Bathroom Features

You have a lot of options for remodeling your bathroom and that takes planning. Do you need one sink or two? What kind of counter tops do you want? Shower or tub or a tub-shower? Lighting? What kind and shape of commode? What do you like for cabinets? Mirrors?

Do you want the colors to be warm or cool for your new bathroom? How about a skylight?

Bathroom Planning

Soaking Tub or Shower

Soaking Tub

Explaining whether you are a shower person or a bathtub person is much like explaining whether you are a dog person or a cat person. It is largely a matter of personal taste. But when you are deciding whether you want a shower or a bathtub in your most personal space, there are several factors to consider.

There is no simple answer to the question of which is more energy and cost efficient, a shower or a bathtub. An average bathtub holds between 25 and 40 gallons of water, but the typical bath is about 30 gallons, allowing for the body's displacement of water. A 10-minute shower with a new low-flow shower head, by contrast, will use about 20 gallons of water.

A bathtub is almost a necessity in homes with small children because parents will want a tub to bathe the child rather than a shower. On the other hand, both seniors and people who have limited mobility can have difficulty stepping into and out of a bathtub. However, showers, especially those featuring grab bars, a non-slip surface, and a seat, are preferred by many who have mobility issues.

A new shower or bathtub begins with the removal of the old fixture. Plumbing changes, electrical wiring and other considerations are taken into your plan.

Water Closet (Toilet)

Toilets are necessary to any bathroom design. And depending on the size of your bathroom, needs, and aesthetics, you have choices to make regarding which toilet you choose. One of these choices is the shape of the toilet bowl. Toilet bowls come in two forms - a "round" or "elongated" bowl. Both toilets function similarly but are sized differently, so they may not fit into the room or work in the same way.

Both the round and elongated toilet are used similarly, whether by a man or woman. However, the longer, larger bowl shape of the elongated toilet may be more comfortable for sitting on. It may also be easier for men or children to use with less mess and has a wider area for those with mobility issues to get on and off.

Water Closet

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