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Are you planning to build a bathroom for your dream home or looking to renovate your old one? Save time, money, and effort by creating a fail-proof plan for your bathroom. Here are some great tips to help you out:
Choose a layout
A full bathroom is made up of four parts: a sink, a shower, a bathtub, and a toilet. Anything less than that, and you can’t officially consider it a full bath.
The math is simple: Each utility is counted as one-quarter, so you add and deduct a quarter for each one, as the case may be. Therefore, a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower is considered a three-quarter bath. A bathroom with just a sink and a toilet is a half-bath. A quarter-bath is quite rare for the simple (and hygienic) reason that if you have a toilet, you need a sink in which to wash your hands—and a room with only a sink is just plain odd. Source: Realtor
Take walls into account
Whatever the size of your bath, keep in mind that the more walls that contain plumbing pipes, the higher the price tag. If you’re building new and budget is a concern, limit plumbing fixtures to one wall. If you’re remodeling, try to keep load-bearing walls where they are and avoid rerouting plumbing and electrical lines. In all cases, remember that varied rooflines, curved walls, arches, bump-outs, and other character-enhancing features will drive up your total price tag. Source: BHG
Don’t forget about ventilation
If there’s one room in the home that always needs to air out, it’s the bathroom. Beyond ushering out odors, vents serve the critical function of lifting damp air out of the room. When a bathroom is not properly vented, structural damage to the home can result.
Bathroom vents must exhaust to the outdoors—not simply up and out of the bathroom (and into the attic). “Then you put moisture in your attic and insulation, and I’ve seen instances where there was so much moisture in the attic that on cold days, the bottom of the wood deck froze and as it melted in the spring, it was like raining in the attic,” says Ken Perrin, president, Artistic Renovations, Cleveland, Ohio. Source: HGTV
Now that you’re investing on making a bathroom that you’ll love spending time in, it’s only right to use the best fixtures that will suit your budget and needs. Take a look at what we have in store for you!