Custom Shower Systems: Selecting The Apt One

Custom Shower SystemsIf you’re looking to select a custom shower base but have found yourself besieged with choices, here you have the options. Expanded or extruded polystyrene, mud set pans, cultured marble and solid surface Corian are just some of the common options. Letting know the choices in not any major problem – it’s finding the best alternative for you that could be tough. Here are few steps which will help you guide through in taking the decision best decision for your custom shower systems.

Step 1 – Recognize your options – In the past the most commonly used custom pan was a mortared mud set (it did not need specialized materials and many tile setters were well-known with the process). Though there was a lot of acquaintance with this approach, the failures with this system became too general, as well. Now systems like extruded and expanded polystyrene and solid surface bases are gaining high regard for their long term performance and ease of installation.

Step 2 – Know how the position of your bathroom influences your selection – If your project is situated on the second floor with stairs which are difficult to contrive; it may accurately be impossible to use a cultured marble unit or heavy solid surface for the reason of their weight and the ability to fit the pan throughout the door might not be possible. If access is difficult, the mortared and extruded/expanded polystyrene systems are best.

Step 3 – Decide how important a totally waterproof base will be to you– expanded polystyrene bases and Solid surface are complete waterproof and factory made as one assembly. In the case of a concrete base it is handmade at the job spot and its long term success is totally reliant on the skills and knowledge of the field installer or proprietor.


Kitchen Cabinets: Kitchen Storage Space

Kitchen CabinetsMany people think about changing their kitchen cabinet which is not an easy home development task, it is also costly at times and might take some time to complete. If this question is keeping you from starting your kitchen cabinet make over, then, now is the time for you to make a choice.

The following are the features to consider while choosing between re-facing and replacing your kitchen cabinet.

When to reface kitchen cabinets?

  • If you want to give fresh look to your Kitchen Cabinets.
  • If you don’t wish to remove the original construction materials that cost high in the market.
  • If you want to save huge amount, but still making the kitchen look as desirable as you want it to be.
  • If restoring would not add value to your home.
  • If you are preparing to sell your home and the kitchen cabinet is pulling down the value of your home.

What are the disadvantages of re-facing kitchen cabinets?

  • If you have future plans to develop your kitchen work space, then re-facing kitchen cabinets would be more expensive.
  • You cannot incorporate changes in kitchen cabinets to install extra space.
  • The interior cabinet remains same, so does maintenance.
  • You still have to deal with same workspace and storage problems.

What are the benefits of re-facing kitchen cabinets?

  • It is cheaper.
  • It is more appealing to probable home buyers.
  • It redefines the look of the kitchen.
  • It is up to date, clean and fresh.

What are the disadvantages of replacing kitchen cabinets?

  • You may be throwing away expensive wood.

What are the benefits of replacing kitchen cabinets?

  • Modern kitchen cabinet materials are easy to maintain and lighter in weight.

Modern kitchen cabinet materials are highly durable and stronger.