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9 Surprising Considerations for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom design and remodeling blend big dreams and functional realities. To earn a bathroom work, it is ideal to design from the finishes and fixtures backward into the walls and flooring. The small things about an intimate area can make a huge difference from the day-to-day experience of it.

At the start of the process — the dream phase — the focus will be on colour, design, heated flooring and moving items around. These are all important things, however if nobody is thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the flooring to make the total design work well and affordably, the rail will go off the tracks when it leaves the station.

Here are nine things to consider initially of a bathroom project and at every step of building.

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1. Problems under tile. Small things can get big, expensive problems in an old-house bathroom remodel. Subway wall tile and small black and white flooring tiles are potential indicators of an older house. When you speak about removing and replacing old tiles, you’re often talking “wet bed”

A wet bed basically means the tiles are hanging on a slab of concrete poured to the ground system — not how it is done today. Wet-bed tiles are expensive and hard to eliminate. Wall tiles might have a lot of coatings of concrete and perhaps wire lath — brutal. You may want to settle for those tiles and invest your money and time elsewhere. Thing classic is in.

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2. Hiding the plumbing — or maybe not. Think carefully about fixtures and all of the stuff that is linked to them since you put out the plumbing, framing and electrical, not the other way round. This can help you avoid errors and perform tighter work.

You might decide to depart plumbing supply lines vulnerable, as from the bathroom here, to get a more industrial or classic look. Or you might decide to hide them behind the sink pedestal for a more modern look. Small things make big feelings.

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3. Think threshold. Curbless showers are amazing, but for the water to flow in the drain, the flooring needs to be high enough to pitch the tile to the drain. When you add thickness to the ground, you need to consider the transitions into the room. If a person needs to wheel to the room, accommodations must be made.

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4. Privacy, please. Consider privacy, as bathrooms tend to be shared. I am a big fan of toilet rooms. They are pretty simple to install, and they make a master tub more accommodating for two individuals using it at the same moment.

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5. Do you desire a warm ground? One of the biggest layout control factors to get a bathroom remodel is the door threshold. When you put in a heated flooring or curbless shower, then this transition area is changed, so consider the implications carefully. The thicker the ground, the bigger this transition.

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6. Kill chilly spots. For showers on exterior walls with soap nooks (love them), tuck a piece of rigid foam insulation behind the backer board until you tile to minimize a chilly spot inside the house.

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7. Are two bathrooms better than one? You bet. Side-by-side sinks are great for big master bathrooms. However, for some couples, two small bathrooms work much better — every person receives a private nook. This may make for a smaller “master,” but it can make for a more amazing experience every day.

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8. Shower power. Do you take a good deal of baths? Would you like to luxuriate in the shower? Think about adding a 3/4-inch supply line into the tub or shower to get a more consistent, faster flow of water. It’s the opposite of a water-saving tip; this not-so-green idea is a splurge.

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9. Water on the ground. Stand-alone showers are all amazing features, but consider the tub mat that might abut it each and every single day. And about traffic stream. There are no (or not many) mats which operate with stalls which open at the corner, which means you’re stuck with a bare floor on one side of the shower door and a bath mat on the other. And that means a pool after each shower.

Tell us : What did you learn from your bathroom makeover?

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