Many do-it-yourself dorm room plans include a guest bathroom for the resident, which is a great idea. The guest bathroom can be as basic or extravagant as you choose, but all you really need to know is how to handle the plumbing.
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The layout of the bathroom is crucial. It’s important to consider each room so that you are able to choose the room that will most effectively work with the plumbing system. If you are using an electric water heater, the layout will also have to include a hot tub, and if you choose to use the central air then it is important to allow ample space for the units. Then you have to decide what size bathroom you want. Some rooms have walls that are one foot thick while others are quite thin.
When looking at the space, you want to decide if you want to cut corners. There are many deals on the internet which allow you to cut costs and still be able to put up an efficient unit. Most duct work will not require any special materials or expertise. You can make the duct work yourself in some cases, but if you choose to hire a professional to make sure the professional is licensed. Be sure to ask them if they will allow you to cut corners with regards to the project.
The next part of the bathroom plan is to determine the size of the bathtub. Some layouts will only allow you to have a two by two area while others will allow you to get an entire tub. What you need to consider here is the size of the shower and the plumbing needed for your needs. Many times the space for a tub that you would have been able to fit into the layout is used for another room. If you have the space for the tub, the plumbing can then take care of itself.
A safety hazard when building such a room is that of people being able to jump out of the tub, especially the kids. You might even be able to get a railing installed that would prevent this from happening. At the same time, be sure that you have enough wall space to hold all of the equipment. Some floors might not support the pipes of your shower or tub, and you might have to cut corners here.
Finally, when it comes to the kitchen area, the layout must have an open plan. If you choose to add cabinets, you will need to have adequate space for them. The cabinets themselves should have enough space to store other items, like kitchenware. If the cabinets don’t have enough room, there is always the option of using a storage unit.
There is no big disadvantage in designing a good DIY dorm room. Whether you opt for a simple basic layout, or a more elaborate plan with full amenities, you will be pleased with the result.