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WHAT ARE BATHROOM & WASHROOM TERMS?
BATHROOMS RENOVATION KEY FACTORS
A bathroom, washroom, & powder room all serve the purpose of personal hygiene activities.
In typical Canadian housing, a powder room refers to a smaller washroom generally located on the main floor, available for guest use, and usually containing a toilet and sink.
The terms bathroom and washroom are used interchangeably and usually refer to a more equipped facility hosting a toilet, sink and either a bathtub or a shower stall or a combination of both. Larger washrooms may also have room for a double-sink vanity, a bidet, and often a small storage cupboard.
Generally speaking, bathrooms (as well as kitchens) require periodic care & updating because they are high traffic areas and generally reflect the style and design of either a previous owner or previous era.
Bathrooms and kitchens make the home. This is where personal space and style converge, where all the available choices of tiles and mirrors, vanities, knobs and handles, colours, fixtures, countertops, paint, flooring and lighting come together to make your unique statement. And when those design elements become dated and stale, it might be time to brighten your home with a fresh bathroom renovation.
When beginning your project keep these key factors in mind:
A clean looking and spacious bathroom might require repurposing some floor space from an adjacent area, such as your bedroom, to make the bathroom larger. Consider your needs carefully because determining the basic footprint is the first decision you’ll need to make.
A licensed & skilled plumber will be required to ensure your project is carried out safely, and with appropriate attention to doing it right the first time. Some handymen will try and convince you of their great plumbing skills, but that’s like asking the receptionist at your doctors’ office for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Professionals know how to build it right to help you avoid future problems with leaks, clogged drains, and low-pressure faucets.
Consider why you are renovating your bathroom and keep your goals, intent, and purpose on track to help you make the best investment choices. For example, you may want something for your personal use that’s a little higher-end than what the local housing market has available. That may be great for you, but you need to remain cognizant about overspending if you’re prepping the bathroom as part of a rental space unit, or if you’re intending to sell your home.
Common terms you should know
Here you can see common terms about bathroom renovation service: