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Bathroom Remodeling – Safe For Your Family and the Environment

If you are about to have an Austin bathroom remodel done, you are faced with an exciting opportunity to get a bathroom that is safe and environmentally friendly and which makes life more comfortable and pleasant for all members of your family. Also, if you want to sell your home in the future, you can consider the price of modelling an investment that you will recoup later.
Safety First
Members of our family may have accidents or illness befall them and that may change their needs which affect them in the bathroom more than in any other area of the house. Also, many of the upgrades that we would wish to do in these circumstances benefit the whole family. There is never a time that we like to think about becoming less mobile, having less energy or stability on our feet so why think of your bathroom remodel that way?
Why not approach it as a project that will increase the safety and comfort of your bathroom anyway and get it done now?
Grab bars and low level bathroom suites can aid safety for everyone and if properly placed by Austin bathroom remodelling professionals can add to the look of a bathroom too. It’s important to conform to all ADA Accessibility Guidelines and the professionals know how to do this and still leave you with a good looking bathroom.
Modern Makeovers
Many of the aspects of a bathroom modelling project that you would wish to do for someone who is getting on in years or who has limited mobility, if even only for a short time, are things many of us would really enjoy in our bathroom. Who wouldn’t like a bench to sit down in the shower thus making essential tasks like toenail cutting easier? Or who would turn down the opportunity to avoid slipping on a wet bathroom floor by installing non-slip safety flooring?
Thinking about it from that angle, doesn’t it make sense to do some safety upgrades now and ensure that your bathroom is good for you to retain your independence in advancing years? If you approach your bathroom remodel with that mindset and get it done early, you avoid the problems, stress and added expense of getting these measures put in place in a hurry when you really need them.
Green Remodeling
When people think of bathroom remodelling they often just consider the money they are going to have to pay out. Even though they can see real practical reasons for the remodel, they back off, worrying about what it will cost. They don’t see that by doing the right kind of remodel they can actually save themselves money for years to come.
Most of us these days are looking for ways to save money on our utility bills and we see it as a hopeless task because we know we need to heat and light our homes, we know we need to bathe and to clean clothes. What we neglect to think about is how we can go about these activities with much greater energy efficiency.
Have you Heard of a Green Toilet?
It’s not some alien invention or a poorly maintained utility where mold has been allowed to grow. In fact, it’s something that everyone should consider installing as part of their bathroom remodel. No other fixture is called upon to work harder than your toilet. It makes sense to get a toilet that is as environmentally friendly as possible. The most important factor to consider is water conservation. A low flush toilet which uses under 1.6 gallons each flush is good start. Getting a professional plumber to install a green toilet as part of your bathroom remodel project will help you do your bit towards helping the planet.…

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House Improvements

Revealed – The Beauty Of Hardwood Floors

Every single homeowner is always looking for ways to improve the look of the room, because there is nothing better than having a place you really like to spend time. One of the most important aspects of any room in the type of flooring you use, and one of the ways to add a really nice design touch to any room is to install a genuine hardwood floor. They have a lot of advantages including the fact they fit with most kinds of decoration, and they are also extremely durable and easy to maintain.
The main thing about hardwood flooring is the ease of maintenance. To keep them in good shape all you need to do is vacuum them fairly regularly or use a soft brush to clean out some of the dust and debris that will accumulate there. You can also use professional cleaning products or a soft cloth to add a shine to the wood.
In terms of hardwood types, you need to choose one that will fit in with your decoration. If you have a very antique looking room, it can be a good idea to look toward the dark finish, and one of these that can be a good choice is walnut flooring, a type which has a very dark color and which adds a really traditional look to any decoration. It also has the added advantages of being extremely durable.
If you want a lighter look, perhaps because your decoration is more on the modern side, it can be an idea to look at pine flooring. This goes extremely well with modern furniture, and it has the advantage that it can be stained to a darker finish if that is what you desire.
One thing that you do need to bear in mind is that hardwood flooring is much more expensive than laminate flooring, and you therefore need to budget accordingly. However due to the fact that it is extremely durable you will end up with a floor that can last for many years.
Overall, hardwood flooring adds some real sense of beauty to any room, and given that they have so many different shades available you are certain to find one that will make your room really come alive.…