Selecting fittings and fixtures for your bathroom

Every home has at least one or two bathrooms. Everyone in the house would use it for taking their daily shower and of course for other business. But did you ever wonder how the taps, showers commodes, sinks and other things have been selected and come together? In case, you are building a new house or renovating your bathroom; it is important that you know how to select the right fittings and fixtures. Here are a few tips to help you make the right choice.

The shower area

Most people will have a shower area in their bathroom. It may be a separate cubicle or even fixed above the bathtub. There are various types of shower heads available on the market, and it may be a little complicated when it comes to selecting the right one. Users pick handheld shower heads over regular ones if they prefer the flexibility of aiming the water where they want while some will also prefer the rainfall type which will deliver water from above. There are benefits of both models, and it is mostly based on individual preferences.

The sinks


Many of us will go to the bathroom sink to brush our teeth or shave. You will find that there are hundreds if not thousands of models when it comes to selecting a sink. You will find them made of ceramic, glass, steel and many other exotic materials too. WE will often also want there to be a mirror just above the sink to help us when we shave or even floss. Make sure you get one that is durable and matches the rest of your bathroom.

The taps

Your bathroom will have taps in two or three locations. The sink, the bathtub or the shower area. When deciding on taps, you must ensure that they all match so that your bathroom looks nice. If you have hot and cold water in your home, ensure the model you choose can handle hot water so that they will last you longer.


The seat that we sit on a few times a day and take care of business. Selecting the right toilet is also important if you want your bathroom to look elegant. There are various models, and the closed couple commode is often preferred as it looks better and comes in many designs. Make sure it matched the sink and bathtub in color and shape so that everything will look amazing.




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Hiring A Good Builder

Have you been looking for a reputable builder for your house? If yes, the following tips will guide you in choosing the right contractor for your construction project.

Getting recommendations

Someone can discuss his or her need with his family and friends. Additionally, someone can get a list of the available contractor by contacting the relevant associations in the building industry.yiu can also get a good contractor by consulting a building inspector.

Conducting interviews

After getting a list of the available contractors, you can call the contractors to ask them some questions. You can try to enquire about the projects these contractors have undertaken in the past, the subcontractors they work with and their financial references.

Meeting the contractors

You can decide to meet a few contractors based on the interviews you conducted with them over the phone. This will enable you to discuss your project further. A good contractor will always be ready to answer any question to ensure that you are fully satisfied. You should avoid hiring a contractor who has a track record of any dispute. You can also contact the local BBB to ensure that the selected contractor is reliable.

Meeting the former clients

This involves meeting some of the clients who have worked with the chosen contractor. This will help you in knowing how their project was done. Is possible you should make an effort of seeing the finished building. Furthermore, you should go ahead and visit the contractor on his current site. This will establish if he is using safe methods. Are his workers careful? All this is meant to provide you with a better idea about the hired contractor. You will get to know whether he or she is reliable.

Asking for bids

After short listing some candidates, you should go ahead and look forward to your project. A reputable, qualified contractor will need to have a clear idea and blueprints of what is expected by the homeowner in his project. Additionally, they will need to know the amount of money that the homeowner has set for the project. You should ask for bids. This will enable you to hire the best contractor who has the lowest bid.

Take into account of the deciding factors

Most homeowners are after hiring the lowest bidder. This is very wrong. Some of the lowest bidders might be desperate for the job or might cut corners. You should hire a contractor who is easy to work with and who can be reached throughout the period of the project.



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