Bathroom renovations are a great way to add value and style to your home. Whether you’re going for a complete gut job or just looking to refresh a few of the elements, new plumbing fixtures add an updated look to the bathroom and increase the value of your home. Read on for some ideas from our team at Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. in Chicago on how to tackle a bathroom renovation and why Kohler products are an excellent choice for your plumbing needs.

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Bathroom Renovation Basics

The bathroom is an important room in the house. Each member of the family relies on fully functional plumbing fixtures and a well-designed room with adequate space for bathing, brushing teeth, or getting ready for the day. To determine how well your bathroom is working for your family, start by asking yourself some questions:

  • Are you happy with the layout of the toilet, shower, and sink?
  • Do the fixtures all work properly and match your design style?
  • Is anything looking aged or needing modern features?
  • Are there design elements you’d like to add?
  • Does your family need more space or different fixtures, like an additional sink or changing out a tub for a shower?
  • What is your budget?
  • Are your renovation plans simple, such as replacing faucets, refreshing the paint, and adding some decor? Or do you need to hire a contractor and/or a plumber to help realize your vision?

How you answer any of these questions will help you determine a plan for updating your bathroom. Whatever your vision and scope of the project, Kohler has solutions for every aspect of a bathroom renovation.

Some homeowners opt to leave the toilet, sink, and shower where they currently are to avoid the need to reroute plumbing lines. Some bathroom projects see a full demolition down to the studs, starting from scratch with plumbing and electrical changes. Other renovations become necessary to resolve water damage from a long-term leak. You may need to demolish floors or walls to address structural concerns. Though it might seem like bad luck at the time, it can be an excellent opportunity to make your bathroom look and function exactly how you want.

No matter how you approach your bathroom remodeling project, new Kohler products with modern features make your life easier and look like a million bucks. Over the course of its 150-year history, Kohler products have provided the tools for living. What started as a farm implement company in 1873 has blossomed into one of the most innovative plumbing supply companies in the world.

Reimagining Your Bathroom With Kohler

Kohler faucets and shower fixtures are available in a variety of finishes to suit all kinds of decor styles. With a series of inspirational guides, Kohler’s trend round-up offers ideas to start your bathroom mood board. For a homeowner looking to make their bathroom like a spa, Kohler’s rainfall shower heads, adjustable body sprays, and steam features turn your bathroom into a wellness sanctuary. All the components can be digitally adjusted for maximum control.

In the modern farmhouse, classic fixtures can be combined with eclectic and natural finishes. You can outfit your bathroom with an enameled cast iron sink and sparkling chrome faucets featuring a tall and elegant bend. Choose a toilet that looks like it belongs in the 1920s but works with all modern plumbing and water-saving demands.

In the design trend known as Victorian Maximalism, contemporary homeowners look to the heavily decorated past for inspiration: layering color and pattern with a nod to the florals and ornate fixtures of the Victorian era. The style coincides with the advent of modern plumbing, and Kohler’s pedestal sinks and two-handle faucets fit in perfectly with layers of beloved collectibles and decorative items. You can achieve the peace of mind of low-maintenance new plumbing fixtures with an antique look.

For the modern home, Kohler’s Japandi guide features fixtures with a minimalist Scandinavian and Japanese influence. Elegant curved standalone tubs and dark matte fixtures with clean lines provide a contrast against a neutral palate. Wall-mounted faucets and toilets lend a touch of sophistication to a modern bathroom design.

Vintage lovers will adore the Kohler heritage colors coming out of the vault in the near future. Spring Green, a blue-green shade from 1927, gives any bathroom a cool pop of color. It crosses style boundaries and can look at home in a bathroom of any era. Peachblow is a warmed and muted pink color that complemented the browns of 1934 trends and has tremendous possibilities for modern bathroom design.

A Kohler Facelift

Not everyone wants a complete bathroom renovation. For the homeowner looking to change out a low toilet for a higher one, a static shower head for a handheld wand with pressure choices, or a sink faucet to upgrade from one that doesn’t work quite right anymore, Kohler has solutions. We at Allied Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. can help you match existing plumbing holes in your countertop, ensure that a new toilet fits in the space, and ensure the shower fixtures will fit and align perfectly. There are quality options available in all price ranges to fit every budget.

Kohler’s line of matching towel rings, shelves, vanities, and other accessories helps you coordinate pieces in a way that looks more expensive than it actually costs. Throw in some new towels or a fun rug, and you’ve achieved a full bathroom refresh without breaking the bank. You can rely on the Kohler plumbing products’ one-year warranty to ensure that even after a lot of use, you’re still covered in the event something goes wrong.

Whatever stage you find yourself in your bathroom renovation process, our knowledgeable staff can help you find the best Kohler products to fit your needs. Come see us with a Pinterest board full of ideas and a huge budget, or come see us without any idea where to start. We are the leading plumbing supply dealer in Chicago for a reason. Feel free to contact us today, and let’s get started on transforming your bathroom into the oasis of your dreams.

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