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7 Bathroom Design Myths, Busted!

Don't get duped by these common bathroom ideas

By Jan Soults Walker

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Our experts pull back the curtain to reveal the truth behind some common bathroom design lore.

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Myth 1: I can save thousands of dollars shopping online for the items I need for my bath.

Busted: "You may save dollars on paper when you purchase products and materials online, but possibly not in the long run," says certified master kitchen and bath designer Alan Hilsabeck Jr. of Dallas. "Buyer beware. While it may appear that the faucet you fell in love with at a local plumbing showroom is the same discounted one you found online, it may not be—and probably isn't. There are often unseen differences between the retail model versus the online version, such as the quality of materials used. You may also have difficulty obtaining replacement parts, and dealing with an out-of-state seller can be problematic."

Hilsabeck recommends that homeowners shop online very carefully and compare product specifications before buying. "Also check online reviews for the seller and their products," he says.
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Next Slide >> Myth 2: My low-flow toilet does not flush as well as my old one, and I always have to flush twice.

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