Tips for Getting Started

Kitchen and bath renovation and construction are not for the weak of heart. One must be detail–oriented, driven, a good communicator, all while at the same time exhibiting patience, and fortitude.

Here are just a few things to consider when embarking on your bath or kitchen renovation. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it’s a starting point.


All toilets require a specific rough in dimension. When replacing a bathroom toilet, verify the rough in dimension to make sure the new toilet will fit correctly. This can be done by measuring from the finished wall to the bolts that secure the toilet to the floor. The standard rough in dimension is twelve inches but can be ten or fourteen.


When installing a whirlpool or air tub, be sure to leave access to the motor, any blowers or in–line heaters, in case they need to be replaced in the future. And when purchasing a soaking tub, whirlpool, air tub, or custom shower, be sure you have an adequate supply of hot water.


When designing a custom body spray shower, always use a 3/4″ rough shower valveAnd consider a grab bar in the tub or shower for ease of entry and exit.


Consider radiant heat. Even if your home has an existing heating system, floor warming in bathrooms can be achieved with cost–effective electric radiant heat.


When selecting a bathroom vanity make sure when opening any doors or drawers they don’t hit any obstructions.


Don’t forget to purchase your bathroom accessories. Bath accessories such as towel bars, soap dishes, shower baskets, bathroom shelves, and toilet paper holders to match your lavatory and shower faucets are often available. View an extensive selection in our showroom. Also, fine decorative hardware is a great way to bring your kitchen and bath cabinets to life.


Have you considered a bidet? Bidet toilet seats are now available and will fit on many existing toilets allowing you to save valuable space and money.


Do you have adequate bathroom ventilation? The Panasonic Fan display in our showroom will give you a sample of some bathroom ventilation fan options.