Tired of your little bathroom yet? Luckily, there are a lot of options for expanding a small bathroom without breaking the bank so that you can enjoy some true area to move around, change your toilet into a complete master bath, or put in a tub if you would like a change from the typical showers. Before starting, you have a great deal to consider, from the sort of tile you need on the floor to the way you're going to accommodate the growth.
Locate Space for a Toilet Expansion
The big question with toilet expansions is where the excess space will come from, and your remodeling contractor will probably provide you with two choices: steal it from somewhere else in the house, or build an addition to make your bathroom larger. The layout of the home around the bathroom can decide the best option. Occasionally an addition is an exceptional option that will allow for more flexibility, in addition to options like a sunken bathtub surrounded by glass to get a gorgeous view of the garden as you bathe. In other cases, you could have the ability to convert a fresh pantry or cupboard or make a room near the bathroom smaller by moving a wall.
As you start considering expanding a small bathroom, you could also be imagining a new arrangement for your bathroom, sink, and shower. Be careful. You may wish to consider retaining the present so-called"wet wall" with the shared pipes or keeping things more or less where they're to be able to save money on your own expansion. If you absolutely need to move pipes, speak with a plumber about the best way to proceed.
Toilet Electrical Needs
An electrician will also be involved in your remodel, to help you install toilet plugs (which ought to be GFCI circuits for security ) as well as lighting and any other fittings you may need. It is important to set up a fan that provides adequate ventilation to control moisture amounts, and if your toilet needs heating, consider a wall socket or linkage to an current whole-house HVAC system while the toilet is gutted. It is expensive to include things after the fact, and easy to put the pipe, electrical cable, HVAC ducting, and whatever else you need (speaker cable for full-bathroom surround sound, anyone?)
Do Not Forget Efficiency
As you start getting a demanding concept going, you might want to think about efficiency, too. Ensure that your septic tank, if you have one, is around the job of tackling your remodeled bathroom, and think about ways you could cut back on waste because toilets can be a significant source of water waste. Low-flush toilets and showerheads made to provide low-flow functionality can be a huge help, as can showerheads using a cutoff feature lets you set the temperature and other features and halt the flow of water at any time (as for example when you are shampooing your hair and do not require the water flowing ).
A plumber can speak with you about water conservation alternatives for the toilet, and the green choices do not stop there. You can use recycled materials from rehabilitated sinks to post-consumer tile at the end of your remodeled bathroom to cut back on purchases of new construction materials; and also to give your bathroom a cool retro look, possibly.