Commonly located within or near the master bedroom, the master bathroom is an extension of the master bedroom. Some prefer to mirror the design of the master bedroom. As an extension of the master bedroom, you may want it to be suited for the usage of two people. Sometimes, two people may be using it simultaneously, and surely you’ll want to have storage of accessories, linens, and other toiletries for both individuals.
Master bathrooms often feature a long counter with a double sink for simultaneous usage by two people. Space should be available on the countertop for grooming accessories during usage and nearby storage that is at easy reach. Depending on the availability of size, you can have a private toilet area and possibly a separate bath and shower which can be used simultaneously when required.
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Although the guest bathroom is usually smaller in size than others, it doesn’t have to be inferior. After all, this is part of you serving your guests. You want the guest bath to reflect the style and the level of hospitality you offer to the people who visit your home.
There is a misconception that since this is a smaller size bathroom, the cost should be equally less and even much quicker to finish. Although the size is smaller, we need to understand that most of the same components are part of this smaller bathroom as well. It is surprising for many that the smaller bathroom is only a bit quicker to remodel and a bit less expensive than the others. This bath also requires the same quality professionals to do the work.
Make sure to sketch out a plan for this remodel just as you would for a house. In actuality, the smaller space demands even more planning than for a larger bathroom The placement of the toilet, bath or shower, and the sink, all needs to be carefully outlined. Don’t take anything for granted. Check various designs as you don’t want to regret a particular design after the work is done.
Maybe your bathroom looks tired and worn out. The style and fixtures seem to be from a past age and time that you don’t want to reflect on. It’s also possible that you bought the home where you loved everything else about the design except the bathroom. Easily, you can remodel your entire bathroom and have it custom made to your taste and design.
Build in a fresh look with a modern update. Add more storage space for your growing family. Put in extra safety features for you children, Install a larger counter with dual sinks for the kids. You may even want to add a shower alongside your tub for flexibility. How about a larger window to bring in more light? Whatever features you might want to add, you will have that freedom with a custom bath suited to meet your requirements.
The number of wheelchair users continues to increase in the United States, and the current numbers stand at about 30 million. As the ageing population in our nation increases, these numbers continue to rise. Those with age related challenges are seeking for ways to perform independently as they live in their homes.
The bathroom has the potential to be a dangerous place for everyone in the home, especially those who are physically challenged. Accessibility is the primary concern for those who use wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches. It is vital that enough space is allotted for free and easy movement from the sink to the toilet, or from the toilet to the bathtub, shower or other areas in the bathroom. For better wheelchair accessibility, the sink must not have a cabinet beneath it. Each of these accessibility considerations are much beyond the view of most people who do not deal with a handicap issue. One has to think from the perspective of those who face such challenges.
Safety is another vital concern. The records show that more than ⅔ of emergency visits to the hospitals are because of falls in the bathroom. For young adults, the tub and shower are the most susceptible places. But for the elderly, the area near the toilet seems to be more dangerous. Wet floors, lack of space, bending and lifting requirements are among the causes of injury. Proper installation of a sufficient number of grab bars, gives a sense of security throughout the bathroom area. Non slip floors, anti-scalding mixing valves, and other items that enhance safety are a must.
The look of your floor and wall tiles will impact your entire bathroom. You also may not know that there are many types of tiles available. The most common are ceramic and porcelain tiles. But the list expands even further to glass, cement, metal, stone, and many more. It is easy to get overwhelmed as you consider all the options available to you. But as you sit for your remodel consultation and share your needs, you will be guided to the best option for you. Of course, you can’t forget your budget. If you’re thinking of an entire bathroom overhaul (which is the best approach), you may be stretching your budget as well.
When you’re looking for durability, ceramic is the way to go. If you’re looking for easier upkeep, you want to opt for porcelain tiles. Porcelain also emulates a natural stone, brick or wood look. If you want stain resistant tiles, Glass tiles might be your choice. But the drawback is the possibility to chip at the edges. Cement tiles have been used since the 19th century, and there has been some comeback in the recent years. There are some great benefits to cement tiles but maintenance becomes a major concern.
It seems that plumbing fixtures are the celebrity figures in a bathroom. You can select fancy and trendy items that will add a special touch to your bathroom if your budget allows you. Otherwise, you can choose functional value-engineered products that will accomplish your purpose.
With a shower fixture, you don’t have to be limited to the traditional styles. Be innovative and select something that will massage your body with body sprayers. Rain shower heads are an excellent item to give you that feel of bathing in the rain. Dual fixtures allow more than one person to shower at the same time. Remember that your choices are more vast than ever before, so let your imagination move you.
Toilets with a higher setting seem to be more comfortable for most homeowners. The full lineup of available toilets may make it difficult for you to choose, but you still need to consider your budget. But the decision needs to be made between function and budget. The higher cost items are more difficult to produce where more detail is involved in the design.
Some prefer a special look for their sinks with the vessel sink. But for a full bathroom or a master bathroom, the deep, undermount sink with a good arching faucet with a single handle seems to be the best option. But you have to consider what is more important to you -- the look or the usage. That’s your choice.
When you want a totally different shower experience, you may want to opt for the tower fixture. In this system, the shower head, hand shower, body jest and all the controls are fitted into one tall, full sized column. The panel houses the pipes and fixtures to make this fully functional. These fixtures are all hidden under this panel and you get a neat looking finish to the product. Many of these products also come with an anti-scalding technology to make sure you get a safe shower. All of this for an amazing time in the shower.