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Customized Floor Plans

Because a bathroom layout is jam-packed with required elements, a shoehorn might seem like an essential tool when remodeling. But with a little creative space planning, it can not only fit in requirements, it can also fit in a few (or more) luxuries. Remember the following functional and code requirements when developing your new-and-improved layout.

Form Follows Function

No matter what type of bath you’re remodeling, a functional floor plan is the key to a successful remodel. In order for a designer to develop the best bathroom for a client, he or she will need to know who is using the bathroom, when they will be using it and how they are using the space. With this information in hand, your designer may surprise you with layout ideas you might otherwise have overlooked.

Placement Possibilities

You’re putting a lot of components in a fairly tight space and unlike a kitchen that uses the tried-and-true work triangle or newer workstation approach to space planning, there is no recommended layout for a bathroom. Moving plumbing (which will up the price of a job) can mean a wide range of design possibilities so long as basic code is met. However, options are more limited when existing hook-ups and drains are used.

Following the Code

While state and local codes apply to every bathroom remodel, a great bathroom often requires more than meeting the minimum requirements. The International Residential Code (IRC) requires that the centerline of a toilet be at least 15 inches from any other bath fixture, wall or other obstacle. Although we recommend at least 18 inches from the centerline of a toilet to another fixture, for improved comfort for the user.

Universal Appeal

Universal design, which emphasizes roomier floor plans with wider doorways, taller toilets and curbless showers, has become much more commonplace in recent years. The beauty of universal design is it’s just that. It’s not handicap design, it’s universal, and all of us benefit from it. If the plan is to stay in a home long term, a bathroom that incorporates universal design principles can be a wise investment.

The Right Light

Finally, consider the lighting. A bathroom remodel must include a lighting plan that layers and blends four different types of light — task, ambient, accent and decorative.

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Why choose Oklahoma Bath Professionals?

Dream Designs

From small updates to a complete renovation, dream big and let our bath remodelers help you make it a reality!

Trusted Staff

Our installers are local, licensed, insured, and have undergone a thorough background-screening process.

Flexible Financing

We offer a wide range of flexible financing options, plus the best price on any bathroom renovation!

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