Learn Rules For Bathroom Design and Code

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No room in the house is as densely packed with services – electricity, water, sewer – as the bathroom. This density can result in a disorganized, inefficient space. At its worst, it can present a danger for the occupants.
Because of this, it pays to know your building code as it relates to bathrooms – before you remodel.

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 developed by an international standards organization for one- and two-family dwellings. Most municipalities in the United States and Canada have adopted this code.
Some of these jurisdictions maintain the code

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Where Can I Learn Home Improvement Skills?

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Dear Lifehacker,
I just moved into my own place! It’s my first home, and I’m excited. However, I know there are repairs I’ll have to do myself, and I have some improvements I’d like to make too. Problem is, I don’t know where to begin. How do I use these tools, and where do I even get them? How do I make sure my work is safe and not damaging my home? Does anyone offer training for new homeowners or something?

Sincerely,
Recovering Renter

Dear Recovering Renter,
Congratulations on your new home! It can be daunting to move into your new home with the understanding that it’s really yours, as in, you’re responsible for not just its maintenance and upkeep, but you can do whatever you want with it as well. The flip side of that though is that if you’ve been renting your whole life, the broadest

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