How many times a week do you use the bath tub in your master bath?

by Greg Dodge 24. May 2012 12:36

Whether building a new home or remodeling, we spend a lot of money in our master baths. Most of them include a shower and a tub and many other amenities. For how we use the space, is having a shower and tub a wise use of our money? Several years ago we asked the question -

 

"How many times a week do you use the bath tub in your master bath?".

 

We were surprised by the responses. As we are curious about the answer today, we are re-asking the question.

 

Take our poll and let us know how many times a week you use the bath tub in your master bath?

 

 

Please share the poll with your friends and family via facebook and twitter. We will share the responses from our previous poll and the results from this poll in about a month!

 

Tell your your friends and check back!

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Master Bath Design | Poll

Save your back and knees!

by Greg Dodge 9. May 2012 07:40

As I've aged my knees and back seem to be complaining more and more.  You'll be thankful if you look again at your dishwasher placement and the size & height of your toilets in new construction and remodeling.

Van Singel Lake traditional kitchenRaising your dishwasher

Raising the dishwasher has numerous appeals, which all end with "...and your back will thank you!" It may be to add storage under the dishwasher for infrequently needed items. Or, it may be to make the dishwasher more convenient and easier to load and unload for individuals of all ages and abilities.

If a raised dishwasher is in your future plans, think also about what goes atop the dishwasher. Set within an island, the countertop over the dishwasher may be flush with a raised eating bar (unless the entire island work surface has been raised.) Situated the dishwasher against a wall, other options, including additional storage, come more clearly into view.  Raised dishwasher ideas.


Different size bowls

It’s surprising how many people overlook the issue of the toilet size for their home.  Okay, maybe it’s not as fun as selecting lighting fixtures, but comfort is too important of an issue to forget.  As compared with standard round toilets, elongated toilets are about two inches longer, which many adults feel is a more comfortable size.  Petite individuals and children sometimes feel elongated bowls are too big.

 

There’s also the issue of hygiene, and men strongly prefer the elongated toilets.  Finally, consider space.  Some baths are designed with a little “room” within the bathroom for the toilet, and the extra length of the elongated toilet may interrupt the door swing into that toilet space. 

 

See Kohler's Highline Classic Comfort Height Toilet
  

Keep these things in mind and your knees and back with thank you!

 

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Design Trends | Kitchen Design | Master Bath Design