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An advantage of a pedestal or wall-hung sink is that it provides space for a wheelchair. A wall-hung sink can even be custom designed to fit the exact measurements of the wheelchair.
The latest look in lavatory (in-counter) sinks is a simple bowl made from metal, glass or water-resistant wood that sits atop the counter.
A toilet and tank combined in one is the most contemporary toilet style. An elongated toilet bowl is even more fashionable, if you have the space.
The rounded sides of a bath are designed for backsides, not feet, and so are treacherously slippery when standing.
A pressure balancing valve prevents sudden blasts of hot water that occur when another source of water, like a toilet or a washing machine, is used.
A bidet is a sit-down washbasin, standard in European bathrooms and a symbol of luxury in modern American ones.
Painting the cabinets the same color as the walls gives the impression of space in a bathroom cluttered with storage cabinets.
High-pressure, decorative laminate is the most economical material for a bathroom countertop. Ceramic tile is also affordable and durable, while marble and granite, both very durable, are quite expensive.
A good ventilation fan is essential in any bathroom, especially ones with wooden countertops or cabinets.
Today, bathroom walls and floors can be made out of almost any material so long as it is waterproof, either naturally or by means of an impervious finish.
Redwood and cedar withstand moisture well, and so are the best choice for bathroom walls.
To keep a bathroom light and bright, it is recommended to have 4 watts of artificial light per square foot or 2 watts of fluorescent light per square foot.
As intricate grooming often takes place by the bathroom mirror, it is best to place lights on both sides of it. Lights above it cast a shadow.
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) automatically shuts off the electricity supply when there is an electric fault, such as when a hair dryer falls into a tub of water.
It makes repairs easier if you have all the pipes, supply and waste, located in one wall.