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Aug

20

Toilet and Bath Floor Plan

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Toilet and Bath Floor Plan

The kind of fixtures you buy for a bath remodeling will depend on how much you have to spend, and on how large a room you are planning to remodel. Cost of bathroom fixtures varies with size, style, fittings, and materials used. Regarding bathroom layouts, be sure to allow at least one and half feet between the front of the sink and the front of the toilet. There should be two feet between the front of any fixture and the wall across from it. Minimum bathroom floor area needed for a person cleaning the tub is 30 inches (along the side of the tub) by 20 inches.

At the side of the fixtures allow at least two inches between toilet tank and sink or vanity and three inches between toilet and bathtub and four inches between toilet and the wall at the side of it. The best bathroom floor plans will locate the toilet so the large waste pipe goes between and parallel to the floor joists rather than cutting through them. This saves cutting the joists and may save costly floor framing. You can also save on the cost of piping by placing all the fixtures along one wall in new bath remodel. It is best to allow six inches between sink vanity and the wall. Allow more than the minimum of space if you can. Leave room for storage cabinets and towel bars. Rearrange your design until you have the fixtures in the best possible layout.

Aug

12

Bath Remodeling: Bathroom Floor Plans

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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There are several ways to plan for a successful bathroom remodeling. An old favorite way to draw up bathroom floor plans was to make cut-outs of brown paper or newspaper exactly the size of the fixtures you plan to use in the bath remodel. Then arrange the cut-outs on the floor of the space you will remodel for the bathroom. Another way is to draw a bathroom floor plan to scale on graph paper. Let ½ inch equal 1 foot of the available bathroom design space. Make cut-outs of fixtures drawn to the same scale. Draw lines in this bathroom plan to show the location of windows and doors.

Don’t worry if the finished bath design appears small; remember that the latest bathroom tiles design can make a room appear larger. Then arrange the cut-outs on the floor plan. Be sure to allow for enough space between bathroom fixtures to clean easily. Plan the plumbing so pipes can be put into walls and under the floor where they are hidden from sight. If vertical pipes cannot be placed in the walls, box them in. Plumbing fixtures are heavy; make sure the floor joists are large enough to hold the fixtures. In an old house remodeling, have an experienced builder check the floors before beginning the bath remodeling. They may need more or larger joists.

Aug

12

Before and After Bathroom designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Contempory small bathroom designs feature clean lines and minimalist elements. A mold-infested bathroom outfitted with cheap tile and cabinets, and a drab beige tub deck is transformed into a contempory bath with porcelain sinks and granite countertops as is shown in these before and after bathroom photos. Another project highlights an ugly, windowless bathroom covered in dark wallpaper and wood trim featured plastic columns, brown wallpaper, and lacked a window. The bright and customized new master bathroom makeover showcased non-splash sink bowls and sleek cabinetry.

Explore your bathroom in a three-dimensional environment and use free online bath design tools to create a virtual design from your own floor plan or using bathroom photos. If you are planning a new bath remodeling project, today’s internet is your best resource for bathroom designs and planning tools. With free online tools you can change the floor plans, change the colors of the products, add a whirlpool, or paint the walls. Choose between their bathroom photography with standard bathroom fixtures or use your own photograph of your bathroom. Also featuring the ability to save and print your favorite bath design along with faucet model numbers and prices. You can even place a person in your virtual bathroom to give you an idea of how much room you have to move around in.

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Aug

7

7×8 Small Modern Bathroom Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

7x8 Small Modern Bathroom Designs

If your bathroom can be as large as a 7×8 bathroom floor plan, you can arrange the bathroom fixtures in a number of ways. Moreover, the extra floor space with small bathroom designs this size makes it possible to use the bathroom as a dressing room. This is also an economical arrangement if all the fixtures are placed along the 7 foot wall across from the door; you can save on the cost of piping by placing all the fixtures along one wall. To the left of the door is a floor-to-ceiling cabinet for towels and bath supplies. The tub has been recessed by building a wall between tub and the cabinet. The key to achieving well-designed modern bathrooms is to make it feel more spacious. Now, more than ever before, bathroom fixtures are available in a beautiful selection of colors, materials, sizes and styles. With small in size bathroom fixtures, you can visually open up the space. This is a popular solution adopted by many professional designers.

In the 7×8 modern bathroom design, you will need an overhead bathroom light fixture as well as light at the mirror. For most small bathroom designs, a light over the mirror, or bathroom sconces at the sides, will be enough. For side light fixtures, placement about 5-1/2 feet from floor to center of bulb is the right height. Place fixtures so the light shines on both sides of the face instead of in the mirror. For safety, use wall switches rather than pull chains for the light fixtures. In the bathroom it is usually possible to touch both water and metal while using electric bathroom appliances or switching on lights. There is a great danger of shock if wiring is defective, or equipment is not properly grounded. So, try to locate switches and convenience outlets out of reach of anyone in the tub and away from pipes or other metal objects in small bathroom designs.

Aug

7

Small Modern Bathroom Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Small Modern Bathroom Designs

The smallest modern bathroom layout you can design and still handle an average size tub is 5 feet square. The sink in small bathroom designs can extend from the wall only 15 inches and the toilet only 27 inches. This provides the minimum space needed between front of sink and the toilet. Nevertheless, the 5×5 small bathroom plan does not provide enough space in front of the tub for easy cleaning. In a room as small as this, there is space for storage if a narrow bathroom vanity is installed instead of a pedestal sink. The latest bathroom tiles design can make a room appear larger.

Moreover, storage space in modern bathrooms can be carved out in the studs of the wall above both the toilet and the sink. With a 5 x 5 bathroom layout it is necessary for the door to open out of the room and the window situated window over the tub. This is not a good or a safe place for a window, but sometimes it is the only possible location. If you are faced with a window over a tub, casement windows with cranks are easier to open than double-hung windows.

Aug

7

Best Small Bathroom Designs

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

5×5 small bathroom designs are strictly one-person bathrooms. If there are children or others who need help in the bathroom, plan a bigger room. By making modern bathrooms slightly larger, maybe 5×7 feet, the door can open into the room. With a shower stall instead of the bath tub, there is space along the 5 foot length wall for a built-in bathroom vanity with counter space and storage area underneath. Two casement windows over the counters allows for plenty of daylight at the mirror. The best way to arrange 5×8 bathroom designs is to center the door along the long wall. To allow the door to open, the sink or bathroom vanity cannot extend more than 18 inches from the wall. In this layout, the tub fits into one end of the room. Behind the door there is space for a floor-to-ceiling cabinet 12 inches deep and 24 inches wide.

Best Small Bathroom Designs

Aug

4

Designing showers for small bathrooms

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

As a bathroom designer on Cape Cod, I have plenty of opportunities to design generously sized master bathrooms in new homes without strict budgetary constraints or space limitations. More frequently, however, I’m asked to update an older bathroom to create a more comfortable and appealing space within the existing footprint. On these renovation projects, bathroom dimensions of 5 ft. by 8 ft. and 6 ft. by 9 ft. are common.

Designing showers for small bathrooms

Designing showers for small bathrooms

To configure a full, modern bathroom in a footprint of this size, I try to get as much usable area into the shower as possible without compromising the rest of the floor plan. The best way to maximize shower space in a small bathroom is to use a tiled shower that can be customized to the available space. Read more »

Aug

4

Wide-Open Baths for Small Spaces

By Bathroom Designer

Have you ever noticed how pulling the shower curtain back in a small bathroom gives the room a lift? It’s like turning on a light after a long blackout. More and more designers these days are ditching shower curtains and traditional shower doors in favor of wet areas with floor drains. It’s like leaving the light on without burning a bulb. Here are four of our favorites.

Wide-Open Baths for Small Spaces

Wide-Open Baths for Small Spaces

Oculus Bath
There were lots of things to like about the 1970s-era house that Mick and Sally Singer bought, but the master bath wasn’t one of them. It was divided in two parts separated by a solid pocket door, and they had to walk through the lavatory half to get to the bedroom. To top it off, it was carpeted—a mold bomb in waiting. Read more »

Aug

4

Bathroom Colors

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

There are many different bathroom paint ideas to incorporate into you remodel. Whether you are painting the space yourself or hiring professionals, you can search through our photo galleries for ideas on colors for rooms. Here you can find trendy colors to paint a bathroom to keep your style up to date with the most popular fashions. Adding a new coat of paint to your walls can give your dull and drab room the revamp that it needs to feel like a brand new space. Selecting color palettes is an important step in your design process. The color schemes you choose will help to pull the style together and create the perfect space. Because the bathroom is such as small area it is important to choose the best colors to reflect light and open up the room. We’ll show you some of the most popular bathroom colors of 2014 to help transform your boring space into the most beautiful room in the house.

bathroom vanity blue colors

bathroom vanity blue colors

Last year, the best bathroom colors in 2013 were dark shades of red, blue, green, and purple. These color combos made for a regal and dramatic style for your home. However, in a small room like a bathroom, a dark paint color absorbs light and makes the space feel even smaller. Thus the design trends of 2014 are moving towards lighter shades. The best paint colors 2014 are soft pastels like blue, green, purple, and peach that will reflect light and open up the room. This pale paint colors are representative of feng shui designs that bring peace and tranquility to your space. By pairing these light wall colors with white or similar tile colors you can create a serene atmosphere. White bathroom tile designs match any style and can be a nice accent for colored paints on the wall. However, using colored tiles that are a slightly darker shade than the paint can also produce a beautiful look. For example applying a light teal coat of paint on the walls with a darker mix of teal tiles in the shower will create a gorgeous appearance. Read more »

Feb

12

Make a Small Bath Look Larger

By Bathroom Designer

•Show a Little Leg

Cabinet doors can visually weigh down a petite bath. Keep things light and airy with a furniture-style vanity. With this unit, baskets hold supplies on the bottom shelf, ensuring the undersink area provides plentiful storage. Small drawers on both sides of the sink house small toiletries and cosmetics.