Although typically found in public facilities, urinals are becoming increasingly popular in houses. If you’re looking for a new home improvement project, adding one can enhance the look and functionality of your bathroom. Here are a few reasons to consider installing one.
The Benefits of Installing a Urinal
1. Works Well in Compact Spaces
By design, urinals are sleeker and easier to fit into compact spaces than toilets. Given its modest size, it’s easy to install one in unexpected but beneficial places, such as a garage, home gym, or workshop. If you spend time fixing items in your garage, for example, you won’t have to come inside with your dirty boots to use the bathroom. Place it in an area where there’s already a sink so that your bathroom remodeling professional can easily add the fixture to the existing plumbing.
2. Uses Less Water
Installing a urinal can save you money on your water bills. The device uses less water than a toilet, about one gallon per flush. There are even waterless units that can further reduce your bills. If you have two toilets in your home, replacing one or adding a urinal next to one will be a cost-effective home improvement.
If you or a loved one has difficulty with mobility, installing a urinal can be a practical solution. For those who use wheelchairs, it’s often simpler to stand and then sit back down than moving from the chair to a toilet. Similarly, people who use walkers don’t have to worry about moving from a standing to a sitting position. Have your home improvement professional install grab bars during your bathroom remodeling project for increased safety.
Are you thinking about installing a urinal inside your home? You can trust the experts at Valley Design Center, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The company has served the community since 1980 and is proud to provide Kraftmaid® and Toto® brand products. Visit their website or call (212) 832-4200 to learn more about their home improvement services.