In many countries it is sometimes mandatory for bathrooms to be divided into parts. One part contains a separate toilet, sometimes along with a basin. Other parts of a bathroom are constructed in such a way that there is a small partition laid down. This kind of construction is most common in the Commonwealth countries. Nowadays the same trend is being followed in other countries. It is very common that bathrooms contain no lavatory. In this way bathroom remodeling is being done even in those cases where bathrooms were built in combined form.
There are various trends being followed in different countries regarding restroom construction. For example, in the United States, there is a general trend make master bathrooms. This restroom is named so because it is adjoined to the master bedroom. The construction of this restroom is planned in such a way that it portrays the picture of a complete bathroom. There are four plumbing fixtures present in this kind of bathroom remodeling. These fixtures are made for bath tubs, showers, toilets, and sinks. In addition to the master bathroom, there is also another kind of construction.
This is called a half bathroom. It is built in such a way that it contains only a toilet and sink. Another category of restroom is called the Three fourth restroom. In this type, a toilet along with sink and shower is provided. However, these terms and designations are not strictly applied to these types of bathroom constructions. In fact, the terms used for different bathroom remodeling types vary from market to market. For instance, there are some markets in the United States where the term full bath is used for a toilet, sink, and shower. Not having uniformity in use of terms and definitions for various bathroom types has led to confusion and discrepancies in advertised and actual bathrooms.
Most often the confusions arise while listing and advertising the number of bathrooms in real estate listings. Another complication arises in the case of notations of bathrooms during the listing procedure. There are several methods devised for noting the number and sizes of bathrooms within a house. Among these, there are two which are currently available and most common. One method is counting a half restroom in decimal figures, for example as 0.5. Another comparatively recent method has evolved which shows the number of full bathrooms on the left side of the decimal and half bathrooms on the other side. An illustration of this is 2.1, where it indicates that there are two full bathrooms and one half restroom. Such designations make restroom remodeling comparatively easier.
The design and remodeling of bathrooms require another consideration – the use of hot and cold water in significant quantities. Bathroom remodeling should be done in such a way that it ensures the adequate and sufficient supply of both cold and hot water at the same time. There are various ways a restroom can be remodeled and one of these is the decoration of the restroom. Decoration of a bathroom can be a challenge. The first prerequisite in this case is that all the walls, ceiling, floors and coverings of a bathroom should be waterproof. They should also be made from material that can be easily cleaned and washed. In this case the materials commonly used in bathroom remodeling practices are ceramic or glass, as well as smooth plastic materials. Sometimes bathroom carpets and water resistant mats are also used to cover the floor partially.