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August 12, 2017 18:06

Bathroom in the panel house : design , features , the union bathrooms

Bathroom in the panel house
  • Features
  • Association bathrooms
  • Selection of sanitary ware and accessories
  • placement washing machine
  • Design ceiling
  • finishing and color of the walls
  • Equips floor
  • lighting and illumination
  • Tipsdecorating

once typical prefab houses, which began to build up since the beginning of the 60s of the last century, were considered good, which was intended to resolve the existing at that time, serious problems with the number of houses for the population.But now the attitude toward them changed.Besides the fact that these apartments were very modest size, these homes eventually began to deteriorate rapidly and they found a lot of problems caused by the desire to save the Soviet leadership.

course, have their own apartment in the panel house was much more prestigious than a room in a communal apartment.Now, however, the children and grandchildren of those who initially received an apartment in these homes are scratching their heads over how to make them more suitable for a comfortable st

ay.In this article we will talk about how to equip a bathroom in the panel house and what tricks you can resort to the process of resettlement.

Model design of the bathroom in the panel house


The main feature of the bathroom in the flat panel - a small area.If the problem is a small area living rooms and kitchens can be solved by turning the apartment into a sort of studio, then increase the size of the bathroom can only be due to the combination of bathrooms and toilets.

The combined bathroom in the panel house
Bathroom with WC
Option organization of space in the bathroom

Association bathrooms

Regarding whether to make the apartment bathroom with toilet or not, carried out numerous disputes.


arguments against this decision:

  • If multiple people live in the family, use the WC is not so convenient, as if someone one wants to soak in a warm bath with fragrant foam, soonsurely there is someone who urgently need to use the restroom.In addition, when using a joint bathroom in the morning about the bathroom will inevitably create queues.
  • believed that any dismantling of the walls in the building, even if they are not the carrier, reduces its stability and results in more rapid wear of the building.In addition, a need to legalize alterations.Therefore, you will need to obtain a permit for the demolition of the wall, collecting all the necessary papers beforehand.
  • process of demolishing walls though is fast enough is a matter troublesome.You will create a lot of noise, which can escape disgruntled neighbors.In addition, if repairs are carried out only in the bathroom, you will have to work hard to accurately render all excess debris, not throwing dirt in the other rooms.
Combining bathroom and toilet


However, there are also many arguments in favor of this decision:

  • combining two rooms, you end up with more usable space on which you will be more convenient to move freely.
  • you can more carefully plan the bathroom space by resorting to such a reception as zoning.This will help you use a variety of building materials on different sites, the installation of temporary partitions and playing with light.
  • you it will be easier to install plumbing in the bathroom.In addition, you will also install in the bathroom such large vehicles, like a washing machine, or, if you wish, you can put an additional shelf for a variety of cosmetics and detergents.
Option repairs after redevelopment
The ability to install all the necessary plumbing and appliances
Possibility of storage sites

Summarizing, we can say that the union of the bathroom with toilet will be justified only if you live in one / one or a maximum oftogether.

If the area of ​​your bathroom allows you to set it at least a small corner sink and in the bathroom after the installation of the necessary plumbing and directly by the bath or shower, you still have a place for a washing machine, to break the wall is not necessary.

The design of the bathroom without toilet room

Selection of sanitary ware and accessories

Plumbing should match the size of your bathroom.

massive jacuzzi bathtub in a small bathroom will look out of place and will not allow you to install other necessary appliances and home furnishings.

In small bathrooms is to give preference to small-sized plumbing.Corner sinks, showers and toilets will allow to leave more free space in the center of the room.

choice between a bath and a shower, it is better to give preference to the latter. Modern showers much more versatile than a bath.In them you can not only use different types of jets, but also get the opportunity to listen to the radio or even answer the phone.In many shower cubicles, you can not just stand and sit during the adoption of water treatments.If the bathroom will benefit the elderly, in addition to the booth you can put a small chair, which will be convenient to sit.This elderly man does not have to step over high boards standard bath.

Shower in the bathroom in the panel house
Shower with your hands
Shower and mini plumbing in the bathroom

placement washing machine

Almost every family today use a washing machine.

Place a large-sized equipment in a small bathroom is difficult, but possible:

  1. You can place the washing machine under the kitchen sink.To do this you will need to install a hanging shell.
  2. Set washing one side against the wall, and on the other side it has to make a small partition.The resultant top-niche you can take a cabinet or shelves for clothes.
  3. Put the washing machine next to the bathtub or shower.With this arrangement, the waste water from the washing machine can not only merge directly into the sewers, but also directly in the bath or in the booth.This option is suitable for those who use the washing machines and dryers.
Accommodation Option washing machine

Design ceiling

Familiar in such flats painted or whitewashed ceiling in the bathroom depressing.Therefore, from these options is better to refuse.Prefer hinged or suspended ceilings.

Their advantages:

  • They look beautiful;
  • There is a rich variety of color and texture decisions;
  • They are more durable and easier to care for them;
  • They conveniently mounted spotlights - in small bathrooms nowhere is this more true;
  • It is possible to make a mirrored ceiling, which will visually increase the room.

also remember one rule - the ceiling should always be a few shades lighter than the wall in the bathroom.Otherwise, he can visually push and create a depressing mood.

Rack and pinion ceiling in the bathroom
Stretch ceiling in the bathroom
Mirrored ceiling in the bathroom in the panel house

finishing and color of the walls

classic option walls in the bathroom is tiled finish. Bathrooms small size it is really one of the best options.However, we advise you not to stop the choice on any one tile of the same type and use the tiles of different colors or with different patterns from one collection, combined with each other.In addition, it is interesting looks tiles, picked up on the contrast or simulated mosaic.

effect of increasing the visual space by reflective surfaces also applies to wall tiles.

Option finishes in the bathroom in the panel house

If you do not want to mess with tiles for a long time, you may as finishing material of the walls, you can use PVC panel for the bathroom. Choose different colors of panels in DIY stores are also quite large, but certainly much more modest than the choice of ceramic tiles.

In terms of color solutions of the walls is best to stick low-key, light colors.Too bright or too dark colors are visually conceal the already limited space of the room.

Red bathroom
Option walls in the bathroom
Bathroom Design Option room in prefabricated houses

Equips floor

to the floor as best suited tile.

floor tile for the bathroom should be as less slippery.

Since the floor will often fall into the water, you run the risk of slipping at one point and get any injury.That is why many now began to be used for an additional floor wooden panels of durable wood species, which is pleasant to stand barefoot after showering and do not have to be afraid that you are from slips.

Tiled floor in the bathroom

Another suitable material for the floor in the bathroom - it is self-leveling floors. While this option is certainly not cheap, a small area of ​​the bathroom allows too to save on building materials.To your feet were always warm and you do not catch a cold cold winter, in the bathroom is recommended to install underfloor heating system.

The inlet 3D bathroom floor
Self-leveling floor in the bathroom
Underfloor heating in the bathroom

lighting and illumination

As we already mentioned, in a small bathroom is better to use the built-in spotlights. However, there should be as much as possible.The panel houses the windows in the bathrooms are almost never happens.So you have to carefully consider the artificial lighting of the room.

Well, when it is possible to adjust the light intensity using a special dimmer.

If possible install a switch is not present, you can screw the fixtures involving multiple switches, separate bulbs with warm and cold light.The first will accelerate your awakening in the morning, while the latter will help to relax before bedtime.

Lighting in the bathroom

Tips for decorating

The bathroom in the panel house can be a very cozy and comfortable room.

Mirrors in the bathroom
Niches in the bathroom
Unusual compact plumbing in the bathroom

To do this, consider the following points:

  • Use mirrors. The more you have in your bathroom mirror is - so the room will appear larger.You can hang two mirrors facing each other on opposite walls, or to try to make one of the walls of the whole mirror.So you will achieve very interesting effects.In addition, the mirror perfectly reflect light, and therefore, never be too dark in your bathroom.
  • Do niches. Within the walls you can make small holes in which you can hide decorations, additional lighting, if not to use them as additional shelves.
  • Hang curtains instead of glass bathroom doors - so you can save a bit of space, but it will be able to distinguish between.
  • Play with texture and color. As we already mentioned, the design of the bathroom is better to prefer a light, natural shades.With this you can add a couple of bright, large strokes, for example, by making a few asymmetrical contrasting stripes on the walls to look was to catch hold.
  • Use every inch of space. For example, most people are left completely untapped space above the doorway, while it can be filled with small shelves or decorative elements.
  • Replace all the old, cumbersome plumbing a more modern and compact.In particular, pay attention to the suspension model toilet and sink.
  • Use a sliding door instead of the usual. Such doors require less space and, if necessary, they can be a little push to the outside of the bathroom adjacent to her room to the bathroom space is not lost due to the doorway at all.