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"Thank you for the fantastic bathroom remodel you did on our upstairs bathroom area - the shower and new custom tile look absolutely wonderful! We will be using you again for our new kitchen remodeling project as well." -Maggie and George, West University Place, TX
About West University Place: In the late 1930s, the area exhibited confidence in its own political abilities and the character of its homeowners by refusing to consolidate with its larger, powerful sister, the City of Houston. The confidence was solidified in adoption of the first City Charter in the early forties.
Over the decades, the River Oaks area has progressed steadily toward its present position as one of the area's most desirable neighborhoods. Civic-minded citizens and small-town government, combined with a proximity to major business, educational, cultural, and scientific centers, have contributed to a steady increase in home and land values.
With a philosophy that combines rich traditions and responsible innovation, West University Place has shed its orphan municipality roots to become a stable, yet progressive model city. The city or River Oaks and W. University Place is home to some of the top historic homes in Texas.
Bathroom Remodeling Tips - Plumbing Fixtures and Renovations - River Oaks
In most homes here in Houston and River Oaks or West University Place, bathroom plumbing fixtures are bundled near a vertical base of supply pipes and drainpipes in most cases. A newly-remodeled bathroom is often located above or below the kitchen, or over a basement utility room. Each plumbing fixture in these rooms must be supplied with hot and cold water from parallel lines that run through the core.
Each fixture has a drain trap that prevents sewer gases from entering the home. Also, every has a vent pipe that exhausts waste gases through a chimney like stack and it scared to the drains, preventing water from being siphoned out of the traps. Vertical pipes are typically (again, in most cases) hidden inside a framed structure called a wet wall, substantially thicker than an ordinary area.
The presence of plumbing fixtures along a wall, or along a corresponding wall in the room directly opposite or above, indicates pipes within the wall that must be moved. If the plumbing ends at the existing fixtures, it can be removed and capped. Supply pipes and small branch drains passing through the wall to fixtures above can usually be rerouted. But large drains and soil stacks usually must be left in place and concealed.
Thin-set adhesives are generally more expensive than organic mastics. Water-mixed, latex and acrylic thin-sets are about equal in price, and are considerably less expensive than epoxy thin-sets as a general rule. Because of the unpredictable weather and climate of Houston and the River Oaks (West University Place) area, thin-set adhesives are a popular choice when remodeling or renovating a kitchen or bathroom area.