, many homeowners are creating niches in the wall for toiletries and other necessities. Unlike
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When caulking around tubs,
tiles, it’s best to choose
an acrylic caulk. It can be removed without the use of harsh chemicals so that
replacement is easier. And make sure it
is mold- and mildew-resistant. sinks or
Most homes that are 50 years old or older offer an antiquated wiring service in the bathroom. Over the years, the circuit has usually been abused by years of high-power hair drying. So don't just swap in GFI outlets. Replace the wiring, too, with dedicated 20-amp circuits and plenty of outlets for all the appliances you use, from electric razors, and toothbrushes, to hair-straightening irons, hair dryers, etc.
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In this article, I discussed several options for homeowners to consider when remodeling their
I talked about replacing their current fiberglass tub/shower with a standalone
cast iron/porcelain Clawfoot or Pedestal tub and/or going bathrooms the Safety Suite
Showers. I also discussed various things to consider such as new sink and
cabinet designs, replacing linoleum floors, upgrading the electric wiring,
using acrylic caulk and more. with
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Have a question? Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed at the end of this article and my brother, Alan, who heads up Tub King, will personally get back to you. It’s been my pleasure sharing this information with you.
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Alan Knight has many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. His companies not only provide superior products, they are also multi-award winners, receiving the “Best of Jacksonville Chamber Award” four years running. If you’d like to contact Tub King, call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231; or send an email to Alan@tubking.com.
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