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

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.