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Bath planning - the first step to the dream bathroomThe average size of the apartment has risen from 50 square meters in 1950 to today's 80 square meters. Above all, the bathrooms benefited from this growth.
Last but not least, they had to be enlarged, because there are often washing machines, dryers, dirty laundry containers and similar items. ä. must be accommodated.
Where z. B. the bathroom is used by several people at the same time, a second sink and toilet and a separate shower room may be appropriate. This also requires more space.
The size of a bathroom with bath, shower and two sinks should be at least 5-6 sqm, a toilet with toilet and vanity at least 3 sqm. 100 cm depth is recommended for freedom of movement before installation.
Not infrequently, there is no room left for the bath room due to planning reasons on the preferred sunny sides of a building. But that does not necessarily have to be a disadvantage. Also on the north side and in the core area, bathrooms can be accommodated well. In windowless rooms, however, direct access of fresh air has to be ensured (eg via air ducts).
Design floor, wall and ceiling
Well-tried in bathrooms are the functional ceramic and stone floors. They are laid in a mortar bed and grouted waterproof. So the bath tub can spill over once, without the water immediately dripping through the ceiling. The disadvantage of the foot cold can be, as in modern buildings many times
practiced by balancing a floor heating. When wall tiling, make sure the wall connections are clean. They should be grouted with elastic material. Dassel-be applies to PVC, linoleum or cork flooring. The joints must be tightly closed,
so that no water can penetrate and dissolve the deposits. For the heating of the bathroom as far as possible a radiant heating should be used (underfloor heating, baseboard heating or large area
For the walls, a tiling is recommended, especially in the splash water area. Also, wood paneling is currently in vogue, including preferred Nordic Spruce boards, Western Red Cedar, Oregon Pine, Hemlock, California Redwood and Canadian Larch. Also suitable are panels or veneered plywood, provided that the wood layers are glued with a waterproof glue.
For all wood paneling, ensure good ventilation. This can be achieved by mounting on a battens and through louvers or open joints at the lower and upper edges of the boarding. In the spray area, it is also recommended to treat the wood with dense layers of paint so that the water can bead off. Here, the wood should be treated very carefully, d. H. Dry wet wood after bathing or showering and treat more often - otherwise the surface will soon be marred by un-beautiful limescale.
Safety in the bathroom
In addition to the kitchen, the bathroom is the most dangerous place in the house. This should be considered when planning, designing and using the bathroom.
A shiny floor made of tiles or marble is very nice, but not always practical. When choosing the tiles you should pay attention to skid resistance. Shower cubicles and glass doors must be break-proof, and mirrors need a solid anchorage. Since water and electricity are not compatible, electrical regulations must be observed. All electric lamps need a sealed socket to prevent moisture from entering and causing a short circuit.