Remodeling Blunders: Bathroom Section

Refurbishment of a smaller bathroom is really as significant as enhancing a master bath. Yet often, property owners make countless erroneous decisions that lead to several bathroom design error. Not simply the typical bathrooms, but those developed on current lines include outrageous slip-ups. A number of these mistakes had been pinpointed below:

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* Due to such negligence in pre-deciding the time frame of the project, many a times, a bathroom construction or remodeling project gets delayed indefinitely. Construction can begin only when the requisite product reaches the spot.

* Sometimes, when individuals have decided to renovate their residence or any section of the room, they become so fired up that they would desire to make things immediately without proper planning. Even if the materials aren’t yet prepared or the concrete plan is organized, they generally tend to begin the demolition and building impatiently.

* As soon as construction approach is in a rush, a number of issues are often neglected such as grab bars, towers bars and etc.

* The greatest error isn’t to look at the current water supply, piping, drainage and plumbing. Outdated homes or homes constructed before 1975 tend to have rusted pipelines which should have been replaced with galvanized piping. Or else the brand new bathroom could face severe water seepage issues. Moreover, they just don’t leave sufficient area gain access to the plumbing during future repair jobs on the pipelines.

* One more domestic plumbing concern is that homeowners at times get overly enthusiastic with contemporary bath accessories, but neglect to understand their financial constraints. They give a go indication to repositioning the plumbing fixtures without estimating the load of this job on the over-all budget.

* Ventilation is often missed which ends to unclean area because moisture does not have any exit point. As a result, molds and bacteria begins to grow.

* Electrical components are often neglected in bathroom refurbishments. Caused by some changes, the electrical circuit might not be exactly like before or there might be an additional fitting required but are neglected.

* There aren’t any funds allocated for hidden problems like moulds or alike.

* As a result of lack of planning, some aspects results in error for example less leg room, inappropriate door positions and a lot more.

* Acquired fixtures like vanity and bathtubs are sometimes oversized which happens to be needless at all.

* Not enough storage area by not setting up racks or cupboards can make it hard to store away bathroom supplies.

* To be able to trim down costs, quality has been disregarded to save on substandard materials. However later on, it’s realized that quality could save you on maintenance and repair over time.

Prior to we make any decision, we’ve got to make sure that we already have carried a concrete plan. Stick to it and avoid making a similar errors as pointed out above. In this way, you may ensure that you will love a great bath in your new bathroom.

Building An Accessible Bathroom For The Elderly Or Disabled

“Conventional family homes and apartments are not designed to meet the needs of the elderly. However when an elder person is living with you, then you might want to consider remodeling it to cater their needs. When this is in place, accidents will be avoided and it will be more convenient for them to make some few trips to bathroom.”

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There is a lot to take into consideration when planning an accessible bathroom.   Ultimately, everything is secondary to these two primary goals:

1.  Making the bathroom experience safer

2.  Making the bathroom experience easier and more comfortable

While safety is obviously a primary concern, ease of bathing should not be overlooked.   Once a person becomes elderly or disabled, using a bathroom can become a nightmare; especially if assistance from a nurse or family member is required.   As bathing becomes more difficult, it is common to see a person let their personal hygiene go by the wayside as they avoid cleaning themselves and using the bathroom.   Inability to bathe without assistance will damage a persons pride and eventually make them avoid using the bathroom.

A proper bathroom design will often allow an elderly or disabled individual to bathe without the assistance of another person.

Here are 10 ideas that every handicap bathroom designer should consider before they start building:

1) Walk-in Bathtubs

Although slightly more difficult to enter/exit than a walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub with a door is far easier and safer to enter than a conventional bathtub.   Instead of having to step over a tub wall that can be as high as several feet, the user just needs to have enough use of his legs to step over a gap that is usually around 4 inches high and enough use of his arms to open/close a very light door.   The disadvantage of a tub like this is that you have to wait for the tub to fill up after you bathe, and you typically have to wait for the tub to drain before you exit.   Although not as easy to enter as a walk-in shower, showering is more dangerous than bathing, and besides, if you are looking to take a bath the walk-in shower just isn’t the same.

2) Walk-in Shower

It is possible to build a shower room with a floor on level with the rest of your house.   This allows you to ride a wheelchair (preferably a wheelchair designed to be submerged in water) directly into the shower and makes the shower extremely easy to enter/exit on foot.   Although not as safe as a bathtub with a door because of the added risk of falling, the walk-in style shower allows for a less timing bathing experience.

3) Wheelchair Manoeuverability

The more space you leave for manoeuvring around a bathroom in a wheelchair, the easier and safer it is going to be.   You should allow for tons of wheelchair space, and also consider a door-less shower.   A vanity that is elevated from the ground can also help so that a wheelchair can be rolled up to the sink.

4) Seats and grab bars inside your walk-in shower

This style of walk-in shower is easier than a bath but with the added safety benefit of a seat over a conventional walk-in shower.   This bathroom requires less space and would be good for a disabled person who was not wheelchair bound.

5) Sink with Wheelchair Access

A handicap bathroom vanity is a vanity sink with space under it for a wheelchair that makes it extremely easy for a handicapped person to wash their hands and brush their teeth.   An ideal sink height for a wheelchair bound person is 30″, and a 34″ height should not …

 

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Top 10 bathroom renovation tips

Consider some important points before updating the look of your bathroom.

An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations.

1 Choose elegant fixtures.
A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. A classic claw-foot tub is like bathroom sculpture. Even enclosed in a deck, the simple lines of the lip have an inherent beauty that surpasses most acrylic versions.

2 Sit in a bathtub before buying it.
Bigger isn’t always better. A 60-inch tub is fine for most people. It offers enough room to stretch out and provides a secure foothold, so you don’t float into oblivion when the tub is full. Assess the angled back and lip for comfort and neck support –- a tub for two people slants at either end and has taps in the middle. If you only have enough space for a small tub, buy an extra-deep one.

3 Select durable flooring.
Ceramic, marble and stone tiles are all excellent durable and water-resistant choices for a bathroom. Subfloor heating coils will make these hard surfaces warm. Well-sealed hardwood floors offer natural warmth and act as a foil for the other hard, cold surfaces in a bathroom.

4 Hang a stylish mirror.
One beautifully framed mirror over a sink is more attractive than many surfaces covered with mirror. Supplement it with a wall-mounted adjustable makeup mirror, and consider installing a lighted, mirrored shaving niche in your shower stall.

 

 

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