Ten Suggestions of Bathroom Improvement – Expert’s Opinion

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The living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, study room, and other rooms are essential parts of a house. Without them, it is just a house, not a home.

As a significant part of a house, the bathroom is an area for people to brush teeth, wash face, take a shower, and do other relevant things. Commonly, a comfortable bathroom helps to promote the living standard. Now, ten suggestions are here for people who need bathroom improvement.

-Selecting of floor tiles

There is water vapor in the bathroom all day long, especially in the shower area. When taking a bath, the water mixes with the bubbles of shower gel, which is slippery. If the floor tiles are not non-slip, it’s easy to cause accidental slipping.

So the bathroom must be covered with non-slip floor tiles. The non-slip brick boasts great surface friction, which reduces the chance of slipping. While it’s not advisable to choose the polished tiles, which are slippery and hard in particular when exposed to water, and easily make you injured after falling.

-Implementing dry and wet separation

If you use traditional bathroom equipment, water vapor will permeate everywhere after taking a bath, and the humid air remains in the bathroom for a long time, causing air pollution.

Thomas Wilson from Sandinrayli (www.sandinrayli.com) says that separating dry space from the wet one is a popular design concept in bathroom design. It includes the separation of sink and bathroom; or the separation of the shower area from the toilet and basin area. Dry refers to the sink, wet refers to the shower area. In doing so, the area outside the bathing area will keep dry and hygienic, and the overall bathroom environment will become clean and beautiful.

Besides, separating dry space from moist space helps to improve safety, avoiding slipping and falling due to water splashing on the floor.

What’s more, it increases the usable area, concentrating the water vapor in a local area so that it can be reused in other places. Also, it extends the period of use of the equipment in the bathroom.

However, it has a high demand for the coverage of the bathroom. So, how to separate dry space from moist space? Reasonable design of shower doors and shower curtains are the basic requirements for the division of dry and wet zones. The glass partition is the most commonly used tool for wet and dry separation.

When encountering the problem of groundwater, you can set a little slope in the shower area to make the water flow to the floor drain or install a water-retaining bar to block the outflow of water. 

-Installing a Bathroom Heater

The installation of a bathroom heater includes air heating and light heating. The lamp heater should be installed directly in the shower area, near the shower or the shower. In this way, it can directly illuminate in the shower and keep people warm.

Air heating mainly relies on preheating to get warm. If it blows at someone, people will feel very cold at first. Therefore, the air heater should be installed in the dry area. Turn on the preheating before taking a bath, so that the whole bathroom warms up.

-Selecting of the Floor Drain

The bathroom is an area with a relatively large drainage volume. The bathroom drainage speed mainly depends on the floor drain.

First, prepare the floor drain in advance according to the diameter of the sewer pipe. The general diameter of the sewer pipe is 55mm, and the floor drain is a part connecting the ground and the sewer. Therefore, the pipe diameter of the floor drain is generally smaller than that of the sewer pipe.

Consequently, for the sewer pipe with a diameter of 55mm, it’s better to select a floor drain with a pipe diameter of 50mm.

Second, pay attention to the selection of the installation location of the floor drain. The floor drain should be installed under the shower area as far as possible.

When showering, the water can be drained directly to the floor drain to prevent water accumulation in other places. When installing, it is recommended to lay the bricks to tilt to one side, and then install the floor drain at the end lower than the horizontal plane, which can drain the water into the floor drain.

A common practice is to form a slope from the outside to the inside of the floor drain attachment so that the floor drain is at the lowest point, which makes drainage more convenient.

Third, when installing the floor drain, use a professional adhesive to avoid leakage. Fourth, choose a suitable floor drain according to the environment. After completing the bathroom, remember to do a closed water test to test the effect of the floor drain.

-Reserving sockets in the bathroom

The reserved sockets in the bathroom are useful in the future. For example, if you need to install a smart toilet cover, you should reserve sockets near the toilet. Some people may have a habit of using the phone when going to the toilet; they can charge their phones if there is a reserved socket.

-Installing anti-fog bathroom lights

When using the bathroom, it is expected that after the shower, the steam diffuse, and the entire bathroom mirror is filled with mist. It is not clear at all, and it is necessary to wipe it several times each time. If there is an anti-fog bathroom light, this will not happen again.

-Choosing smart toilet if conditions permit

The smart toilet has many special functions: such as clean buttocks, clean the lower body, clean mobile, keep the seat warm, warm air drying, automatic deodorization, silent sitting, and so on.

The most convenient thing is that in addition to the button panel for operation, there is also a special remote control device to realize these functions. When consumers use it, it works as long as they hold the remote control and press lightly. All in all, it’s safer and more comfortable than the traditional toilet.

-Choosing solid wood bathroom cabinets

Because the bathroom has been in a humid environment for a long time, and the solid wood material is not easy to breed bacteria and cause wood rot.

-Choosing a shower with constant temperature and a variety of water effects

When selecting the showerhead, let the shower head tilt to discharge water. The high-quality showerhead can ensure the same amount of water distributed by each nozzle. Generally speaking, the brighter and finer the shower surface, the better the coating process.

-Placing a green plant

Some shade-loving green plants placed in the bathroom and toilet can not only make the bathroom beautiful and add vitality, but also play the role of absorbing moisture, sterilizing, and absorbing filth. Like Scindapsus, it is a shade-loving plant. It lives when it meets water and is called the “flower of life” because of its tenacious vitality. People can select these green plants in light of their needs and habits.

Wrap Up

To sum up, bathroom improvement requires some effort and patience. Its style lies in your needs and habits. And I hope my suggestions may help you to some extent.

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by Shelly Rhoades
Having recognized the need for accessible and affordable solutions in the remodeling industry, Shelly founded Affordable Kitchen and Baths with the mission of helping homeowners create their dream spaces without breaking the bank. Her dedication to providing reliable advice and quality resources has garnered her a loyal following and established her as a go-to resource for anyone looking to transform their kitchen or bathroom.

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