What to consider when redesigning your bathroom.
Thinking of redecorating your bathroom? Here are some tips to take into consideration.
- Every bathroom has plumbing drains, water lines, and vent stacks, so you can be limited on how you re-organise your bathroom.
- Integral bathroom sinks (one piece with the vanity counter) and undermount bathroom sinks make it easy to wipe messes from the counter into the sink. Self-rimming bathroom sinks, on the other hand, are the most economical and the easiest to install, but the perimeter lip can collect grime.
- When having a bathroom mirror, the tricky thing to perfect is the lighting. Ideally you should have wall-mount lights at each side of the mirror at about eye level, with a third light above the mirror. This arrangement illuminates your face from both sides and above, eliminating shadows.
- On the other hand, for general bathroom lighting, it is recommended to use ceiling-mounted fixtures, but keep in mind that enclosed showers and tubs usually require enclosed vapor-proof downlights.
- As with kitchen cabinets, you can purchase bathroom cabinets in stock units or with semicustom options, or you can have them custom-designed and built. Stock cabinets are typically least expensive and custom the most expensive, with price ranges for each depending on the material, construction, finish, and accessories.
- Bathroom floors need to be hardworking, impervious to water, and slip-resistant–but they also need to be attractive. The most luxurious choices are stone tiles and ceramic tiles, but highly polished stone is slippery when wet. Choose a honed flooring finish for better traction. Ceramic tiles rated “impervious” are the most waterproof and are ideal for bathroom use. Tiles designed for floors are extremely durable; they resist water, stains, and wear, and are easy to care for. Select tiles with a slip-resistant finish and seal all grout, because otherwise it’s difficult to clean.
- Something you can add to make your bathroom extra special is in-floor radiant heating, as it takes the chill off of stone or tile floors, making your bathroom nice and cozy.
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