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The Features Of Your New Bathroom

Oct 12, 2007
Almost everyone would like to have the perfect bathroom, but a good remodeling job does not have to be only in your dreams. With a little savings and some know-how, you can have the bathroom you have dreamed of ever since you first purchased your home.

The amount you have to spend on remodeling your bathroom will directly influence the feel and efficiency of the room and also whether you get the exact look that you want. If you have a small bathroom in the center of the house, it will be harder to expand than a bathroom that is on an outer wall.

If you want to expand, you also need to be careful which walls you take out, since some walls may be load bearing and can cause the ceiling to drop if you remove them.

Consider having a bathtub and shower separate. This is a pretty popular feature in modern bathrooms and it is convenient when you and your spouse need to bathe at the same time.

When picking a new bathtub, you need to make sure you get one that will accommodate the tallest person in your house. Tubs that are about 6 feet long should meet most needs. A Jacuzzi or a tub that uses air jets instead of water can be a great feature to add to your new bathroom if you have the money to purchase one.

A large number of people are looking toward taking more showers than baths simply due to the fact that showers use so much less water, but that does not mean that you cannot have a relaxing one.

All kinds of shower heads and systems can be purchased, some costing thousands of dollars. Even if you do not have the money to purchase something this expensive, you can still get a good deal.

Another major feature of the bathroom is the toilet. Think about getting a dual flush toilet instead of a standard one, since these will use much less water and reduce your water bill as long as they are used correctly. All kinds of colors and designs are available, but most people play it safe and choose white or black.

The most important feature of your bathroom, though, will be the flooring. You want to make sure and install flooring that both suits your taste and is a hard surface, like tile or stone.

The last thing you want to put down in this room is carpet. Rugs are acceptable, since they can be taken up and cleaned, but carpet will become molded due to moisture.
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