In my second video about my beige bathroom, I talk about four features that I particularly like and which turned out well. Example #1: I continue to be the number-one fan of putting a diverter in the shower that you can use to send water to either the shower head or the handheld shower. Note how in this bathroom, my handheld is lined up perfectly (on the horizontal) with the diverter. For sure plan for this when you are having the plumber do the pipes — it is so nice to have everything line up nicely. Another terrific feature … of this bathroom is that I took advantage of a 8″ wall depth and created a nice, deep built-in storage cabinet. As I recall, we had to kind of fuss with the framing inside the wall — but it was not too hard, didn’t take to long. I centered the box above where the toilet would be. I was careful about how the lines of the storage cabinet (including trim) lined up with the top lines of the window and medicine cabinet, which are nearby. In general, let me tell you: I had to sweat every detail of such placement issues in this bathroom because it was so small. This is often true in bathrooms — they require a lot of function, but in a very small space. Which makes it all the more important to labor over the details… Think all the details through very very carefully before you get started. In this regard, I hope these video are helping. Please also see my frightening story: 84 costs (decisions, really) to consider when you are planning a bathroom remodel.
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