In our bathroom, there are many elements that need to be included to make sure it is functional yet comfortable for everybody in your household. The most important elements to be included in a bathroom are shower, bathtub, toilet and sink.
Although the sink is small in size compared to other elements, but it is also very important, because the sink is used for many activities like washing hands and face, as well as brushing your teeth. Generally bathroom sink is made from ceramic material, but nowadays you can also find bathroom sink that is made of other materials like stainless steel, glass, copper and even marble. Sink from stainless steel and glass are most suitable for bathrooms with modern and minimalist style, while copper sink is more appropriate to be applied in classic and ethnic style bathroom. Amongst the materials, ceramic and marble sink would suits for most style of bathrooms.
Essentially, there are a few types of sink, which can be divided based in their placement. These are:
1. Pedestal sink
As the name suggest, this sink is placed on a single footing that acts as a pedestal to support it. The sink support can be put either on the floor or on one side of the wall. Pedestal sink is quite useful for small bathroom, because it does not occupy many space.
2. Hanging sink
This sink is usually installed without any support. This creates an impression that the sink is being hung on the wall. Hanging sink is suitable to be placed in a bathroom with limited space.
3. Built-in sink
This type of sink is made by integrating a sink at the top of furniture. The space underneath the sink can be made into storage cabinet. Although it seems larger, but actually built-in sink would provide more space for your bathroom by reducing the need of additional storage shelves.
After you learn about the types of sink and its material, do not forget to pick one that will match your bathroom overall theme next time you remodel the bathroom.
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The most suitable covering material for bathroom walls and floor is tiles, especially ceramic tile, because they are widely available at very affordable price. However, the ceramic that we will use at a bathroom, in particular wet bathroom has its own requirement. So how do we choose the tiles?
For bathroom floor especially, the tiles used should be safe in all condition, even when it is wet. If you have children and/ or elderly in your family, then always prioritize the safety aspect. It is best if you use textured floor tile with non slippery surface because bathroom is often wet and humid. For added protection, you should also consider using anti slip rubber mat on the floor.
Additionally, for floor tiles we also need to consider about the location of the floor drain and the direction of the water flow. It is recommended that the floor is tilted for about two to three degrees towards the floor drain so the water can easily flow into the drain and does not create any puddles in your bathroom. Also, choose smaller floor tiles so there are less resistance for the water to flow.
Glossy and non textured tile is more recommended to be used as bathroom walls covering. By covering the walls with tiles, they are easier to clean from soap residues and mold.
Selection of the bathroom wall and floor tiles will very much determine the end result of the desired bathroom theme. Using decorative tiles as wall covering will create a better nuance that will support the selected theme even better.
Another thing to consider is the layout and the size of the bathroom. If you have a small bathroom, then try to use larger tiles or tiles that stretched horizontally to create impression of a more spacious room.
Make sure that you choose the right kind of tile for your bathroom so it will be elegant and comfortable.
Bathroom exhaust fan can provide a good ventilation, which in turn will prevent excessive humidity and prevent mold and mildew build up.
Bathroom ceiling fan acts as intermittent ventilation and is used to capture and eliminate source of pollutant. The purpose of this fan is to get rid of excessive humidity or pollutant before they can spread to other parts of the house. So the question is how to effectively use the exhaust fan in bathroom to get rid of the humidity?
Firstly, you should ensure that the bathroom fan you installed has a suction power of five times your bathroom capacity. The bathroom capacity means its dimension, i.e. the width times length times height of your bathroom. For example if your bathroom is ten feet in length and ten feet in width with ten feet in height, that means the dimension of your bathroom is one thousand feet cubic. Therefore, you ideally should install a bathroom fan that has a suction power of five thousand feet of air in an hour.
Next, for the bathroom fan to be able to eliminate the humidity from the air in optimum manner, it should be left to operate for at least twenty minutes after the bathroom is being used for bath. To make sure that the fan is operated as such without wasting too much energy, you may want to install an automatic timer.
Another thing you have to make sure is the position of the fan. If your bathroom borders the outside wall of your house then it should be easy. However, if it does not then you have to install the fan at the ceiling. Make sure that the exhaust fan is located directly above the bathtub or places where water is often accumulated. Also make sure that you have slight openings in the roof for the air to escape.
Nowadays there are also exhaust fan models that combined with halogen light. The purpose is for the halogen light to heat up the bathroom and help with the evaporation process. Once evaporated, then the humidity will be sucked out by the exhaust fan.
These are some tips for you on effective bathroom exhaust fan and how it can help to prevent humidity in your bathroom.