When remodeling a bathroom you’re going to share with other people, it’s important to maximize space to minimize fighting over who gets to use the bathroom next. Sharing a bathroom can be messy and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be.
Double Sinks and Mirrors
One of the best choices you can make when remodeling your bathroom to accommodate multiple people is to get a double vanity. Having two sinks and two mirrors leaves more counter space than trying to squeeze in a triple vanity, but still allows multiple people to use the bathroom at once.
If even more than two people will be sharing the bathroom, don’t just get two separate mirrors for the vanities. Instead, get one long mirror that stretches across the entire space. That way, more people can use the mirror at the same time. Also, mirrors open up a room, so the more of them there are, the less crowded the space will feel.
More people sharing a bathroom means more toothbrushes, washcloths, hairbrushes and makeup. To maximize storage for everyone’s toiletries, have your mirrors double as medicine cabinets. The items will be easy to reach from the sink and out of the way, clearing up counter space and making the bathroom more organized.
Choosing a Shower When Remodeling Your Bathroom
Have recessed niches built into the wall of the shower so there is a place for everyone to put their shampoo, conditioner, loofah and anything else they might need. Also, if space allows, create a separate nook for the shower. That way, one person can use the bathroom while someone else is in the shower without invading their privacy.
If there isn’t space for a shower nook, opt for a bath/shower combo with a curtain rather than a glass shower door.
When choosing what material to use for the walls and floor in the shower, consider that more people using a single bathroom will mean it needs to be cleaned more often. Acrylic walls will be easier to clean than tile because acrylic won’t have grout. Or if you do end up going with tile, larger tiles will have fewer grout lines.
Building a stall or water closet for the toilet allows people to have privacy while others are in the bathroom. Also, the space above the toilet doesn’t have to go to waste. Install shelves or cabinets above the toilet for storage. It’s a convenient place to keep toilet paper on hand, too.
Remodeling your bathroom to accommodate multiple people can be challenging, but it’s doable. With the right layout and design choices, you won’t have to fight over the bathroom anymore.
When you need help with making choices for a bathroom remodel, turn to Falk Construction. We have more than 30 years’ experience remodeling basements, bathrooms and kitchens, and we serve as general contractors too.
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