Posts Tagged ‘Bathroom Renovations’

Full, 3/4, or Half Bath: What to Choose for Your Bathroom Addition

Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

Choosing to add a bathroom onto the home can make morning and nighttime routines more convenient for large families or allow you to entertain guests with ease. A new bathroom may have all of the features you have always wanted, so it’s important to work with a contractor to make this room just the way you want it. You have a lot of options when it comes to a bathroom addition, but one of the first choices you’ll have to make is the size of the room. Will you choose a half bath, a ¾ bath, or a full bath? (more…)

Remodeling Your Bathroom for Efficiency

Friday, February 27th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

Whether your main concern is saving money or protecting the earth’s vital resources, remodeling your bathroom for greater efficiency is an excellent choice. With so many efficient replacements for showers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and lighting fixtures available today, you can renovate a room to save money without sacrificing any of the luxurious features you envision from your remodeling design.

When you remodel your bathroom using efficient fixtures and appliances, you’ll get all the amenities you expect with a lower cost of operation. Call Advanced Builders & Contractors today to learn how we can help you with a bathroom remodeling project for both style and energy savings.

Saving Water

Here in Los Angeles, we all know how important it is to conserve water. But drought or no drought, water conservation helps to reduce your environmental impact and lower your bills. You may be able to purchase faucet aerators from a hardware store that help to cut down your water usage by restricting the water pressure. Low-flow showerheads can do the same in your shower, but the design may night be ideal for your new bathroom remodel.

When it comes to renovating your entire bathroom, a technician can install a new low-flow faucet or showerhead with the elegance you expect from your new bathroom design. You should also have a technician replace an older toilet with a low-flush model, which may only use about half the water that an outdated model uses.

Saving Energy

Incandescent lights were once the norm for bathroom lighting, but these are not always a very efficient option. In a bathroom, you need the light to be strong enough for daily grooming, whether it’s shaving a mustache or putting on makeup. Some fluorescent lights flicker or make you appear an unnatural green color in the mirror, but modern fluorescent fixtures should not have this problem if installed by a professional.

Today’s fluorescent lights come in different tones, warm or cool, and should effectively and efficiently light up a room without giving off too much extra heat. If you do decide that you need incandescent lighting, you might consider a pendant lamp next to the mirror or small lights around the mirror, to encourage those in the home to use this light only sparingly.

Call Advanced Builders & Contractors for electrical services, plumbing installation, and other great design ideas for bathroom remodeling in Los Angeles.