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Update Your Bathroom With New Basin and Fixtures

Sep 19th 2015 at 2:59 AM

There are many reasons you might be considering a bathroom remodel. It could be you just moved in to an older house, or you're about to sell yours and want to get more value with some quick updates. No matter the reason, there are a few noticeable ways to update your bathroom without breaking your budget. These can be aesthetic, functional, or a little of both. Contact a local 24-hour plumber in Carlsbad to discuss your plans and options. Here are just a few sink-specific pieces of advice to consider.

A new sink basin can take your bathroom from outdated to high-fashion in the blink of an eye. There are so many colors, shapes and styles that there is certain to be a basin you can fall in love with. A drop-in sink is hassle-free and has a sophisticated look, or if you're going for a spa feel, vessel sinks sit on top of the counter and are very striking. Even an under-mounted basin, commonly chosen for ease of cleaning, can give your bathroom an updated look by choosing one made from modern materials, like brushed copper or marble.

Whether you swap out your basin or not, new fixtures can also go a long way to updating the look of your bathroom. Like basins, fixtures also come in a variety of materials and styles, so be sure to coordinate your fixtures attractively. A clear no-no is mixing brushed metal with shiny, it's better to pair a bright, metal fixture with a ceramic or onyx basin. The way your fixture is mounted also depends on the basin, since if your sink has pre-drilled holes, you can't use a wall-mounted faucet. Similarly, pair a vessel sink with a vessel faucet, using this faucet with an under-mounted basin will make your faucet too high.

Your new bathroom upgrade will go over even better if everything works the way it's supposed to. There's nothing wrong with picking out styles and coordinating materials on your own, but anything that deals with the plumbing should be handled by a professional. This is especially necessary when changing your basin type, since going from a counter-top vanity to a pedestal sink is a big deal. Another change which is best handled by a professional is going from one handle to two, or the other way around.

Hopefully you now have an idea of what to think about when updating your bathroom, these tips are quite sink-centric, but it's much the same when thinking about the tub or floor tiles. Find out all your options, and know the number of a good 24-hour plumber in Carlsbad to help out with the functional aspect of your update. This website will get you in touch with a licensed plumber in your area.

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Bob puts his many years of plumbing experience to good use by writing on various plumbing topics on his blog at

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