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Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics Saskatoon a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time. Talk to the ExpertsTrusted Renovation & Style show Questions for Lori - Kitchen and Bath Classics:

Leanne Rollheiser: We are going to be redoing our bathroom on main floor. Is there a benefit to use the waterproof drywall for the entire bathroom ? There are five of us so many showers and baths. We do have a fan and a window. Just wondering for moisture.


A: As we do not sell drywall, only the plumbing fixtures, I would suggest contacting our Trusted Partner, Jabba construction with this question, as they would probably be more familiar with the product and be able to answer your question.


Your fan may need an upgrade, if it is sized too small for the bathroom, we do have bathroom fans available, that are quiet and powerful to help remove moisture in the bathroom. Come visit our showroom, and just bring in your width and length of your bathroom and we can assist in sizing a new fan for you, if you do have an older fan.


Miranda Young: How much water can you actually save with new water sense fixtures?


A: The Water Sense labelled plumbing fixures are part of a program in the US designed to encourage a reduction in water use. For plumbing fixtures the model must perform with 20% less water than average products in that category.


For example an older model toilet could be flushing as much as 13-22L per flush and a Water Sense tested model would be at only 4.9L. Switching your toilet out would save about $90 per year on your water bill, depending on how much you are flushing now. Switching out a shower head with a higher flow 2.5gallons/min or more, and reducing it down to one that is only 2 gallons per minute will reduce your hot water bill for electricity by a couple hundred KW and this will be noted on your electrical bill as a savings throughout the year. We have many models of toilets and shower heads and also some lav and kitchen faucets that are made to reduce water usage and we can help you pick out designs that fit your home at Kitchen and Bath Classics.


Darlene King: Is it an easy fix to increase the water pressure so you are able to run two showers at the same time?


A: Water pressure is somewhat unique to each home, although in the city most homes are similar. On an acreage or some in some smaller towns you may have lower water pressure. I would suggest discussing with your plumber the option of a booster pump, these pumps are installed on homes with low water pressure, say off a well, and allow you to “boost” the pressure into the home, so that you have enough water flowing to where you need it. This may or may not be possible in your home, but a plumber would be able to advise.


If you are thinking of running two showers in one bathroom, chances are your existing line throughout your home is probably only ½” and this does not allow for two shower heads to run in one shower, you have to increase your plumbing line from the source to ¾” up to that shower and then you can do multifunction from there with a higher volume valve.


I suggest coming in and meeting with one of our experts and we can see what we can find for options for your home.


Marylee Zimmer: would like a walk in shower or walk in tub in our bathroom. Do you have any suggestions?


A: We have lots of options for sizes of walk in showers, with many shapes and sizes also, wheelchair accessible bases, and a line of walk in tubs that are designed for renovating or new construction. Please come into our showroom and meet with one of our knowledgeable staff and we can show you what will fit into your space. 


Caleigh Kimber: I have an extremely small basement bathroom, I am looking for suggestions to make it look as spacious as possible while still maintaining functionality. Any suggestions?


A: Depending on space and layout there are different ways to give the visualization of more room. With a standard tub and shower layout, you could use a curved shower rod, to maximize the space inside the tub for showering, and leave open when not using to expand the visual space. If you have a standup shower, keeping the door clear glass allows the eye to see more space within the room. A corner shower allows for lots of glass and opens up the space. A round front toilet is compact and leaves several extra inches for manoeuvring room. There are sinktops available where the sink and countertop are all in one, so this frees up countertop space as there is no sink ledge. There are also great shelving ideas like you would see in a hotel, to combine a towel bar and shelving all in one, that is compact and stylish. We have lot’s of these options on display in our showroom, so we invite you down to check it out and meet with one of our consultants and they will assist you in finding what fits in your space.


Elizabeth Dahl: I'm doing my upstairs bathroom, but there is no space, grrrr... Anyway, is there sinks like this for small areas?


A: There are sinktops available that combine the sink and countertop all in one, this gives you more counter space as there is no sink ledge. There are also pedestal sinks that are compact, and would take up less space than a larger vanity. If you do a pedestal, then we can make sure you have shelving and storage options for towels, bath products ect. We do have some compact vanities available that are only 24” wide and still allow you to store items inside. We do have some of these options on display in the showroom and we invite you to come down and meet with one of our consultants who will help you design a bathroom that fits your needs and the space.


Julia Herperger: Energy-efficient, green, appliances are the way to go, but how do I know which ones are really energy efficent, and meet all the standards for being energy-efficient?


A: As we do not sell appliances, I will have to answer this question with how it applies to plumbing fixtures. There are many options within plumbing fixtures to save water, whether it is your toilets, kitchen faucets or your shower heads. There are specific liters or gallons indicated on our specification info for each product, so we can help you choose products that meet the lower consumption of water, and this in turn will save you money through out the year after you switch out a higher consumption product, like say a toilet that uses 13L or more water and switch to one that only uses 6L or less. We have many in our showroom so come down and take a look and we can help you find ways to use less water.


Our Trusted partner, Saskatoon Appliance would be able to answer your questions about energy efficient appliances.


Becky Panter Myers: I live in a small house with a horrid kitchen, what is the best way to maximize my cupboards without chucking abunch of things?


A: We do not actually sell kitchen cabinets or accessories to go inside them to reorganize them, I would check with our Trusted Partners Saskatoon Woodworks or KTS Custom cabinets for ideas.


If you do require any plumbing fixtures for you kitchen, such as a new sink or faucet, come and check out our showroom and knowledgeable staff.


Dawn Starblanket: What are the costs ranging from for backsplash. I would like to put in some (preferabbly drk grn) backsplash in my kitchen?


A: We do not sell countertops or backspashes, just plumbing fixtures. I would direct you to our trusted partner Saskatoon Woodworks or KTS Cabinets and they may be able to advise you on replacing the backsplash.


If you do decide to replace your sink or kitchen faucet, come and check out our showroom.


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