The expense of remodeling a loft toilet may often be recouped later, which makes it an investment. The greater dwelling value that results from the upgrade could wind up covering as much as 80 percent of the remodeling price. A bathroom remodel can also be a fun, innovative way to feel much better about your home.
Choosing Plumbing Fixtures
Hunt factory outlet shops or sales at home shops for new plumbing accessories and fittings. For an antique look, search salvage yards for old-style sinks, faucets, handles and cabinet pulls. As opposed to purchase a purpose-made shower curtain, try an antique or vintage fabric, or a normal curtain panel. Because most attic bathrooms are small, a large cabinet may not be a feasible choice for storage. Try using baskets, wooden crates, old enamel pots or drifting shelves rather.
DIY or Tradespeople?
Find out more about the building codes for your area. The codes may require that accredited tradespeople perform plumbing and electrical work. If that is true, do the end-of-day cleanup all on your own, to save the expense of employing a tradesperson for this hour. Ask your tradespeople first if there is anything that shouldn’t be transferred yet. Ask your plumber and electrician to alert you to any issues that they find that would impact a toilet on the ground below your loft.
Keep plumbing costs down by maintaining your original sink and tub or shower. New cabinets, paint, mirrors and shelves may make the look of a remodel without the expense of a comprehensive replumb. If you do want to replace your old sink, toilet or tub/shower — necessary if you’ve got leaky plumbing — demo yourself. Wear protective equipment, including protective goggles, sturdy work boots or boots, dust mask and gloves. This is vital, even for a small attic room!
A Roomy Shower
Put in a roomy shower, instead of a shower-tub. Choose a handheld shower head, particularly suitable for bathing children and pets. A wall-mounted, knee or knee sink is also a fantastic space saver. To get a one-of-a-kind stand for your sink, locate a sturdy thrift shop table and give it a new coat of paint. Repurposing old furniture is particularly valuable for those who prefer to not invest too much on a loft toilet.
Saving Space and Water
Pick water-savers for example faucets with aerators and a low-flow toilet. Scrape off old wallpaper, as it creates mold in a moist atmosphere. Use low-VOC or no-VOC paint, as other paints off-gas unhealthy substances. Insert storage space by installing floating shelves. A safety-glass shelf in the shower will hold shampoo and other things, reducing clutter in the shower–another storage solution for a loft tub.
Pull up old carpets, which is likely filled with mold, and old linoleum. Pick tiles made from recycled substances or a sustainable, natural linoleum. Lay tiles on the walls first, floor next. Start in the center of the ground when tiling. Use grout to connect tiles on the walls and floor, but use caulk at the point where walls meet, and where floor and walls meet. The expense here will be significantly less than it will be for a larger bath on the other floor.