When most people think about their dream home improvement projects, many people forget about the importance of a good Santa Clara toilet installation project. However, getting the right Santa Clara toilet installation project completed can truly transform your home in a way that provides major added value to anyone using the home on a daily basis.
After all, everyone needs to use the toilet on a regular basis, so few other home improvement plumbing projects play a role as crucial as a toilet installation project. To help get you pointed in the right direction, our team of plumbing experts has prepare a few quick tips for you to quickly learn from.
Tip 1: Scope out your space
The last thing you’ll want to do is choose a toilet design to install and then discover part way through your project that it won’t fit the space that you have to work with. Therefore, it’s critical to study the space you have to work with before you get your project underway.
Don’t just consider whether or not the toilet will fit in the space available – consider also the free space that will be needed for someone to comfortably use the toilet and the surrounding fixtures. Make sure doors, cabinets, and other moving fixtures won’t be blocked, and be sure to consider legroom and other necessary free space as needed.
Sometimes less is more, so be sure to leave ample space if your bathroom doesn’t have a lot of space to make use of to begin with.
Tip 2: Think about who will be using the toilet
Also critically important to consider before planning your toilet installation project is who will be using your toilet most frequently and on an ongoing basis. After all, if the toilet design you pick doesn’t meet the needs of the people who need to use it on a regular basis, it won’t provide the value needed to make your home attractive to live in.
If there are already people using your home, consider the size of the people who will be using the toilet most frequently. For example, if the toilet is in a bathroom attached to a bedroom, you may want to consider a size and shape that best fits how large that person is. Small designs can be very uncomfortable for larger folks, and likewise large designs can be challenging for smaller people to use. Choosing a more average size is usually the safest, but if the person is likely to live near and use the toilet for a long time, you may want to personalize your choice a little more.
For toilets in common areas like near living rooms, usually an average size and design is best.
If you’re not sure who will be living at the home long-term, for example if you’re planning to rent or sell the home, average selections for toilet designs is almost always recommended to appeal to the largest set of potential users possible.
Tip 3: Consider the style of your home
While it’s not quite as important as who will be using the toilet and what space you have to work with, the style of your home is also worth taking a moment to consider.
Think about both the existing style of the bathroom you plan to install the toilet into, as well as the overall style of the home. If you’re trying to remodel to change the style of your home, consider the style you’re aiming to capture.
Be sure that the toilet designs you consider will work nicely with the existing or desired styling of your home, and avoid designs that conflict too strongly with the surrounding styles.
Tip 4: Hop online to find inspiration
While going into a brick-and-mortar store to review toilet designs for styles, sizes and materials is always a great idea, these days there are many convenient resources online where you can browse a wide range of options to decide what you think might be a good fit for your needs.
Hop online and fire up apps and websites like Instagram and Pinterest to check out the latest posts, hashtagged trends, and collections curated by both professionals and enthusiasts online.
Try to start out broad, choosing a wide range of examples that you like, then whittle down your list to the most practical designs that best fit your home and needs.
Tip 5: Talk it over with a professional
Once you’ve defined what you’re looking for in your toilet installation and after you’ve gathered a handful of examples, talk over your needs with a professional home improvement plumbing team like ours at Performance Plumbing.
We’re always happy to review your notes and provide professional advice to answer any questions you may have, and we’re also happy to provide a free estimate up front before any work agreements are made, so be sure to get in touch with us via phone or email to get the help you need right away!