Lovely Mirrors Design Ideas For Bathroom 52
Lovely Mirrors Design Ideas For Bathroom 52

30+ Lovely Mirrors Design Ideas For Bathroom

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When planning a bathroom from scratch the location of each fitting needs careful thought, ie. baths need adequate room to get in and out of comfortably as well as room around to towel dry. In addition, ideally, toilets should be sited close to the existing stack pipe if you want to avoid the costly expense of re-routing pipes. Stack pipes are also best sited at the back of the house as they are quite unsightly and they are often not allowed at the front under local planning regulations.

Washbasins need enough room to allow you to comfortably wash in front of as well as allowing elbow room around. For lavatories and bidets there needs to be adequate room to sit down and the bidet needs space to the side and back for legs.

Wet rooms
Another possibility for a small en-suite is to create a wet room. The room will need to be completely watertight with a draining point for the shower. Before installing check with a surveyor to establish whether the existing floor structure will need to be strengthened. A concrete sub floor provides a stable base for wet room construction. You can also now get a form of waterproof lining for the walls and floor, which is fitted before tiling to achieve a completely watertight surround. Shower fixtures can be positioned in a corner, in the middle of a wall, freestanding or centrally and overhead.

When putting in the shower do take advice from your plumber whether you will need a pump and, if you do, whether it needs to pump the whole bathroom or just the shower. If your bathroom takes hot water from the tank and cold water direct from the main, the pump may not be able to handle the difference in pressure between the two. Wall-hung sinks and toilets will keep the floor area of the wet room clear and also allow surfaces to be cleaned easily.

Lighting
Good lighting is essential for grooming tasks in the bathroom. Halogen downlighters recessed into the ceiling work well. You may well also need additional task lighting around the mirror for shaving and make up provided by wall lighting with halogen bulbs, which provide the most natural lighting alternative to daylight. Whatever lighting you choose, remember that for safety reasons in the UK, light switches should be outside the bathroom and all light bulbs should be completely enclosed in shades which fit flush against either the walls or ceilings. Pendant light fittings are not suitable.