To build a basement bathroom, you need to consider the design, drainage and toilet types. Ask your local building authority about any building restrictions before you start planning for your basement bathroom construction.Continue Reading
The new basement bathroom needs to be as close as possible to the electrical wiring and plumbing. Next, decide if you want a bathtub or a bathtub and shower combination. Keep in mind that basements are chilly. Consider adding a heating system. To avoid moisture, add a ventilation fan.
One of the most important considerations when building a bathroom is the drainage. The plumbing depth should be deep enough. Larger pipes are also ideal for the basement.
There are several toilet systems to choose from including pressure-assisted toilets, up-flushing toilets and composting toilets. You can also choose to install a sewage-ejector system. This type of system sends the pump sewage to the septic tank line. The sewage-ejector systems are either above-ground or below-ground.
Most basements do not have any natural light. This is why adding some strong lights is a good idea. Aside from being waterproof, lights over showers and bathtubs have to be vapor-proof.
Ideal flooring for a basement includes ceramic tile, vinyl tile and laminate flooring. Ceramic tile is durable, installs directly over concrete, and water and humidity don't affect it. Ceramic tile works well on uneven or wavy floors that are less forgiving and is strong enough to provide a barrier against the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold and bacteria.Full Answer >
Digging out for a basement begins with assessing the area slotted for the basement. Determine what you want to dig out and the quantity of soil you want to remove. If you are digging out a basement in an existing building, consider the exit for removing the soil. Remove the dirt, and install treated posts on the ground along the length of the marked area.Full Answer >
Basement Spaces Inc. manages an online database of over 400 basement layouts while Home and Garden Television provides several photo galleries of layouts on its website. Rona Inc. also offers a list of design options for finished basements, as of 2015.Full Answer >
To install faux brick siding, remove nails or screws that protrude from the exterior of the home, and install house wrap and a drainage mat if recommended by the siding manufacturer. Cut the connectors off the right side of a piece of siding, place the siding in the right-hand, bottommost corner of the wall, and secure it with adhesive and screws. Continue adding pieces of siding until the end of the first row.Full Answer >