Stone and Brick Accent Wall Projects

More on how to install brick veneer from ‘DIY Network‘… This is just another take on the same project, using a slightly different product. It’s always a good idea to read instructions from more than one source… You never know when you might come across that one tip that might make a difference in your […]

Accessories in Public Restrooms

SPACE REQUIREMENTS AND REACH RANGES THE STANDARDS DESIGNATE CLEAR FLOOR SPACE to accommodate a single wheelchair of at least 30 inches by 48 inches (760 by 1220mm). The space can be positioned for a forward or parallel approach to restroom elements. A portion of the clear floor space may be located under fixtures, lavatories, or […]

Small or Single Public Restrooms

DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL PUBLIC RESTROOMS AND INDIVIDUAL TOILET ROOMS SMALL PUBLIC RESTROOMS (Figs. 17-19) require one standard 60 inch (1525mm) wide toilet compartment. Minimum 60 inch (1525mm) diameter or T-Shaped turning spaces are also required, as well as an accessible lavatory, restroom accessories, and access aisles that meet 2010 ADA and 2009 ICC/ANSI Standards. […]

Bathroom Interior Elevations

Interior Elevations If there’s a dimension they need and can’t figure it out from the information I’ve provided, they can use another tool other than their scale to get the answer Wall sections are ALWAYS scaled at 3/4″ = 1′-0″ … Continuing on with Details Continuing on with Details

Bathroom Layout Guide.

The graphic below reveals a few interesting tips on how to make a half-bath look bigger, by employing several visual tricks. It also encourages users to add efficiency to a three quarter bath, by avoiding too many elements, as this can clutter things up both visually and physically. Saving space in a full bath is […]

Staircase Terminology

This glossary of staircase related terminology is by no means exhaustive but does detail the most common and basic terms used in staircase construction and balustrading installation. Stair Terminology Baluster/Spindle – the vertical member, plain or decorative, that acts as the infill between the handrail and baserail (or tread if cut string). Balustrading – the […]

Tips for Designing Your Dream Bathroom

Good design rules are not code and they are not required by law. But designing wisely means having a bathroom you will enjoy using. Plus, a well-designed bathroom gives your home added resale value when it comes time to sell. Following Code in the Bathroom The International Residential Code is a model code that was […]