10 Amenities to Make Your Bathroom Extraordinary
“Tub, shower, toilet, sink”: It’s the mantra of bathrooms. But even if you have them all and more (two sinks!), you may be missing some essential bathroom amenities. Add these top 10 to get on your way to the perfect bathroom for your house.
1. Thermostatic valves. Shower valves have either one handle that controls both volume and temperature with a turn, or separate controls for volume and temperature.
A thermostatic valve controls the temperature and volume, giving you the opportunity to have a trickle of hot water or a full shower of cold. If you want to get particular about the amount and temperature of the water coming out of your showerhead, a thermostatic valve is the way to go.
2. Electric floor heat. Tile is a cool surface — literally! If your toes shrink at the thought of crossing your frigid tile floor, make sure your tile setter installs an electric heat mat before putting in the tile. The mats come as custom self-contained mats or as wire strung between plastic pegs (known as an RPM system).
Conscientious tile setters will attach a “loudmouth” to their heating system while installing tile, so that if the electrical connection is broken, the loudmouth makes noise. Installing two sensors to the thermostat is a good idea too, so if one breaks, the other still functions. When you program the thermostat to go on at 5 a.m., you will be rewarded with warm toes at 6, and that’s worth every penny of the cost.
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