It’s a new year, and for 2022 lots of Ohmstead Plumbing customers are thinking about new bathroom fixtures and bathroom renovation. Our experienced team is the one to talk with regarding the most common fixtures for your bathroom, and why it’s important to hire a professional installer.
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What are the Most Common Bathroom Fixtures?
When planning a bathroom renovation, the fixtures are one of the top considerations in terms of both style and functionality. Sinks, tubs, and faucet fixtures are the three most prominently featured aspects of a bathroom, and there are several styles worth considering.
Drop-in sink: This is one of the most common and economical bathroom sink styles. It fits into a hole in a vanity cabinet or sink stand and can be easily installed or removed.
Pedestal sink: Another common style of bathroom sinks, these freestanding sinks are economical and space-saving.
Undermount sink: Typically a bit higher in price, this product sits flush on the surface of the vanity–as opposed to a drop-in sink, which fits over the lip of the hole in the vanity.
Vessel sink: This “floating” sink is a high-end choice. It sits on top of a vanity as a bowl or rectangular vessel.
Widespread: Consists of a spout with separate hot and cold water handles.
Two-handle center set: The spout and both handles combine on a single base.
Single set: Has a spout and a single rotating handle.
Wall-mounted: Works well with above-the-counter and vessel sinks.
Freestanding: A stand-alone bathtub. Freestanding bathtubs are generally more expensive than other tubs due to their material, design, and overall maintenance. However, the biggest benefit of a freestanding bathtub is its longevity.
Alcove: Designed to fit between three walls, meaning the tub will have walls to its left, right, and back. This style is often used for a bath/shower combination. It’s usually the most affordable option and offers the most versatility.
Clawfoot: A freestanding bathtub that stands on four claw feet. Clawfoot tubs have a great vintage look. The overall weight of a clawfoot can range from 120 pounds to upwards of 900 pounds when filled with water.
Corner: A corner bathtub is perfect in a bathroom with limited floor space. This tub is supported by two walls and is usually three- or five-sided. They do however come in multiple shapes at a cost! The benefit of a corner tub is it often provides more bathing space than other bathtubs do.
Why Does Professional Bathroom Installation Matter?
Why should you choose a professional installer for your NC bathroom renovation? We can think of a few reasons.
Expert advice: A professional is trained to know the tools, machines, and materials needed for your desired bathroom renovations. Along with the actual installation, a pro can recommend alternative design ideas, inexpensive quality materials, and reliable subcontractors/suppliers.
Knowledge of state standards and regulations: Professional installers are well aware of state-imposed rules and regulations. This ensures that your renovations are up to code and helps facilitate faster permits and approvals. Identifying and correcting problems: During a renovation, it’s not uncommon for hidden plumbing problems to reveal themselves. A professional can fix these problems and assess/correct any other existing issues so that the renovation goes smoothly.