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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

20

Bath Remodeling Floor Plans Software

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The best way to visualize bathroom floor plans is to use bathroom design software to quickly and easily envision all the possible ways to achieve a successful bath remodeling. There are multiple layout and size possibilities for bathroom remodeling. First you start with the exact template you need for your own bathroom design—not just a blank screen. You can easily customize this free room design software to fit your needs with thousands of ready-made symbols you can stamp directly onto your image. You can take your bathroom design to the next level with 3D bathroom design software. While there are plenty of options existing on the market, they can be quite expensive and if you are only designing a small bath project, you might not be able to justify the cost.

Bath Remodeling Floor Plans Software

However, there are several free 3D bathroom design software download options available for bath remodeling which may be more than enough if you are only a DIY remodeler. By using home design software you can design bathroom floor plans to the last detail in designing your dream bathroom. You can also explore your bathroom in a three-dimensional environment by using free online bath design tools to create a virtual design of your own floor plan. The next step is to choose the best location in your house to add an extra bathroom. You can save significantly in the cost of adding a bathroom by locating it next to or above the kitchen or washroom where there is other plumbing especially if just small bathroom floor plans. Be sure to create bathroom floor plans that have at least the suggested minimum space between fixtures and in front of them. Be sure that the fixtures will not keep the door from opening full width. Also, is there enough towel rod space for your family needs?

Plan for storage space for all the supplies and accessories you would like to keep in the new bathroom design. In addition, it is best to have the bathroom lighting arranged to shine on the face of the person using the mirror. There should be a window or a good ventilation ceiling fan in the bathroom floor plan. Have you planned for safety in your new bathroom remodel? Factor in that the floors should not be slippery when wet and choose an appropriate flooring. The bathtub should have a flat bottom, and consider grab bars at the tub and shower. The light wall switches should be out of reach of anyone in the bathtub or using a water faucet. A safety concern is to have the medicine cabinet out of the children’s reach and using a lock.

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

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.

Sep

1

Fully Outfitted Shower

By Bathroom Designer

Fully Outfitted Shower

Small but thoughtful elements make this shower stand out. A step between the shower and the rest of the bathroom serves as a barrier, keeping water away from the bathroom’s wood floors. Inside the shower, both wall-mount and handheld showerheads provide the ultimate showering experience, and a small mirror is convenient for in-shower shaving.

 

Aug

28

Small Spa Retreat

By Bathroom Designer

Small Spa Retreat

This bathroom was constrained by bedrooms on either side, so it wasn’t possible to increase square footage. To make the space feel roomier, white marble tile and several mirrored surfaces wrap the room. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets add height, while a glass shower wall eliminates the visual barrier of a shower curtain or doors. Rich wood tones add warmth and create balance.

Aug

13

Choose the Right Flooring

By Bathroom Designer

Choose the Right Flooring

Outfit your bathroom with slip-resistant flooring to ensure people of all ability levels can move seamlessly throughout the space, even when the floor is wet. Small mosaic tiles or larger tiles with wide grout lines provide good traction. Avoid marble, as that is the most slippery when wet.

 

Aug

11

Main-Level Access

By Bathroom Designer

Main-Level Access

Many homes feature a half-bath or powder room on the first floor. But the principles of universal design require outfitting the main level of your home with a full bath to make it easy for people of all ability levels to access the area.

Aug

6

Antique Inspiration

By Bathroom Designer

Antique Inspiration

RMS user BelleInteriors was inspired by the time period of her early 20th-century home when she remodeled the bathroom. Yellow-green walls and a bold pink floral arrangement provide great contrast between the black marble floor and the room’s cool color scheme.

 

Feb

27

How to tile a bathroom floor: Let’s Do It

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Many times it is quite frustrating to wait for the person, who will fix the tiles on your bathroom floor, but there is a way out available for you, you can tile your bathroom floor with your own efforts. For this purpose you will require some of the tools and the materials like sponge, adjustable wrench, screwdriver, damp rag, pry bar, putty knife, large piece of cardboard for template, tape measure, chalk, hot glue gun, large bucket, paddle mixer, electric drill, water cooled tile saw, ¼” notched trowel, card stock paper, pencil, template gauge, tile nipper, compass, foam rubber tile float and the materials like strips of wood for guidelines, hot glue sticks, thin-set mortar, tile spacers, grout and grout sealer. When you are ready with above tools you can proceed further.

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If you proceed with planning then you will be able to finish the work rapidly and with a professional touch. For tiling your bathroom you need to proceed with a definite plan and your first step would be removing the toilet. For this you can begin by shutting off the water supply at the shut off valve and by flushing the toilet to empty it from the water contents. Now with the help of an adjustable wrench, disconnect the water supply from the toilet tank. Next you should remove the nuts holding the toilet to the flange on the floor and lift off the bowl from the floor and carefully remove the toilet from the bathroom. It is advisable to fill a wet piece of rag in the flange opening to prevent sewer gas from escaping. Now you should remove the old vinyl flooring if any before proceeding further, if there is no previous flooring then you may proceed to the next step. Read more »