Q. What are some popular amenities and upgrades to consider for a master bathroom remodel?
A. Bathrooms are a place where a lot of new products and design ideas show up. There are many lines of plumbing fixtures with different features, from dual-flushing toilets to toilets that have a mechanical bidet function. There are lavatory faucets that turn on when you put your hands under them and air hand dryers like those you might find in a commercial bathroom. Almost any of the devices and products you see in commercial settings will soon make an appearance in the residential bathroom. Lighting is a big feature in bathrooms and attractive alternatives are always coming onboard. Low-voltage and LED lighting are now available for a number of uses. Electric towel warmers and electric radiant mats under a tile floor can make the bathroom a warmer place. Visit any contemporary bathroom shop to introduce yourself to lots of new ideas and products.
Keith Alward, Certified Remodeler
About Keith Alward
Keith Alward is a San Francisco Bay-area general contractor. In business for 33 years, he provides general remodeling services, along with an occasional new residence build or addition, and small commercial remodels. His company, Alward Construction, has won more than 50 awards, including eight National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Contractor of the Year awards. The company's work has been featured twice in The New York Times, three times on HGTV, and numerous times in national and local publications. His company has restored two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed residences.
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