When you are thinking of ways to improve the look and feel of your home, you probably don’t think of your plumbing. Luxury is definitely not the word that comes to mind when you think about plumbing. However, many homeowners have been upgrading their plumbing with what is being called luxury plumbing. These are fixtures that not only look better than standard fixtures; they also tend to work in ways that are much more convenient.
If you talk with a plumber, they’ll likely have a range of options for luxury sinks. There are sinks that look great, but luxury goes beyond just looks. In addition to looking great, luxury sinks have several features. Boiling water taps, for example, have been growing in popularity. These are faucets that dispense boiling water with a turn of the knob. That’s obviously incredibly helpful for cooking and for any hot beverage. Typically, they connect to your normal plumbing lines and have a small hot water heater under the sink. When you turn the faucet, the sink heats the water and dispenses it. Some of them have an insulated reservoir that holds water at or near boiling temperatures to dispense even faster.
Touch faucets are also popular. These are faucets you can turn on and off simply by tapping the faucet. They make it easier to cook or wash dishes if your hands are full. They’re also more sanitary than normal faucets. You can tap them with just an elbow instead of a hand, if you’re sick.
Rainfall showers have been growing in popularity. Rainfall showers have large showerheads that are directly over your head so the water falls down like rainfall. That fully immersive experience is something that many people enjoy. Additionally, you can invest in steam showers. Steam showers require a little more complex plumbing and detailing work. To get the full experience, your shower needs to be completely enclosed. The showerhead will pump out steam instead of water to create a steam room effect.
Soaker tubs are just an expansion of the massaging jets that are found in many luxury tubs. In addition to massaging jets, soaker tubs are extra deep. They’re deeper than typical bathtubs to mimic the hot tub experience.
With the exception of some of the luxury sinks, most of these are going to require a good bit of plumbing work. You’ll need to hire a professional plumber to make sure that it’s all installed correctly.
Check with an Oakland Plumber First!
Before deciding to go with luxury type items in your home, check with your local Oakland plumber to see if what you have in mind is a good fit for your home!