If you have a cramped master bathroom and have been saving to remodel it for years, you are probably pretty excited to begin construction. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind beforehand. A remodeling contractor can answer your questions. Keep reading to learn more.
Getting Around in a Tight Space
Account for more than one person in the bathroom at a time. For example, you should ensure that all pathways have at least 36 inches of clearance. Better yet, allow 42 inches beside sinks. This way, if you have to share the room, you don’t have to worry about someone bumping into you while you brush your teeth or wash your face. Spare as much as the square footage allows.
Placing Bathroom Amenities
Work with your remodeling contractor to position sinks so that they can be accessed as soon as you enter the bathroom. Usually, two sinks are available in a cabinet. More luxurious master baths can have independent cabinets, which gives each person their own counter top for storage.
If you are investing in a beautiful tub, give it a prominent position that serves as the room’s focal point. Whether you plan to use the bathtub regularly isn’t necessarily the most important factor. It is an essential design element that sets the tone for the whole remodel. Leave as much open space as you can in front of the tub to make it easier to get in and out without hindrance.
Showers have to be positioned strategically to make sure the moisture and water remain in a water-resistant area. Carefully consider the design of your shower. Do you prefer open space or enclosed in glass, and will you use a shower curtain or clear glass? You will need to devote floor space in front of the shower to a rug or mat to avoid slips and falls.
Toilets should be out of the line of sight. Your remodeling contractor can help you determine whether you can incorporate a small room just for the toilet. Build in exhaust fans to keep your bathroom fresh and odor free.