is based in Hanalei, Hawaii.Inspired in part by temporary rain shelters of all sizes required for outdoor events here, along with local architecture that maximizes outdoor living space, tropical style.Shipping containers as the basis for habitable structures are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply.Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes, they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure.--
Fitting a Shower Into a Small
Small changes can go a long way in a small space.Shower Solution #2: Steal from your closetsYes, we all need more closet space.Shower Solution #3: Angling for accessibilityTo create an accessible bath for her aging parents, Lubov Mazur decided to swap a soaking tub for a curbless shower with fold-away doors.More on small bathroom design:Small Bathroom Ideas — A slide show offering ideas on how small spaces can still have a big impact.Designing Showers for Small Bathroom — Cape Code bathroom designer Bridget Cahill offers some tips on updating a shower in an older bathroom to make it more appealing and more practical.
40 Primary Bathrooms with Corner Showers (Photos)
4.2K shares Facebook 552Pinterest 3.7KThanks for visiting our primary bathrooms with a corner shower photo gallery where you can search a lot of primary bathrooms with a corner shower.There’s a corner shower located on the bathroom’s corner.On our site, there are 5 options for small primary bathrooms, 51 different styles for medium bathrooms, and 11 design idea for large primary bathrooms.Some of the most common styles of primary bathrooms with corner showers include Southwestern, traditional, transitional, modern, and contemporary.Corner showers can be made with many different materials, including corner shower inserts, ceramic tile, stone, or linoleum.
After studying the 3-ft. by 8-ft. space and making some preliminary drawings, Wilmot realized that the space was just big enough for him to install a toilet, a sink, and a shower.The new door was positioned directly across the sink location, so Wilmot had to choose a sink small enough for clearance.After studying the space and making preliminary drawings, Wilmot realized that the space was just big enough for a sink, a shower stall, and a relocated toilet.The opposite end of the space, under the stairs, was ideal for the toilet.The one downside: Wilmot had to choose a small sink to create enough clearance at the doorway.
Half Bath Dimensions and Layout Ideas
Adding a half bath to a home is one of the most common requests I get.How to Add a Half Bath to Your HomeDepending on your house's layout, there are several ways to add a half bath by carving out space from your existing floor plan.Other solutions I've used include fitting a half bath into an oversize storage closet and splitting a large full bathroom into a half bath and smaller full bath.A half bath needs to contain, at a minimum, a toilet, a sink, and a mirror.Half Bath DimensionsA half bath needn't be large.
What would you do? Close servant stairs for larger bathroom or keep it
Close servant stairs for larger bathroom or keep itWe are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) and are about to remodel the only bathroom we have on the second floor where all the bedrooms are.This is our second floor layout.We weren't yet settled on our layout but were going for something like this:This morning, DH suggested using the space from the servant stairs which would add an extra 3 feet to the bathroom.We would have to rearrange part of the kitchen to close off the the part of the stairs that lead on the second floor.Would it be great to have a larger bathroom or make two full bathrooms on the second floor?
Saving (Strange) Spaces: Small Under-Staircase Bathrooms
Continue reading below Our Featured VideosUnder-stair storage makes a good deal of sense – after all, what else could you possibly put in an area with such odd ceilings and shallow depths?As it turns out, a bathroom may not be a bad idea for this otherwise awkward area found in virtually any two-story home plan.Newsletter Sign Up Get the latest design news!Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest design news.Try to put too much in and you can make a cozy washroom feel more like a (water) closet.
Adding a Bathroom to Your Home: Where to start in 2022
Does adding a bathroom add value to your home?Adding a bathroom will always increase the value of your home, but how much will largely depend on your location.Under a staircaseSimilar to a closet space bathroom, another option for placing your bathroom would be under or above a staircase, as many of these areas have shoe closets or pantry locations.The benefits of this would be that you get to keep your existing bathroom design as you would only be expanding the size of your previous bathroom.When adding a bathroom, you want to ensure your pipes are aligned to accommodate everything in your bathroom layout.
Toilets by the Front Door
I’m not talking about close to your front door , I meanrightatyourfront door.Having a toilet room by the front door is not the problem – it’s how you access it.In these instances, we go to great lengths to not have the door visible from the main room that is almost always right off the front door.I also like that the door opens in such a manner that the gracious counter and sink are presented when the door is opened (not the toilet) and should you forget to lock the door upon entering, the door will screen the person who is currently using these facilities.Placing toilets by the front door is a terrible idea unless it is handled properly – and by properly I mean not by the front door.
A Glamorous Master Bathroom Renovation
Our recent bathroom project involved renovating a large master bathroom in an upper-end Arlington, Texas home.The existing bathroom was quality and functional, but it was definitely dated with the typical brown tones, wallpaper and fixtures of the 1980’s.Tile wainscoting matching the accent wall behind the vanity continues behind the tub into the shower wall and bench.Together, the remodeled master bathroom and upgraded closet are the perfect pair!The clients are thrilled with the finished project, and now have a luxury bathroom and closet that compliment the rest of their home.
Kitchen is directly ahead with a long island that has the dishwasher and sink.Left from the kitchen leads to bedroom 1 measuring 11 foot 6 inch by 16 foot.Private bathroom access is on the right and has a small linen closet, walk-in closet, single sink vanity and full size shower tub combo.Out and up from the bedroom is the 12 foot 3 inch by 20 foot 7 inch living and dining room, with access to the rectangular patio on the left.Bedroom 2 is on the right measuring 12 foot 7 inch by 15 foot 5 inch with a walk-in closet.
Toilet Under Stairs
If you are considering converting a vacant cupboard under the stairs into a toilet, the friendly and experienced team will be happy to work with you to plan an efficient use of the space.Ideally you should buy a washbasin and toilet that are specially made for use in a small space.HeatingTo keep the under stairs toilet extra warm, and towels dry, you might consider fitting a heated towel rail.The light could be operated either by a string pull inside the toilet, or a light switch outside it.If you are planning to install a toilet under the stairs then please give us a call for expert advice.
Brilliant Under-Stairs Toilet Ideas (+ Things To Consider First)
The tallest part of the toilet space is used for washing hands and the mirror is also placed here.You can open up wide when you enter and if you are home alone you don’t feel locked up in a tiny space at all.It’s important to have this space for storing towels, toilet paper, and what else you need in the toilet.You can even get it with a side-mounted toilet seat so you can optimize the very last square inch of the tiny toilet space!It’s a great idea to use a combined toilet and sink, it the toilet is really small.
Ideas for Space Under Stairs
What do you do with that bit of empty space under the stairs?Though this post covers a WIDE variety of ideas for saving space under stairs, we welcome suggestions from our readers.If you come across any other awesome way in which this space is cleverly use, please mention them in the comments.If you have been a regular reader of our blog, you will remember seeing in our feature of some unusual bookshelves, the space beneath the staircase being effectively used for storing books.Photo by Jason SewellThat’s it with our set of cool ideas.
Adding Facilities Under the Stairs
Case Study: adding a downstairs WCIf you had the choice, why would you want to trek upstairs to use the loo whenever nature calls?And the good news is that you probably don’t have to!It’s relatively easy for us to add a downstairs toilet under the stairs in a standard 3 bed semi-detached property, as we’ve done it many times before.Luckily, we’ve planned and installed hundreds of these so we know all the tricks of the trade that we can apply to each one.Next stepIf you’d like to add some facilities, I am currently offering FREE downstairs cloakroom consultations, whereby I come round for an hour and let you know EXACTLY what’s possible in your house.
Tiny House Floor Plan With Bedroom Loft
This tiny house floor plan with bedroom loft delivers a minimal footprint by lofting the bedroom over the kitchen.The L-shaped kitchen features a full refrigerator, sink, range, and open shelf storage - add optional wall cabinets if you wish.Additional storage is cleverly hidden under the loft stair system.The loft sleeps 2 in a queen or double size bed with side tables tucked on one or both sides.Additional basket storage is located under the combined shelf unit and loft railing.
Build a Powder Room Plus
The next room headed for extinction is the powder room.The old-fashioned powder room was the architectural equivalent of "good" china or silver — used only on special occasions by visitors.Thus evolved the "extra" bath: a half or three-quarters bathroom annexed to a wide variety of household spaces.Outfitting an Extra BathTypically the extra bath is all business, designed for utility rather than aesthetics.It's best if the bath is accessible from the house without passing through the office; that way it can also function as a true powder room.
Bathrooms with Sloped Ceilings
Synopsis: Residential designer Michael Maines explains how to design a bathroom in a space with a sloped ceiling.Maines includes these required measurements and shows model drawings of two bathrooms with sloped ceilings that he designed.By code, habitable spaces, hallways, basements, and bathrooms are required to have ceilings at least 7 ft. high.above the floor, but in the case of a bath under a low, sloped ceiling, that’s rarely possible.When a shower is tucked under a slope, plan to tile the sloped ceiling to protect the surface from water.
Here’s how this project came to be: the client was going to put a pool in and asked their pool contractor to help them with adding a pool cabana.As they started talking, the pool contractor quickly realized that this project was going to be a bit more than a rock grill and a trellis/ patio.I typically maintain a good relationship with everyone I work with and I get along really well with this particular pool contractor.This project is a case study in what can happen when a great client gets together with a flexible architect.I have a lot of pride in this project and that’s the reason I am sharing it with you.
How to design a small bathroom
Toilets and bidetsWith the small cisterns on today's low-flush toilets, you can find short-projection close-coupled toilets at around 600mm deep.A corner toilet can enable you to create an en-suite or compact cloakroom in the tightest of spaces.Asymmetric or offset basins might also enable you to maximise the size of your basin in an awkwardly shaped bathroom.Ideal for tiny cloakrooms, a toilet-and-basin-in-one offers space as well as water savings, because waste water from hand-rinsing is used to fill the cistern.Click here for small bathroom tile ideas
DIY Bathroom Remodel: A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Plan for a Bathroom RenovationDecide on Design ElementsBefore you start remodeling the bathroom, choose a design that fits your vision, as well as your DIY skill set.Remove Bathroom FixturesAssuming you’re partially or totally renovating your bathroom, you’ll need to start by removing drywall and any fixtures you’re replacing.If you’re removing your bathtub, cover up the tub and start removing the bath tile down to the studs.DIY Bathroom Remodeling Tip: Installing a walk-in shower is a stylish, space-saving update to make in any home.These are some important DIY bathroom remodeling tips to keep in mind during this step:Use drywall mud and tape to cover seams and fill in gaps.
2022 Shower Installation Cost
Shower installation cost - chartShower installation cost Shower type Average cost to install Walk-in shower $3,500 – $15,000 Prefab shower stall $1,000 – $8,000 Tub-shower combo $1,400 – $4,000 Add shower to a half-bath $1,100 – $11,500 Tub to shower conversion $2,000 – $12,000 Shower liner $1,000 – $2,600Average new shower costThe following table shows the average cost to install a shower.Average new shower cost - chartNew shower cost National average cost $5,400 Minimum cost $450 Maximum cost $20,000 Average range $2,000 to $9,000Cost data is based on 319 project costs reported by HomeGuide members.Walk-in shower cost - chartWalk-in shower cost Parts / service Cost of labor and materials Shower stall $1,000 – $8,000 Custom shower $3,500 – $15,000 Shower door $400 – $1,900 New faucet $250 – $800 Plumbing $850 – $1,200Custom walk-in tile shower and glass shower doorCost to install tile stand-up showerRetiling a shower costs $7 to $25 per square foot or $800 to $3,000 on average.Stone or concrete walk-in shower costA cultured marble or stone walk-in shower costs $2,000 to $7,500 installed.Shower replacement cost Factor Average cost Remove old shower unit $70 – $800 Prepare surface $200 – $900 Shower pan / tray $900 – $2,300 Shower door $400 – $1,900 Installation labor $350 – $1,000 Prefab shower stall $400 – $4,100 Tile materials $250 – $1,100Compare local shower replacement costs.
Draw A Skoolie (School Bus House) Creative Challenge for Kids
We will talk about our favorite submissions on our September 4th episode of Cozy Rainbow Podcast!To learn more about school busses and skoolies, listen to season 2 episode 5 of the Cozy Rainbow Podcast!School Busses (Skoolies) – Cozy Rainbow Podcast People live in school busses.This week’s creative challenge is to design a school bus that you would live in!Here is one video of a family of five that lives inside of a school bus:Some school bus homes have special features, like a tiny pizza oven.
The Reason Why People Despise Open-Concept Homes
The kitchen, the living room, and the dining room were all separated from each other.In fact, the open-concept floor plan is one that started forming as early as 1880.In his 1930s “Willey House” project, Wright proposed an open kitchen for the house of a middle-income family.Open-Concept Homes Sparked Open-Concept OfficesI think it’s safe to say that finding a new company without an open-concept office is kind of rare these days.The Fall of the Open-Concept Floor PlanEven though open-concept floor plans were backed by communication studies, the open-concept floor plan wasn’t encouraging communication like those originally hoped.
The Top 56 Basement Bathroom Ideas
Contemporary Basement Bathroom IdeasIf you feel drawn to basement bathroom design ideas featuring clean lines, light neutrals, and sleek metal accents, contemporary design might be the right choice for you.Dark Basement Bathroom IdeasA dark basement bathroom is an excellent addition to an already sultry, sophisticated space.Half Bath Basement Bathroom IdeasEven if your basement bathroom is a less-than-spacious half bath, there’s no shortage of ways to give it some flair.Industrial Basement Bathroom IdeasCharacterized by clean lines, simplicity, and warehouse-inspired materials like salvaged wood furniture and metal pipes, industrial style is an excellent choice for any basement bathroom design.Simple Basement Bathroom IdeasAs easy as it is to get lost in a sea of complex basement bathroom design ideas, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the basics.
Fixing Old Floor Plan Faux Pas Part II
“We love our neighborhood and Frank has a 7-minute commute to work.”Pam included the original floor plan brochure of her house.We call it the Florida L first made popular by Arthur Rutenberg – so named for the L shape the family room and bedroom wing create.Currently, the back bedroom serves as Pam’s office, which left two guest bedrooms for their daughters when they visited.The doors into Pam’s office will allow her to conduct her meetings on Zoom with acoustical privacy.Thank you, Pam and Frank, for sharing your house plan with the Matters of Design audience.
need help with layout of master bath/closet
I am trying to layout this master bath and closet maximizing the window walls.The top and right walls are interior walls..Right now the closet is taking the best 2 view window walls.Any help is appreciated.I also put in one that I was playing around with using the closet in an L shape.
How to Design a Tiny Bathroom
One of the biggest challenges that I’ve faced is the tiny size of the bathroom.Those who have a small size bathroom know how it is difficult to plan it: you need to use the space really wisely and also provide enough storage for everything.So I thought it will be a good idea if in this post I will give several tips on how to design a tiny bathroom.Without it a small bathroom will look even smaller.Need help with designing your small bathroom?
12 Examples of Floor Plans With Dimensions
12 Examples of Floor Plans With DimensionsWhether you’re selling a property, offering home improvement services, or planning your new kitchen layout, a floor plan with dimensions is a useful first step you’ll want to take.Without dimensions, floor plans are ambiguous and open to interpretation.Without dimensions, floor plans are ambiguous and open to interpretation.Kitchen floor plan with appliance labelsThis floor plan contains both appliance labels and zone names.Here’s how it’s done:Create Your Own Floor Plan in MinutesWhile creating a floor plan by hand is feasible, it can be time-consuming.
Utilization of Space Under Stairs
You can utilize the space under stairs efficiently though it is small.Storage under StairsThe space under stairs provides wonderful place for storage.Though the space under stairs is small, yet you can create a compact work place.The space under stairs is a good idea for kids to play inside the house.Garden Area under Stairs If you have exterior staircase in your house, this area can best be used for growing small plants and creepers.
Designing Your Dream Tiny House Bathroom
There’s a lot that goes into a tiny house bathroom design and since I’ve been living in my tiny house full time since 2014, I thought I’d share some advice on how to design your dream tiny house bathroom.Tiny House Bathroom LayoutsThe layout of a tiny house bathroom can be challenging, so here are some tiny house bathroom floorplans that might spark some ideas.Take Bathroom Ventilation Seriously In A Tiny HouseOne thing that is tricky in any bathroom, let alone a tiny house bathroom, is ventilation.How To Choose Tiny House Bathroom FixturesThe right fixtures (sinks, vanity, showers, tubs, etc) will make or break your tiny house bathroom.Final Tiny House Bathroom TipsWhen designing your dream tiny house bathroom, start with making a list of what it needs to do for you and what things you want to store there.