Friday, 16 August 2013

Bathroom renovation

 If you think there is little you can do in a small space here are some tips to change your mind .
Even if restricted by the physical size of the room , you may be able to work wonders.

   The first stage of creating the ideal bathroom from scratch , or revamping an existing one is to decide whether you want a total new look for your bathroom or just small improvements. Once you have a clear idea of what you need , the next step is to plan the room carefully . Here are a few plan options you can consider .


                               Basic facts 
            The layout options are many if we strictly adhere to the minimum clearance  size, given the compactness of the room .                         
■ The door opening,including the 2 inch (50 mm) , thick door frame on either side of the shutter , should be 30 inches (750 mm) , leaving a clear opening of 26 inches (650 mm).
■ A casement (swing) door opening inwards is preferred , as taking refuge behind the door to ask for a towel is possible otherwise.
■ A sliding door should be used only if absolutely necessary since  it is higher on maintenance and requires special details to plug the between the wall and the shutter for privacy .
■ The distance between the centre of wc (water closet) and the nearest wall should be 15 inches.
■ The clear space in front of the wc (standing ) should be 20 inches.
■ The distance between the centre of the shower/tap to the nearest wall should be 14 inches (when using shower curtains ).
■  Depth of the washbasin without counter should be 14 inches ,while that of washbasin should be 22 inches. 

   Make a list of all the main fittings you want to include bath ,shower ,wc ,washbasin and so on plus  extras .Remember that water and waste pipes and electrical points can be repositioned .

Work out if walls needs to be moved to fit in a separate shower or jacuzzi tub ,and check the drainage and ventilation requirements .

While planning a space, functionality must be kept in mind and then aesthetics (specially in cases of small bathroom spaces). 

 Try to segregate the wet area (the shower ) from the rest of the room such as that it may remain dry.

Place the wc in a space that is comfortably located . I personally do not prefer to see the wc when the door to the bathroom is open . This may not be an option in a 
smaller bathroom of 5'×8'.
 The washbasin must be placed such that the one has enough space to stand and do whatever his/her need may be. And the washbasin ideally be as broad as the person using it .

  Most luxurious bathroom design plans allow you to feel comfortable and pampered . One of the key factors here is abundance of space .
Allot storage in the planning stage , in order to maintain a clean , clutter -free space. Multi-purpose mirror /systems can hide toiletries and medicines , and over-door containers and under counter basins with fitted shelves are among the other space available.

 Make sure that the layout is practical and that you have made the most of the available space.

     A corner toilet or corner basin can be used  in a position where it is impossible to locate anything .corner toilets are available in a variety of styles , most are compact in size allowing you more room when space is premium . And a corner basin with vanity gives you that valuable space you cant have in a small bathroom.
  After shower , these doors can simply be folded against the wall. This avoids a rail protruding into the room , the tap fittings and shower hose are concealed and the bathroom appears much larger , particularly with mirror glass.
 Good lightning is vital for a bathroom for its functions .one may design various moods for the bathroom to enable one to relax in the bathtub , jacuzzi etc.


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