Bathroom fittings and fixtures come in endless shapes and sizes which make accommodating your needs achievable. Dun-slope Its best to start by examining your servicing arrangements, ie where the water and waste pipes are placed as these will define where the main items toilet, wash basin, bath and shower go. Pipes can of course be moved but this can be costly and awkward. Dun-slope If you are building a brand new bathroom then its best to pick an area that can easily access existing drainage e.g. above or below an existing bathroom, Dun-slope toilet or kitchen. En suite bathrooms, which lead directly from the bedroom are a popular choice where another bathroom is available for the rest of the household. Some people with big bedrooms have even gone further and installed a bath or shower enclosure in the bedroom itself – either completely in the open or screened by a low partition wall. If you’re installing a bath, work out where this is going to go first. Dun-slope It’s the largest single fixture so its best to place it first and then fit other items around it. If space is really limited you may have to cut down on the number of fixtures in the room. Substitute a smaller bath or even consider having no bath and just a shower. Have a wide single sink rather than a double sink, Dun-slope don’t install a bidet and suddenly you will free up considerable space. A more modern alternative to a conventional bathroom is a wet room. Dun-slope This is a chic but basic type of bathroom design and requires careful planning and construction. It can work particularly well in a small space as there are relatively few elements to the room. All surfaces floor and walls must be fully waterproofed and the shower head drains directly to a drainage hole in the floor. The floor therefore has to be laid to slope towards the main drain. Many homeowners find that, while they like the convenience that society affords them and their families, that they do not like the lack of privacy that comes with living closely with other families. It can be difficult to effect changes in a place that is already built or where local zoning laws have to be circumnavigated before one can put up a fence. Plants are an effective solution to many privacy woes and here’s some ideas that you can use to put them to work for you. Another method of gaining some separation from the outside world is a hedge. Hedges can be cultivated to grow quite tall, but even a lower hedge can prevent people and animals from wandering easily into your space. They also can provide some natural light while still forming a barrier. Many different plants can be used to create hedges; people who want quick privacy might naturally gravitate toward the faster-growing varieties, but the celerity of growth also means more frequent pruning to keep the hedge looking good. Bamboo is a plant that may not come immediately to mind when thinking of ornamental grasses, but it is a fast growing grass that can be used to create an unusual barrier. Be sure to look for “clumping” bamboo, as the “running” version will try to “run” away and grow in every available area around the original planting. Some people use barriers to prevent inadvertent colonization. Trellis plants, like ivy, can be used to cover up places on a fence or standing structure without seeming artificial or garish. If managed properly, they can even provide a green curtain in front of windows that can be hung in front or tied back as inclination dictates. Climbing roses can provide a sharp deterrent to not-so-casual onlookers. Plants require regular maintenance, both to look good and to stay healthy. Depending on the type of plant, they may be expensive or difficult to procure. Some plants require special treatment, either to stay healthy or to keep the area looking tidy. If the maintenance isn’t an issue, especially if gardening is a passion of yours, then this could be an ideal way to gain a little bit more privacy out-of-doors as well as in.