Why remodel your bathroom for 2 instead of 1 in New Albany & Gahanna, Ohio
According to Houzz, seventy-five percent split master bathrooms between two people, most likely married couples. Roommates, guests, and children may also share the master bathroom. Since it is tough fighting for counter space, consider adjusting the area so it handles more than one person. After all, forty percent of renovators get that request from clients. Additionally, larger two-person bathrooms make sharing easier. Two reasons support this.
A two-person bathroom provides comfort and privacy one-person bathrooms can’t. Personal space is a freeing experience, and butting heads with others over the sink, countertop space, showering, or toilet use is anything but freeing. Some instances require privacy and need to remain private. Privacy won’t happen with the current state.
No collision course
Two people inside bathrooms made for one person is a tight squeeze. Moving in and out promptly is difficult due to possible bumping accidents and the stress coming after that. Two-person bathrooms provide elbow room to move around freely. Remodel the one-person space to fit two people so there’s no collision course. The cramped, pushing and pulling atmosphere will drive anyone crazy.
Now for the hard part
One-person bathrooms are not easy to remodel. If extra space permits, widen the walkway with recessed storage. If a spare wall near the bathroom exists, knock the wall down and increase square footage. Rearrange the layout to accommodate a two-person shower, a tub, and small vanity installation. Rearranging the layout, adding two sinks, and widening the area is impossible for smaller bathrooms. Therefore, homeowners must be creative to accommodate two people. The most requested a two-person addition, according to Houzz, is double sinks (66 percent). Double sinks signify two occupants without further adjustments. Other great additions are a dual shower design (21 percent) and dual tub design (20 percent).
A nifty idea is dividing the area into two, creating two smaller bathrooms. A walled-off private area creation for a certain function is fantastic. Houzz mentions the most requested walled-off renovations are showers (47 percent), toilets (46 percent), and vanities (27 percent). The “master feel” leaves but the privacy and freedom remain.
In conclusion, a full renovation is great if the finances are in abundance. Select between dividing the space and widening it. However, most bathrooms will benefit from one significant investment (double sinks, two-person shower, etc.) if finances are tight. The benefits outweigh the remodeling hassle regardless of the decision made.