BATHROOM SCREEN (part 1)
When arranging a bathroom, it is important to pay attention to literally every little thing. So many decide to install a screen under the bath, which will perform several functions at once. The easiest way to buy a finished screen. However, if you are striving for individuality, then it is worth considering options for how to make a screen for a bathtub with your own hands. In this case, it will turn out to make the design of the bathtub based on your needs, and not patterns.
The screen under the bath is a special protective fence, for which you can hide detergents and other important accessories. Behind it, you can successfully mask such communications as sewage, water and heating pipes. That is, such a structure carries an aesthetic load.
Consider its positive aspects:
Functionality. From prying eyes you can hide inventory, cosmetics, household chemicals and more.
Practicality. Although the water and sewer pipes are hidden, they have easy access, as there are inspection windows.
Aesthetics. When decorating the bathroom, the screen under the bath will hide everything that spoils the appearance.
Easy to install. If you buy a finished screen, then it is very easy to assemble. It is also quite capable of making a screen on its own.
Profitability. Often from the remnants of building materials, you can make a screen under the bath. In this case, you don’t need to buy anything at all, except for the individual elements.
Security. If you have small children, it is important that household chemicals are hidden.
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So, there are 3 main functions that the screen performs under the bathroom:
WHAT TO MAKE
Fortunately, today you can use a variety of building materials to make bath screens. For example, it could be:
ceramic tiles and more.
In addition, the screens can have different types, namely deaf, with one door or with a special niche for the legs and a sliding screen. Thanks to this choice, it is really possible to make the bathtub lining beautiful and unusual.
Now consider a few original ideas on how to make your own screen for a bath.
Due to the presence of a special coating, MDF panels are an excellent material for finishing work in the bathroom. They have a fairly high resistance to moisture. The structure of the panels is dense, and the plates themselves are qualitatively saturated with a special composition that prevents the formation of mold and fungus. It is also worth noting that there is a wide variety of textures and colors of coatings.
As for the manufacture of a screen for a bath, the basis is the principle of assembly of kitchen furniture. So, the manufacturing process is as follows:
From wooden blocks it is necessary to mount a frame. To do this, fasten the beam to the wall and floor with dowels.
Between themselves the bars are connected by corners.
Be sure to consider the availability of access to plumbing nodes for their maintenance. Perhaps some part of the frame will be available for opening. To do this, you can set the guides along which the doors will open.
The finished frame is sheathed with MDF boards. They must first be cut to size.
Design the frame itself so that when installing MDF panels do not protrude beyond the bathtub. Otherwise, the finish will look ugly. Plus, splashes of water falling on the end of the panel will gradually destroy it. In this case, no impregnation will even help.