Trending Bathroom Fittings & Accessories 2020

Trending Bathroom Fittings & Accessories 2020

Innovations in bathroom fittings and accessories are created to make everyday life easier. As we use the bathroom at least 3 or 4 times a day, it’s necessary to feel comfortable in the space. From new bathroom accessories to improved plumbing fittings, these trending innovations are designed not only for smart bathroom commercial installations but also for domestic spaces.

With sleek designs that can match any bathroom style, the innovations are not only an upgrade to a smarter, cleaner and more convenient way of using the bathroom, but these installations can also increase the value of your property. The new technology embedded in the bathroom fittings and accessories were made to improve hygiene practices as well as lessen germ infection. Most importantly, these new bathroom innovations are often environmentally friendly since they consume less energy and lowers water consumption.

modern bathtub

Whether it’s a deep soak bathtub or a free-standing bathtub, there are new technological innovations designed specifically to make soaking in bathtubs more relaxing and resource-efficient. Bathtub innovations include electronically controlled scheduled switches and water temperature adjustments. This way, you won’t need to wait for your water to heat up or cool down, not only saving you time but also lessening your water consumption. Advanced bathtubs now also have various relaxing features which make it seem like you have your spa. Deep soak tubs and even free-standing bathtubs have water jet features as well as chromotherapy functions which uses different light colours to set the ambience of your bath allowing you to unwind after a hard day’s work.

Though this type of faucet has long been used in commercial installations, domestic properties are also upgrading to infrared sensor faucets because of its hygienic purpose. Infrared sensor faucets reduce the chances of germ contamination since there’s no need for physical contact to turn on or shut off the faucet. Installing this smart faucet also reduces the chances of forgetting to turn off the faucet and leaving the tap to run for a long time not only increasing your water bill but also wasting water resources.

sensor faucet digital shower

The latest innovation when it comes to programmable shower is the voice-activation feature which controls the whole system. With a programmable shower, you can choose the temperature of the water as well as set the time for how long the water will run, allowing you to be mindful of your water consumption. For baths with multi-shower heads, you can program when each shower can turn on especially if you are using side showers with massage features. Some programmable showers also have a steam feature with adjustable temperatures truly creating a spa-like experience. Other digital showers also have a blue tooth speaker option so that you can enjoy taking a bath while listening to your favourite music.

There are different types of smart toilets with different features, but all are designed to be a convenient way of using the toilet.  Smart toilet nowadays features energy-saving innovations like adjustable water options which you can set depending on how much volume of water you’ll need to flush the toilet. Good hygiene is also promoted since there are built-in bidets with various water options for your convenience. You won’t need to worry about running out of toilet paper not only because there’s already a bidet but also because there’s a drying feature with hot or cold air options. A smart toilet can also come with an anti-microbial seat as well as a self-cleaning function which uses water pressure mixed with a cleaning agent to wash away dirt and germs every time you flush. Some smart toilets also have built-in sensors which alert you of possible plumbing leaks reducing the chances of putting off plumbing problems till it gets worse. And to make it more comfortable, smart toilets also feature spa-like experiences like heated seating, foot-warming, Bluetooth speakers and water & air massage features.

smart toilet solar hot water system

A solar hot water system is not only perfect for commercial installations but it’s also a good choice for domestic households that would like to save big on their electricity. Since solar panels collect and convert the sun’s energy to heat cold water reserved in ground-mounted or roof-mounted storage tanks, there’s no need for continuous use of electricity since power comes from the solar panels. A solar hot water system is also advantageous since you won’t run out of hot water when there are electrical emergencies.

While installing these new bathroom fittings and accessories may seem simple, there are often carpentry and pipework adjustments needed as well as some electrical fixes. So why risk an inferior job when you can use fast, efficient reliable licensed experts?

At The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we have licensed and experienced plumbers with the appropriate tools needed to complete any commercial or domestic bathroom renovation or plumbing fitting and accessories installation project. For hot water system installations, we can help you retrofit your existing hot water system to an energy-efficient solar-powered hot water system. We also offer a service warranty for all hot water system installations expertly carried out by our licensed local Perth plumbers and gas fitters.

Autumn Plumbing & Gas Maintenance Ideas for Perth Homes

Autumn Plumbing & Gas Maintenance Ideas for Perth Homes

People often tend to do renovations and property maintenance before the holiday season starts during December and January. As we approach autumn, it’s an ideal time to address outdoor plumbing and roof cleaning & repairs. The end of summer is the perfect time to plan your home improvement project so that you can start around autumn, and finish before winter arrives.

Here at The Plumbing and Gas Guys, we offer 24/7 year-round plumbing, gas fitting and renovation services to all suburbs in Perth, Western Australia. Aside from emergency plumbing and gas fitting services that can pop-up any day and time of the year, we recommend to customers autumn as an ideal time to do home maintenance and renovations for their Perth homes

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Tree roots as small as thin hair fibres can enter pipes and cause blockage when they accumulate. Solid things that pass through your drain can also be trapped further causing blockage to your pipers. Call a licensed, professional plumber to assess your sewer lines, especially if you feel that your waste pipes start to drain slowly or give off an unpleasant odour.

It’s essential to clean your gutters every so often to remove falling debris such as leaves, tree roots, sand that accumulate and block your roof pipes and drainage. Roof plumbing, cleaning and repair are best done during spring and autumn.

Autumn Plumbing & Gas Maintenance Ideas for Perth Homes Energy-Efficient Hot Water Systems

Hot water system installations, especially placing a big tank outside or adding solar panels (for solar hot water systems) on the roof is best done after cleaning, and repairs to the roof are done to make sure that there’s good support for the system to be installed on.  

 

To prepare for the colder weather ahead, it’s best to have your hot water system checked and repaired during the autumn months. 

hot water shower kitchen tiling

Do you see mould forming? You must take action sooner than later. To avoid plumbing emergencies caused by blocked sinks and toilets, better to have them checked out and cleaned now if you suspect there’s a problem. Do you feel it’s time to renovate? Talk to The Plumbing and Gas Guys for ideas and choose the fixtures and fittings that will suit your style of home.

 

Contact The Plumbing and Gas Guys on 1800 087 244 and speak to our 24/7 Customer Service personnel to schedule general plumbing and gas health check and maintenance. We can send out a team that’s trained to the highest standard in every aspect of their trade, from appliance installation; dealing with tap leaks to the installation of major gas and hot water replacements. Our licensed Perth plumbers and gas fitters use the latest and most sophisticated technology to clean blocked pipes and drains as well as repair damaged lines and systems. Our hot water supply, installation and repair services are also available for all suburbs in Perth, Western Australia.

Why You Need a Bathroom Renovation

Why You Need a Bathroom Renovation

Home improvement projects add value to your home. According to a home advisor, one of the most common updates people are inspired to do in houses is a bathroom renovation.

Remodeling a bathroom is essential if you want its style to better adapt your current needs. It doesn’t always have to be about aesthetics but about practicality and functionality as well.  You visit the bathroom multiple times a day which makes it a wise decision to make improvements that best suits your needs in that area. Here are some of other suggestions you might want to consider when renovating your bathroom.

It’s safe to say that we give the least attention to our laundry spaces, but there are plenty laundry room ideas that organise, add value, and upgrade your space. While it is uncommon to use the bathroom as a laundry area in most homes, it is worth mentioning that if you have a bathroom with bigger space as in older period style homes, it’s best to utilise that area with a functional yet stylish overhaul. Your bathroom laundry area deserves a make-over, too!

If you would like to save time and money in the long run, skip the trip to the laundromat, have a washing machine installed. Proper installation is vitally importance because the last thing you need is a minor water leak or drain leak working its way into the infrastructure leading to huge unexpected costs in the future.

Have your tank and toilet bowl inspected. These are normally only replaced when they already have cracks. The handle, flappers, trip levers, fill valves, fittings, and plumbing connections have an average lifespan of 4-5 years. So, these too, should be taken care of and inspected. New toilet with an improved water system could also mean lesser water consumption.

While there are tasks you can do on your own, it is always better to get professional assistance in revamping your bathroom especially for complicated fixes. We can assist with all renovation needs and specialise in bathroom renovations. Call a professional and licensed renovator on 1800 087 244 and get the bathroom upgrade you have always planned about! We have 24/7 customer service personnel that can help set up appointments and send our available trusted plumber as soon as possible.