Published at Tuesday, 28 August 2018. bathroom. By Angelina Swanhild.
A powder room, also known as a half bath, contains simply a toilet and a sink. A 3/4 bath contains a toilet, sink, and either a tub or shower. A full bath contains all four elements – toilet, sink, shower, and tub. Master bathrooms are more likely to have a shower than they are a tub, although the showers of today's master baths are trending toward a larger footprint than traditional stand-up showers. Showers are certainly becoming more luxurious and elaborate, including multiple shower heads and streaming options, seating, and expanded walls. Enormous tubs reminiscent of jacuzzi-style fixtures did have their heyday, but they are going the way of all oversized and underused components in the bathroom. Instead, master bathrooms in particular are moving toward deeper, smaller tubs designed for two. This is both more economical in bathroom real estate as well as hot water heating.
Before you pick the size of your tub, be sure to check exactly how much weight the floor can support. This is particularly important if you choose a tub made of marble or stone because even a small or standard size tub of this kind can turn out to be incredibly heavy. Some tubs are simply too special to commit to the standard bathtub size chart. This can happen if the tub has a particularly unusual shape. Even so, you can usually rely on the typical measurements of that particular type of tub. We‘ve already mentioned the ones for freestanding tubs but if you prefer a corner tub for example, a standard one would measure 60” by 60” with a water depth of 20”.
Bathroom Layout Tip 1: Assess bathroom users. As mentioned previously, it will serve you well to determine what the demographics of the bathroom's users will be. How many, how old/young, how tall/short, how flexible/inflexible on scheduled use relative to another's use of the bathroom, etc. This will help to determine the genuine best bathroom layout for the actual users, such as the number of sinks, the length of countertop, the number and size of drawers or cabinets, the bathing setup, etc.
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