How to Save Water (and money) with your Bathroom Remodel Part II
(For more water and money saving tips, check out How To Save Water (and money) with your Bathroom Remodel Part I!)
Though it’s one of the most plentiful resources on earth, water is also one of the most expensive – and certainly the most precious. In our last post, we talked about the many ways you can turn your shower from one of your bathroom’s most wasteful features into one of the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
Though the shower has the potential to be the biggest water waster in your bathroom, you’ll be surprised to learn that both the toilet and the sink can certainly contribute their fair share to your water bill. Now that we’ve got the shower out of the way, let’s examine how we can tackle these other two potential water gushers, and strategize some more ways your conservation-centered remodel can give you the bathroom of your dreams without the hefty monthly bill.
How to Save Water (and money) With Your New Bathroom Remodel Part 1
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, one leaky faucet can waste over 70 gallons of fresh water every year. Multiply that by all of the sinks, shower heads, hoses, and toilets you have in your house, and not only will you get a tsunami of wasted water, but you’ll also find yourself drowning in wasted money when your water bill finally comes. This is not a scenario any homeowner wants to endure.
Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show
When: 2015 April 24, 25, 26
Where: Arizona State Fairgrounds (1826 W. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85007) Use this link for directions.
Cost: $5 for Adults. $2 for children 2-12 years old. FREE for children under 2 years old. You can also use this Groupon to get a bigger discount!
ReBath and 5 Day Kitchens have been showcasing our products and services at The Maricopa County Home & Landscape Show for years. We are very excited for this home show in April! There are a lot of great guest appearances and chances for you to save on bathroom and kitchen remodeling.
Top 3 Ways to Add Value to Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel
Home Buying season is quickly approaching, and if you’re serious about selling your home, you want to add the most value possible before your listing ever hits the market. One great way to add potential and actual value to your home is by updating the room that buyers and industry insiders agree will give you the most bang for your buck: the kitchen.
While an updated and remodeled kitchen adding value to your home seems like common sense, there is science to back it up as well. According to REALTOR Magazine’s 2013-14 Cost vs. Value Report, both minor kitchen remodels and major kitchen remodels make the top ten list of home improvement projects that not only recoup costs, but also boost curb appeal – upping potential interest levels and improving the likelihood of a sale. Written frankly: an updated kitchen is something everyone wants, regardless of geographic location, economic status, or any other determining factor.
So now that we’ve shown you the hard evidence that remodeling your kitchen will help bring value to your home, the big question remains: what should I put into my remodel?
Does Size Matter?
When it comes to bathrooms in our homes, conventional wisdom tells us that bigger is most definitely better. Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous walk-in shower, a full soaking tub, double sinks, floor-to-ceiling frosted windows, a relaxation/spa area, and chandeliers all elegantly arranged in a stunning spacious environment? Well, it’s pretty safe to say that we all would, but, unfortunately, the dream of having a bathroom the size of a garage remains just a dream for most of us. However, just because you may not have the square footage or home layout to accommodate an oversized and spacious bathroom, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to do but settle for small. In fact, there are plenty of steps you can take during your bathroom renovation to best utilize the space and materials you do have to create something spectacular.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at 3 simple concepts and principles you can incorporate in your bathroom remodel that will not only help give you fabulous space, but also make your space fabulous.