A place of relaxation and well-being, the bathroom must be as easy to live as to maintain. This room is one of the most delicate to think of the habitat, especially since no error is allowed. For you who want a new bathroom, here's a recap of things to do before you absolutely get into the development work or renovating your bathroom to ensure your success.
1. Organize space in the bathroom
The bathroom is often the smallest room in the house. The organization of the space must therefore be optimized to the maximum for a smooth circulation. Measurements of the room, location and direction of openings, sources of ingress and water points should be recorded and then plotted. You can then consider the different possible configurations.
2. Shower or bathtub?
The bathtub remains an ideal, especially for the resale of a good and it remains privileged for the children. However, in terms of sales, the shower took the lead. Conceived as a real wellness area, it can now compete with the bathtub in terms of comfort. Optimization of space, ease of access for an older population and environmental concerns largely explain its success. A shower consumes three times less water than a bath. Equipped with a ramp and a flat receiver , it is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
3. Floor and wall coverings: resistance and style
Bathroom coverings must not only satisfy our decorative dreams but also resist moisture. Between tile and paint, the solution is putting tiles up to the ceiling! The only maintenance will be to remake the joints. A painting even hydrophobic eventually cracks. It is not necessarily more economical unless we paint ourselves because the flooring has been well democratized. If you opt for paint, choose paint that is suitable for the bathroom . On the floor, it is better to choose porcelain stoneware, more resistant than earthenware, reserved for the wall. Finally, the mosaics in glass enamels are placed in the zones of shower or frieze deco.
4. Heating: take the towel dryer option
The use of towel radiators has become widespread. They give a decorative touch to the bathroom while providing a silky comfort to towels. But they are effective provided and they do not overload them. Also take care of the ventilation of the bathroom, which is rarely provided by a window. Electrical extraction or mechanical ventilation type VMC connected to the outside is essential. The motor can be integrated into the false ceiling or placed on the wall. The VMC can also be centralized in the house and used for other rooms. To avoid constantly renewing the air, some are triggered according to the hydrometric rate.
5. Faucets: how to save water
The bathroom represents 59% of the water consumed at home (20% for toilets and 39% for bath and shower). The valves offer solutions to reduce water consumption. The single control, which regulates flow and temperature in one step, reduces consumption by 10 to 20% and up to 40% with thermostatic supplying water at preset temperature. The electronic faucets using infrared detection to arrive in the house and are very effective in terms of water saving.
The recycling of water is still little developed in the bathroom except in some shower cubicles or spa baths. In the face of the ecological imperative, research is active and should lead to innovative solutions.
6. Comply with safety standards in the bathroom
The bathroom is a room at risk where water and electricity come together. All electrical installations must comply with the international standards of safety.
7. Lighting: Getting a good look when you wake up
Essential to create the ambience of the room, lighting should not be neglected and its implementation well thought out. The connecting a control drive is a good way to modulate the light depending on time of day and activities. In fact, several sources of lights are possible to create the atmosphere.