Copper repiping is a term used to describe the refitting or replacing of old or existing pipes in a home or business. Most buildings constructed more than twenty-five years ago were fitted with galvanized pipes, which are iron pipes coated with zinc. As galvanized pipes age, the zinc lining erodes, and the constant movement of water causes the pipes to rust.
As galvanized pipes age and deteriorate, they must be replaced. Most homes and businesses prefer to replace the old iron pipes with new copper pipes. In fact, copper pipes are the preferred replacement because they are strong, durable, lightweight, safe, and immune to rust. Continue reading
If you are thinking about completely remodeling your bathroom or just giving it an update, one of the first things you should consider are the types of sinks you may want to incorporate. One of the most important parts of any bathroom is the vanity area, including the bathroom sink. A well-coordinated sink sits on a beautiful vanity like a jewel on a crown. There are bathroom sinks for sale at almost any decent sized hardware store or online. They range in price anywhere from free for a used bathroom sink to thousands for a handcrafted copper bathroom sink.
Here is a list of choices of standard bathroom sinks for the average household along with a brief description of each. Continue reading
After shopping at various decorative bathroom supply stores, home improvement stores, and even design centers, you have found several small bathroom sink solutions that will fit into your limited space. Some may be out of your budget and others may be shockingly inexpensive, but before paying for anything, consider how the sink will be used.
For a high use area, small sinks made from porcelain are the most reasonably priced, and the easiest to maintain. Porcelain is very resistant to staining and the finish is durable enough to withstand years of hard scrubbing. Porcelain is no longer the plain, boring choice of decades gone by. There are many options of porcelain sink colors as well as unique looks available on the market.
Small spaces require special considerations as to where the sink will be mounted. If it is in a vanity, small bathroom sink cabinets that fit the space can be hard to find. This is especially true for a small corner bathroom sink or vanity, and it may be necessary to have a unit custom-made if one can not be found. Continue reading
Corner bathroom vanities, as their name implies, are designed to fit into the corner of a room, flush with a wall. They may contain a single sink or act as a dressing table, particularly in bathrooms already equipped with a pedestal sink that offers no counter space.
A vanity that is designed to accommodate a sink, or one that is sold with a built in sink unit is called a corner bathroom vanity vessel sink. This is the ideal option for those with a water line that runs through the corner of a bathroom, or a home in which the sink was initially placed in a corner. In most cases, these units are sold with a built-in sink, though it may be possible to replace this basin with the basin of your choice. Continue reading