Bathroom Design A to Z

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Bathroom Design A to Z

Bathrooms can be a key selling point of your home, and add immensely to the enjoyment of your home.  Details, details but following are basic elements worth knowing:

Accessories: Accessories include decoration, wall hangings, art and sink essentials. Begin with a unifying theme

Clearances: All fixtures should be at least 30 inches apart. There should be 30 by 48 inches in front of the sink, 24 inches around the toilet and 45 by 30 inches in front of the tub.

Colors: Bright colors add light to a room but can limit your resale. Pastels make the room appear larger. When in doubt, use white--always fresh and size enhancing.

Countertops: Choose from solid surfacing (like Corian), stone such as quartzite or granite. Keep with simple designs or patterns.

Flooring: Most important: a non-skid surface. Use tile size and patterns in scale with the size of your bathroom

Floor plan: The toilet should not be visible from outside the bathroom, nor be the first thing you see upon entering.

Lighting: Halogen or fiber optic lighting help to brighten up the bathroom.

Safety: Protect all electrical outlets with a ground-fault circuit interrupter; place switches at least 60 inches from water sources.

Showers: Install swinging doors to swing outward to avoid trapping the user.

Tubs: Zero profile are increasingly desired due to functionality and streamlined elegance.  Platform-mounted tubs should be no more than one step off the floor. Ventilation: Install a high quality fan especially with Lowcountry humidity levels!