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Comfortable Bathrooms And Water Issues

Aug 7, 2008
In case you did not know, bathrooms these days seem to have become a very important factor being considered when people are looking for a home to buy. Along with the kitchen, these two rooms will usually ultimately decide if someone buys a home or not. The kitchen is important because so much time is spent there preparing meals and it is often a gathering place for family members while the food preparation is going on.

The bathroom in a home is where family members do not gather at one time of course, but it is where private time is spent. A lot of this time will include relaxing in a hot shower or bathtub. Today it is important that they have a luxurious look and feel to them. The water supply in the bathroom plays a major part in that comfort. No one wants to use the toilet and have it not flush properly so keeping this particular seat in the house in tip top shape is a must.

Toilet repairs are usually fairly easy for any homeowner to do themselves. The flushing mechanism in the tank can be bought in a single kit and installed without much problem. A toilet that is leaking around the base indicates that the wax seal underneath is worn out or has become misaligned allowing leaking. This is also easy to install a new one. You simply unhook the toilet water line, take the toilet up, remove and replace the wax seal, and carefully sit the toilet back down and hook it back up.

If you are going to install a new fancier tub with jets, this can increase the value of a bathroom. People love the spa feel when they relax in a hot tub of water. This could be done by a homeowner, but normally you will have to hire an installer to make sure everything works correctly. Fancier showers have also become a great bathroom improvement. Extra shower heads that massage and seating in a shower is what shower lovers want in a bathroom.

Ventilation in a bathroom is an essential element. Hot showers and baths produce a lot of hot moist air and without proper ventilation provided by an exhaust fan your bathroom can become infested with mold and possible damage to wood and sheetrock surfaces. You want your bathroom to be a place in the home where it is alright to use all the water you want, but at the same time the water must be kept where it belongs and moisture eliminated.
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