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Bathroom Trends 2015 | Plumber Katy

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can help you to make your master bath remodel a resounding success. In the following, we will look at some of the hot plumbing trends for 2015.

Master bathroom remodeled

Bathroom trends for 2015 will add increased functionality, sophisticated style, and increased luxury with an at-home spa experience. One of the newest hot luxury items is the steam shower (no pun intended). Once only experienced in a spa, homeowners can now transform their master bath shower into a luxurious steam shower. The steam shower can be retrofitted into your existing shower location, though it will take more than your average DIY skills to ensure an efficient installation. The steam shower will serve you best when installed by Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg.

A Shrewd Investment

According to some experts, a bathroom remodel can recoup up to 72 percent of your investment during resale. Which means making wise choices and a professional installation provides a finished product that accommodates your enjoyment now and the potential for recouping when you sell your home. This is especially true for environmentally conscious products such as water-saving toilets and low-flow showerheads as the number of environmentally conscious consumers grow. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Katy can assist you in selecting water saving products that won’t cramp your desire for style.

Metal Fixtures

The popularity of cold metal finishes is yielding to warm brass, copper, and oil rubbed bronze. The emphasis is on oil rubbed bronze, and its ability to add warmth to a bathroom in fixtures such as faucets and handles. An alternative solution when couples can’t agree on the finish is to select fixtures that incorporate both warm and cool reflective metals, such as a stainless faucet with copper or oil-rubbed brass handles and trim. In the bathroom, the warm finishes will accompany freestanding luxurious tubs in 2015, as soaker tubs and spas surpass the standard showers popularity.


The metal preferences extend over into lighting fixtures, and one stands out as a highly desired fixture in a luxurious home spa, a crystal chandelier for the homeowner with a heart set on a luxurious spa like bathroom.


Granite faces strong competition from quartzite in 2015. Quartzite is a natural stone resembling marble that is almost indestructible and won’t stain. It is distinguishable from other stones due to the presence of crystals that produce a sparkle. Quartzite provides a durable product with extreme resistance to wear and tear. In addition, it’s resistant to chemicals, water proof, and dirt resistant to name a few of its advantages.

Water Conservation

Water is our most precious resource and a plumber in Katy can assist you in saving water with water saving fixtures. Low flow toilets focus on water conservation, though upgrading to a dual flush toilet is even more environmentally friendly. In some areas of the nation, it’s the law for retailers to sell low flow fixtures. Texas is one of three states that already mandate that all new toilets sold use 1.28 gallons per flush; currently the standard nationwide is 1.6 gallons per flush.

DIY vs. a Plumber in Katy

When you are considering the plumbing aspect of a bathroom remodel as a DIY project consider these factors first. Are your DIY skills up to par? Did your last DIY project last for months (or even years)? Can you honestly get by without a functioning bathroom for months, or longer? When hiring at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg, the plumber will provide the professional installation of plumbing. You may also receive a benefit that warranty won’t cover if you elect for a DIY install. If there is a problem with a fixture purchased from a box store, you may have to wait for a replacement to be shipped, leaving you without a faucet or a toilet for example, until the new one comes in. When you hire a plumber who sells you one of his fixtures, you don’t have to wait.

Your plumber in Katy also provides you with an additional source for fixtures you won’t find in box stores. A plumber can’t sell you a product at retail, but he can sell you the product he installs. When a Benjamin Franklin plumber provides an installation, your satisfaction is guaranteed or we redo it for free. The box store can’t offer you this service.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will provide the professionalism you can rely upon in the installation of your bathroom plumbing. When you are ready to bring your dream to life, give us a call at (281) 616-3978. We hope you found the tips in “Plumbing Trends 2015” to be useful. Contact us for all of your plumbing installation or plumbing repair needs. We are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating, serving Katy, Sugar Land, Houston and the surrounding areas.