Bathroom Remodeling & Renovations
Remodeling bathrooms is a lot more complex than most other rooms
in the house. The sanitary requirements of most building codes make
DIY projects more daunting than living areas.
The luxury evident in bathrooms seen in multi-million dollar homes
can be incorporated into your master bath for between $400 and $8,000.
The key is to understand what elements make a striking impact, and
what others are utility based.
One of the easiest areas to make a big impact in your bathroom
is the lighting. Early attempts at bathroom
lighting resulted in either:
- Recessed bathroom lighting that caused shadows over the bathroom
vanity, unless you have some additional light source.
- Glamor lighting - as seen in a typical starlet dressing room
Today, there are options that have taken the best of both of these
failed past attempts to give a soft luxurious glow, supplemented
by controlled task lighting for applying makeup or shaving.
Bathroom Heating System
If you are remodeling or renovating your bathroom and lifting any
flooring, consider installing an under floor heating system. This
is essential if you are planning on tiling your bathroom floor.
If not using tiles, the floor heating systems make stepping out
of the shower or bath on a cold evening a treat.
The floor heating will also help to warm up the bathroom, providing
floor to ceiling warmth.
Chromo-therapy is the use of light to affect the mood of the user
bathed in its light. By installing the chromo-therapy system to
work in conjunction with your shower head or bath faucet, streams
of color can be shown through either standing or running water.
You can buy bath, shower, and sink systems with chromo-therapy
Massaging Shower Heads
A very simple renovation to any existing shower that can be installed
easily by a DIY, is a massaging shower head. A more complex
project may involve multiple shower heads with differing sprays
and jets to massage and relax you in your bathroom.
The cost of these multi shower systems can run between $3,200 and
$5,500 depending on the kinds and number of heads you choose.
How about a steam shower in your master bath. Working in air conditioned
environments is very drying on the skin and system as a whole. Taking
a steam shower means you can rehydrate the outer layers of the skin,
the mist of steam making your skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Most of these bathroom remodeling projects require knowledge and
skill in plumbing and waterproofing. Before you remodel your bathroom,
check to see if your local building codes allow you to make these
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DIY Bathroom Remodeling
Hazards - Part 2
Luxury Bathrooms With Soaking
Choosing Your Bathroom Medicine