In the first part of this discussion about remodeling your bathroom, we looked at some of the things that you need to take into consideration, such as how many people use the bathroom, is it a master bathroom or family bathroom, and are you expecting additions to the family in the form of more children or aging parents.
Here we will take a look at some of the other things that you need to consider.
- It’s important to take into account any physical problems that a family member may have, which will mean that there may be a need for things such as grab rails. Siting and positioning of these is crucial.
- Do you have a powder room which is just for guests, or do members of the family use it in addition, as a bathroom?
- Do you have sufficient hot water at present, or might you need a bigger water heater if you find that you are constantly running out?
- Do you shower, or bath, or both? You may find that you have a tub which hardly ever gets used, or possibly a shower that rarely gets used, depending on family preferences. You might be able to do away with one or the other, and use the space for something else.
- Is there enough counter space? Are things to hand? For example, fresh towels, deodorants, toothpaste, hairspray, aftershave, cologne, etc., on a shelf or in cabinets. With some forethought, and making copious notes, you can design the perfect bathroom that fits your needs exactly.
- Is there sufficient ventilation, or does your bathroom get steamed up, especially in the winter? Do you have underfloor heating? If not, would you like it?
- What about heated mirrors that won’t get steamed up?
- Would you like linen cabinets? In the Virtu USA range, you will find many linen cabinets, both free standing and wall hanging. You can also have them with doors, or open-fronted. The choice is yours.
- What about faucets? Virtu USA offer several different styles, both traditional and modern. (They also make kitchen faucets, but we’re talking bathrooms here).
- As for sink vanities, they have many of a modern design, but also some exquisite free-standing bow-fronted models that look for all the world like a 17th century chest of drawers, such as the Abigail, the Charlotte, and the Ocarna models. These have decorative curvatures, doors with concealed soft-close hinges, and ornate features the have a restrained look, rather than being “over the top”. They also feature designer brass hardware. These vanities are made using zero emissions solid oak wood.
Many of these sink vanities have marble counter tops, and all feature some sort of storage space, whether by way of drawers, cupboards or a combination of both.
We could go on about the Virtu USA range at some considerable length, but to discover the beauties of it for yourself, just click on the Brands link at the top of this page, and then scroll down to Virtu USA. You will see what we mean.