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The Importance of Insulation

After living in our first home for a few years, my wife and I could tell that something was wrong. It was exceptionally difficult to regulate our indoor climate, and we constantly found ourselves adjusting the thermostat. Our house was perpetually uncomfortable, and it was really frustrating. Fortunately, because we decided to hire a professional HVAC contractor to inspect our system, we were able to detect serious insulation problems early. We decided that it might be helpful to make a website dedicated to providing free information about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so that other people could recognize serious issues.


Great Upgrades For Your Master Bathroom

Your master bathroom is a place where you'll spend a surprising amount of time. It's usually where you start and finish your day. A well-appointed master bathroom can also serve as a retreat from the cares of the world. As you plan the design of your bathroom, consider including a few fabulous features that will add value to your home and to your daily routine.

Glass Shower Enclosure

Your master bathroom should feel spacious, so you'll want to make the most of your natural lighting. Glass is a premier material for this effect because it doesn't stop the flow of light. What's more, glass actually reflects the light back into your room, thus giving the feeling of airiness. With a glass shower enclosure, you can choose between rimless and standard. Of the two, rimless creates the least amount of visual obstruction. However, if you want to seal the shower, say for a steam bath, you may need to choose the standard enclosure.

Marble Tile

One of the most luxurious materials for the bathroom is marble. Surrounding yourself in marble can make you feel like you're in a Roman palazzo. A bathroom done completely in marble may not be feasible, but you can certainly create that opulent ambience with marble tile. Consider utilizing marble tile or marble slabs for your shower. If you're opting for the glass enclosure, the marble will be clearly visible. A vanity countertop and backsplash in marble tile is another way to promote that luxurious ambience.

Radiant Floor Heating

Adding beauty isn't the only way to upgrade your master bath – you should consider creature comforts as well. Radiant floor heating warms your entire bathroom. It's an unobtrusive method of heating because there's no radiators or vents. There are two methods for generating the heat, either hot water or electric wires buried under the floor. Usually electric radiant heating is retro-fitted for remodel jobs. If you're starting fresh, consider the hydronic, or hot water, system. Contractors install a system of tubing in the flooring that circulates water from your boiler. Radiant floor heating is ideal for the bathroom because you're typically walking around with bare feet – or even all-over bare. Radiant heat keeps the room at a consistent, comfortable temperature.

Soaking Tub

One of your barefoot destinations may well be your freestanding bathtub. Better Homes and Gardens points out that a soaking tub gives your bathroom a spa-like feeling. Freestanding tubs come in several styles, including the classic claw-foot, slipper, and Japanese styles. Such a tub also offers a touch of architectural appeal. However, you can also enclose the bathtub in a surround for a more integrated look.

Plan great upgrades for your master bathroom so it feels like a luxurious spa. For more information, contact companies like Adams Plumbing & Heating Company.