Published at Tuesday, 28 August 2018. bathroom. By Angelina Swanhild.
Bathroom Layout Tip 2: Keep plumbing close to original. This applies primarily to a bathroom remodel, of course, although plumbing location does play into the design decisions of new construction as well. The toilet in particular is what will dictate the layout and design the most, because the 4” stack drain is difficult and very expensive to relocate. Most layouts, to stay on budget, will do well to design around the existing toilet`s location.
A drop in standard tub size usually 60” long, 30” wide with 16” water depth. As usual, you can most likely find smaller and larger versions too. A drop in tub has no visible finished sides but its rim is however visible, in contrast with under-mount tubs. Since the tub is an essential part of the bathroom, it’s important to take your time and to choose the style and size that best suits you based on the shape you prefer, the material you choose, the weight of the tub as well as your bathing habits.
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.
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