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

6

Bathroom Remodeling

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

Many bathroom shelving units also come with hooks underneath to double as a towel rack as well as a place to hold things. Other forms of bathroom storage furniture consist of corner racks, free standing cabinets, and back of the door hanging systems. Corner rack units are perfect for holding bath toys, towels, or even toiletries; in such as small space as the bathroom, making use of the corner space can provide a lot of room to hold things. Free standing cabinets are also another option for a bathroom. You can find many different options of cabinetry at your local home improvement store; small standalone cabinets are specially made for bathrooms to be able to hold a lot of items in such a small space. Another space in your bathroom that can offer a lot of storage is the back of the bathroom door. This space can be used to hang hooks or over the door towel racks that will increase that available area to hang towels while also not making your bathroom over crowded.

Another storage option is the use of baskets; baskets can hold toiletries, towels, or bath toys, and they can be placed under the sink or out in the open on the floor. Baskets can act as a bathroom organizer, holding a large amount of items and reducing the clutter in the room. Baskets can come in many different size, shapes, colors, and materials, offering a decorative touch to the room while also offering organization. Whether you have a large or small bathroom, there are many different options for bathroom storage. While vanity cabinets are often the most popular items in a bathroom, other units can be used to reduce the clutter in a bathroom and offer a space to place items for organization.

Aug

6

A Decisive Bathroom Remodel

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

About two years ago, my fiancée, Kimberly Keslin, and I bought a 1915 bungalow in Forest Park, Ill. The first-floor bathroom had not had a makeover for many years. Immediately after we took possession, the floor-tile grout that was “fixed” just before we moved in started to fall apart. Other problems included a glass-block window vent that wouldn’t seal during winter months, a light switch placed 5 ft. inside the room, and the seven coats of paint on everything, which did not allow either door to latch properly.

We also wanted proper lighting and a place to take a shower that wasn’t in a 1928-vintage tub on a floor that was 1 ½ in. out of level. Bathing was like standing on a listing ship.

A Decisive Bathroom Remodel

A Decisive Bathroom Remodel

At first, I thought I would just do a quick makeover: replace the old tile, vanity, medicine cabinet, and toilet, and spruce things up with a new coat of paint. If I did all the work, keeping material costs down to $1,000 would be difficult but possible. Read more »

Aug

6

Antique Inspiration

By Bathroom Designer

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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.

 

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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Jun

27

Bathroom Remodeling Plans

By Bathroom Designer

 

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Obviously, if you have plans that include remodeling your bathroom there are things about your current space that you would like to change. The first step to developing your bathroom remodeling plans is to determine what you would like to change in your bathroom. You could start by jotting down a list of areas that you would like to see improvement. Maybe you would like to replace some of the fixtures like the sink or bathtub. Or, you might want to take down that old wallpaper that has begin peeling off in the corners of every wall.

Next it would be a good idea to decide which things are top priority for the renovation project and which items you would like to include but could be cut from the list if necessary. This list will, of course, be affected by how much of the remodeling project is a necessity and how much is your personal preferences. For example, if you have had a leaky toilet that resulted in water damage to the floor, it is more of a necessity to fix or replace the toilet and flooring. But, if the sink is in good working condition but you would prefer to have a pedestal sink that is more of a preference. Once you have this list formed and prioritized you can move on to the next step of the process of making your complete bathroom remodeling plans.

 

Jan

4

small tub shower bathroom remodeling

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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small tub shower bathroom remodeling . This standard size 5′x8′ bathroom remodeling consists of a Aker 3 tile flange soaking 5ft x 20inch deep tub. Notice the front skirt is tiled to create a rich custom look. Tile is 10×14 on walls running bond with floor 12 x 12 on diagonal using Daltile Salerno SL83 color ” Marrone Chiaro”. Can you say that three times fast? Shower door is KBC frame less. Toilet is KBC comfort height, plebe front. Shower tub valve is Price Pfister with shampoo and soap recessed in matte finish. I like the matte better than the glossy.

Dec

14

Built-In Tropical Bathroom Aquarium – Shower

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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Shower with Fishies: Built-In Tropical Bathroom Aquarium - Shower to make that dream a reality … this built-in enclosure aquarium might be a close enough second for more ordinary houses.
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Translucent glass gives you a window into a miniature underwater world to accompany your showering experience, letting in light and allowing views from inside while protecting privacy on the outside.  Embedded directly in the shower stall walls, it could be used for little land animals or other environments, landscapes or objects of design, but somehow fish do seem the most fitting. Design by Cesana.

Dec

13

Bathroom Alcove Vanities Remodeling

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

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The lead article (the table of contents if you will) is titled  Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom  Alcove Vanities . An alcove is an area that is surround by three walls. Many times, the “breakfast nook” of a kitchen is in an alcove. Tubs that touch three walls are “alcove tubs”. Vanities that touch three walls are “alcove vanities”. What makes alcove vanities special is the measuring of them needs more precision than that for a vanity that only touches two walls. If you accidently get one that is 1/4 inch too wide, you have a serious problem.

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If you need an alcove bathroomvanity and the exact size of your opening is not available, get the next size smaller, as all vanity makers make spacers so there is no gap on the side of the vanity. Then when you put your counter top on (which is measured even more precisely), the fact that you have a spacer somewhere is not obvious to the eye. And speaking of your bathroom remodeling Bathroom  Alcove Vanities,  we would very much appreciate an opportunity to be of service.