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9 simple design tricks to make your bathroom work harder


1. Say goodbye to a separate shower and bath
If you’re planning on renovating your bathroom, a simple way to free up floor space is to ditch the idea of having a separate bath and shower, and work a shower-bath combo into the design instead. This space-enhancing trick will allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds – without compromising on your bathing needs and preferences – whileproviding more room for storage, as well as floor space to move around, too.

When it comes to choosing where to position your shower-bath, it may be easier (and more cost effective) to install a showerhead over your bath, rather than moving it to a completely different spot altogether, as doing so will save you from making extensive changes to your existing plumbing.

2. Install an exhaust fan
Does your bathroom suffer from poor ventilation? Short of ripping out a hole in your wall and fitting a window in its place, the next best thing is to install an exhaust fan in the ceiling. This simple update will help rid your bathroom of fog-inducing steam (the mortal enemy of bathroom mirrors); humid, mildew-producing air; and musty odours, creating a bathroom that’s healthier, safer and easier to clean. Plus, with improved airflow, foggy mirrors will be a thing of the past, which means you won’t have to wipe down or struggle to see yourself in the reflective surface, making your morning and nightly grooming routine more streamlined and a whole lot quicker, too.

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15 simple ways to deal with a small bathroom

You’ve got to get creative to make a small bathroom sparkle. It’s a matter of doing more with less, and finding ways to sneak in extra storage without adding clutter.

While this sounds like a challenge too great for even the space-saving pros among us, it can be done. All you have to do is get organized down to the very detail and put your imagination to the test.

  1.  Eliminate clutter on your shelves with baskets and bins


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Trends in Bathroom Remodeling

Tubs are mostly a thing of the past, at least when it comes to master bathrooms. For families with kids, a tub in the hall bathroom is still a necessity, but in a master bathroom, the tub has become a space-wasting nuisance.

That’s what Jeff Pregman of Two Poor Teachers told me when I met him on Saturday afternoon at the Home and Remodeling Show at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. The exhibit hall was packed with exhibitors showcasing the latest in home renovation.

If you don’t take a bath in your master bathroom, there’s no law in Virginia that says you’ve got to have a tub in there,” Pregman said. “Now, if you have a massive bathroom, it makes sense to have a tub because it looks funny if you don’t. But if it’s a medium-sized bathroom, and it felt cramped in there before, let’s get rid of the tub that you don’t use. Let’s make it a bigger, spa-style shower.”

Bathroom remodels are big business for Two Poor Teachers. Founded in 1999 by two Fairfax County teachers — Ken Nies and Tom Pennell — the Annandale-based full-service residential construction company does about 300 bathrooms, 30 kitchen and 15 basement renovations a year in northern Virginia.

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I asked Jeff if most people were remodeling their homes these days in order to sell them or if they were making the renovations for themselves. He said about 30 percent of the work Two Poor Teachers does are for people who are looking to sell their homes. But he expects that percentage to increase as home prices rise.

Two Poor Teachers doesn’t use subcontractors. They do all their own carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. They take pride in their ability to turnaround their jobs quickly. Pregman boasts that the firm can redo a bathroom in a week or less and a kitchen in two weeks or less.

“We’re not the high high or the low low,” Pregman said. “We want to be in the middle. Our average kitchen project is [$30,000 to $40,000] complete.”

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