When remodeling a bathroom, paying attention to tried-and-true practices is as important as considering trends. However, conventional wisdom is not always wise. There are some persistent myths that we debunk in this post.
A Bigger Master Bathroom Is Better
It is imperative to put a premium on space, but it should not all go to the floor. Sacrificing countertop and storage areas in order to gain more square footage might spell disaster.
There Must Be Two Sinks in a Master Bathroom
Any honest home builder or remodeler will say that a second bathroom sink is just a luxury. If you have room to accommodate it, then go ahead. But if the length of your floor is less than seven feet, be content with one to have more available room.
A Window Is Necessary Behind the Tub
Sunlight entering through a window is more important in the area where you do personal grooming. Putting a window by your tub may work only if you have a pleasant view and privacy will not be an issue.
Windows Are Enough for Ventilation
No matter how many operating windows you have in the bathroom, mechanical ventilation is still a must. After all, you can’t force high levels of moisture to go out of the house unless you can manipulate the movement of the air inside.
You Can’t Have Daylighting Without Losing Privacy
Choosing the right location to install replacement windows can be tricky. However, there are places that can catch adequate natural light without exposing you to prying eyes. Skylights, clerestory windows and floor-level glass units are just some shining examples.
Let Krier’s Construction help handle your bath remodel to keep any erroneous beliefs from ruining your renovation plan. Call us at (920) 233-3633 to set your project in motion and get a free estimate in Appleton, Fond du Lac or Neenah, WI.