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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.

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

5

Small Baths That Live Large

By Bathroom Designer

Bathroom remodels are among the most expensive changes you can make to your house, especially when you start moving fixtures around. With that in mind, architect Russell Hamlet kept the floor plans intact for both the upstairs and downstairs baths in this house, concentrating instead on improving the fixtures, finishes, and lighting. Glass mosaic tiles splash brilliant color across the walls of each bath. Extensive listings include sources for vanity lighting, heaters, bathroom fans, and cork flooring selections.

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Aug

8

Small Bathroom

By Bathroom Designer

Small Bathroom

Put It on a Pedestal

Using a pedestal sink creates the illusion of extra square footage in small bathrooms. The upholstered walls in this teeny-tiny powder room bring warmth and texture to the space. Design by Lauren Jacobsen

Aug

7

Color Complements

By Bathroom Designer

Color Complements

If you can’t change your bathroom tile, try decorating around it in a coordinating color. RMS user mstupski infused this gray-tiled room with yellow and brought it back to life on a budget. Sunny accessories, paint and a floral bathmat dramatically brighten the gray tile.

Jul

6

Victorian Bathroom Sinks & Faucets

By Bathroom Designer

Elegant bathroom

Victorian sinks should have an organic shape, so try to avoid square or rectangular items. Make sure that the legs of the sink also have an organic shape rather than square peg-legs.

Choose a faucet with a long and elaborate organic shape, or choose a faucet that is subtle and unobtrusive. You’ll have so much elaborate décor that you can probably get by with a more basic faucet.

Jun

27

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

By Bathroom Designer

Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Tip #1: Have a Definite Plan

With some home remodeling projects, you can make decisions as you go along. A bathroom remodel does not provide you with that same luxury. You should always have a definitive plan written down before starting and should try to stick with it as much as possible. Your plan should cover the following:

  • An estimated time-frame for the project
  • If you want to put in new appliances, have models picked out and written down
  • A final layout for the finished bathroom
  • A definite understanding of how many contractors you’re going to need to hire

Tip #2: Do things Right the First Time

You should never attempt bathroom remodeling work yourself unless you are 100% positive that you can do it properly. This means that you should never try bathroom remodeling work that you have never done yourself or have no training in because any mistake you make during a bathroom remodel could potentially send the total price of the project soaring. Most people hire contractors to handle the following:

  • Specialty grout and tile work for walls, floors, or shower surrounds
  • Anything related to plumbing
  • Installing any electronic fixtures or new electrical outlets
  • Laying new baseboards or reconstructing walls
  • Any miscellaneous demolition work that is required

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