Go for a powder room

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: ImproveTips

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Never underestimate the power of a powder room to make your home more livable and increase its resale value. Adding a powder room could be a good investment.

Finding the right spot

Adding a full bathroom can be problematic. However, powder rooms can be tucked into small spaces like part of a walk-in closet and areas you might not use otherwise, such as under a staircase or in a nook in the garage. A space as small as 20 square feet (5 feet by 4 feet) can make a comfortably sized powder room, but you can even squeeze a half bath into a space as small as 11 square feet.

You simply need enough room to fit a toilet and sink, and accommodate required setbacks. When choosing a location for your powder room, be sure you understand building code requirements for your area.

Smarter plumbing Opting for up-flush plumbing opens up a greater range of possible locations for a new powder room, because above-floor macerating plumbing systems, like those from SFA Saniflo, U.S.A. allow you to easily add a toilet and sink where no drainage existed before. Above-floor plumbing eliminates the need to open walls or cut through concrete flooring. Visit saniflo.com.

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Size and space wise planning

As you plan the space, think of where the toilet and sink will go. Choose a toilet, sink and vanity that fit the space without overwhelming it.

Powder rooms frequently lack windows, so be sure to provide ample lighting. If you really crave a window in a powder room, one option is to install a small one above the door.

A powder room can be a powerful way to enhance the livability and value of your home.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.