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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

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

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

6

Bathroom Storage

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the smallest rooms of the house, but also one of the busiest. Despite the small size of a bathroom, many different activities are done there. Countless hours are spent in this room every day; whether you’re showering, bathing, relaxing, pampering, applying makeup, or just cleaning up, a lot of time is spent in this room. Because so much time is spent in the bathroom doing various activities, it is a given that you will need to store many items here. But with such as small space how can you possibly fit everything you need neatly in that room? You don’t want to store all your bathroom items out in the open causing chaos and clutter to the room; this is where bathroom storage comes in handy. No matter the size of the room, there are many bathroom storage ideas to choose from.

 

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

5

Curbed showers designs

By Bathroom Designer

Kneewalls, curbs, and glass keep water in

Curbed showers allow a great deal of flexibility with the type and height of the walls and the number of showerheads. With a single showerhead, the shower doesn’t require a door if the opening is out of the spray area (drawing above). The shower isn’t barrier free, however. To keep water in the shower, a curb approximately 51/2 in. to 6 in. high runs across the 24-in.-wide opening. Plumbing the shower control next to the entrance lets you adjust the temperature before entering the shower spray. Controls are usually 48 in. off the floor, but 42 in. is fine on the 48-in.-tall kneewall I’d use here. Glass panels above the kneewall contain deflected water, but might not be necessary.

Multiple showerheads typically require that mixing valves be plumbed on the same wall as the showerhead. Because of the extensive spray coverage, a shower door is a must. In this case, a 36-in.-tall kneewall with glass panels above maximizes light. For comfort, the bench should be at least 12 in. deep and have room underneath for feet.

Kneewalls, curbs, and glass keep water in

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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

28

Small and Simple Bathroom

By Bathroom Designer

Small and Simple Bathroom

These homeowners wanted to “keep it simple and do it well.” This cherry and limestone bath replaced a tiny, cluttered space meant for guest use. The curved-front vanity maximizes usable space with two deep drawers on double extension drawer slides.