Quite often, with the hectic lifestyles of most families, more than one bathroom is necessary to prevent irritation and stress when both husband and wife, and perhaps even children need to get ready to leave the home at the same time. Adding a half bath helps, but with careful planning, the same space allocated for a half bath can be utilized for a second small bathroom. This permits more than one family member to bathe at the same time, while a half bath is limited in function. Taking the time to develop a small bathroom floor plan is key to producing a satisfying and useful design. Floor plans do not have to be elaborate undertakings, as a simple sketch that includes certain points will suffice.
Over the past decade, with the popularity of TV shows like Changing Rooms, the trend for old-fashioned bathrooms has seen a real upsurge. A rare gem of an old slipper bath or rusty traditional faucet may be found at a scrap yard or in a skip, but thankfully manufacturers are keeping up with demand with skillfully crafted traditional bathroom products.
Materials. Look for bathroom basins made from quality materials. You don't want anything that will be easily damaged. Scratches can make it look old and dingy so get something that is highly resistant to scratching. This will keep it looking like new for years to come and you will appreciate the way it prolongs the value of your investment.