Renovating your home can be quite challenging, especially when it comes to areas like the kitchen and bathroom, which tend to require substantial investment.
If the details aren't well managed, you may end up spending money without achieving the desired outcome.
Imagine if you could reverse your bathroom renovation and make different design choices.
What elements would you incorporate to enhance your bathroom?
1. Bathroom Zoning Issue:
Bathrooms typically have three areas: the basin area (washbasin), toilet area, and shower area. Ideally, the basin area is near the door, the toilet area is between the basin and the shower, and the shower area is at the far end.
- Improved Basin Area Design:
If possible, consider moving the public toilet's "basin area" outside the bathroom entrance, creating an independent space. This design enhances bathroom efficiency, allowing two people to use the bathroom simultaneously, reducing conflicts in households with only one bathroom.
2. Dry and Wet Separation Design:
Depending on your bathroom's specifics, separate dry and wet areas. If your bathroom lacks windows for ventilation or has a smart toilet, consider installing wet and dry separation.
This helps control bathwater overflow, maintains safety, and prevents wetting other areas. For bathrooms with windows or squat toilets, simpler dry and wet separation with a shower curtain and water-retaining strip may suffice, emphasizing anti-slip floor tiles.
3. Revamping Sewer Pipes to Wall Drains:
Address sanitary blind spots by changing the sewer drainage to wall drains. This not only avoids difficult-to-clean areas but also enhances aesthetics and improves storage cabinet usage under the sink.
- Additional Tip:
To prevent sewer pipe blockage, add a three-way design to the floor drain. Incorporate a "wall drain" alongside a floor drain, minimizing blockage and leakage issues.
- Consider Wall-Mounted Toilets:
Opt for a wall-mounted toilet to eliminate sanitary dead corners, providing a sleek and high-end appearance.
4. Mirror Area Lighting Concerns:
To ensure proper lighting in front of the bathroom mirror, consider additional light sources.
Invest in bathroom mirrors with built-in fill lighting or install a ceiling light directly in front of the mirror to supplement light.
5. Sound Insulation Challenges:
Sewer pipes can generate noise during water drainage. Enhance sound insulation by wrapping pipes with sound-insulating material or replacing them with "PVC silencer pipes" to reduce noise transmission from neighboring units.
6. Wall Storage Considerations:
While niches in walls have mixed reviews, consider practicality when creating them. Instead of building a niche for the sake of it, opt for quality, punch-free storage racks.
Only build niches when existing grooves or structures, like those formed by water supply and drainage pipes, make it convenient.
Remember, simplicity is often the best choice when making these improvements to your bathroom.