Basement Apartment Tour Part Two
How to Design Your Bathroom to be Resistant to Mold and Mildew
We were excited about planning and designing the bathroom to be a great place because bathrooms are very prone to humidity due to the water from showering. So the one way we can minimize the moisture in this bathroom is to install a fan that does 150 cubic feet per minute, which is three times more than the required code for bathroom exhaust fans. Also, on the walls, we added a mold and mildew inhibiting additive to the paint to ensure that these surfaces don’t allow mold and mildew to grow.
Adding a Heat Source in the Bathroom
Basements are inherently colder than the upstairs but especially the bathrooms in the basement, so we added an electric heater as an additional heat source. So when someone comes in to shower, they turn it on, and when they get out, it will be very comfortable.
Moving on from the bathroom, let’s move into the guest bedroom. So the guest bedroom is comfortable because it’s very spacious, and we also made sure to add can lighting; we installed five can lights to disperse the light, so it’s coming from multiple places. The reason for doing that is to help make the basement not feel like a dungeon.
Family Room: Installing Indoor Swings
From the bedroom is the family room, which has accommodating couches and television to sit and visit each other. One thing about this living room is that we had to plan and design the use of indoor swings. So the swings clip into the ceiling, and the little grandkids can play on them very comfortably. So when installing the hooks, we had to be very careful about where the furniture, doors, and how foot traffic through the area would be to ensure the swings were about to be used comfortably.
Lastly is the mechanical room. We added a secondary access door so you can open the door and easily access the reverse osmosis water filters and maintain those.
If you’re considering a basement apartment in your home or want an accessory dwelling unit on your property in Herriman, Utah, request a consultation or call us at (801) 341-9690. We’d love to talk to you and see how we can help you and your family. Thank you for your time, and have an excellent rest of your week.