Tankless: Tankless toilets are similar to toilets found in commercial settings. The tankless design is considered an attractive alternative because of its sleek casings and low profile construction. Tankless plumbing is more complex than standard options, almost always requiring a professional for installation and repair.
Plumbing and Electrical Considerations. Check with your local building authority for zoning ordinances and deed restrictions. The last thing you want is to have your bathroom project halted due to zoning laws. Place your bathroom as close to existing plumbing and electrical as possible. Ideally, you should place your bathroom directly below an existing bathroom. The close proximity will make hooking up utilities easier and much less expensive.Tapping into existing electrical lines is easy enough for a professional. Attach lighting and fan hook-ups to lines already present. But, remember that a ventilation fan has to vent somewhere, so ideally your bathroom should be located near an exterior wall.
The biggest concern when it comes to bathroom remodeling is its size. When you renovate, creating more space should always be a priority. No matter how many fresh fixtures or state-of-the-art features you install, it’ll all be useless if the room feels cramped. This is especially important when it comes to small bathroom design.
Many people think of bathrooms as merely functional: it’s where you bathe, wash your hands, and relieve yourself. However, we all know that there’s more to the story. On the Interstate, when you decide to stop at a gas station, the first criteria to consider are the cleanliness of the restrooms. When you eat at a restaurant or have a drink at a bar, you inevitably inspect, scrutinize, and grade the state of their facilities, which tends to reflect the establishment’s overall quality. And the same rule applies to homeowners: guests and prospective homebuyers attach a lot of importance to bathrooms, so you should as well.
If you’ve planned an exercise area into the floor plan of your bathroom remodel, it’s a good idea to also plan a number of venting windows to allow for plenty of fresh air while exercising. If your bath remodel is actually a spa enclosure, ventilation can come in the form of a high bank of awning windows that can be electronically operated. If you would like to read more on bathroom ventilation options, click this link to read about bathroom exhaust fans.
Tub/Shower: Tub and shower kits are available in various sizes including those for small bathrooms. While colors are sometimes limited, a shower pan can be used instead of an entire shower kit (which will leave room for tiles and other decorative touches). If you’re using existing plumbing, modifying the look of your shower or tub is a simple DIY project. But, replacing a tub with a shower (or anything involving modifying the plumbing) should be left to professionals.