Brooklyn Heights Glam Apartment
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1. Damage: Damp patches on the wallCause: Dampness causes a lot of damage to brick masonry walls because of the presence of excess moisture that cannot escape. It results in damp patches on the interior or exterior wallsActive water seepage from a leaky pipe of the kitchen or bathroom may be a major source of dampness on the brick wall.Also, during the rains, moisture tends to permeate through the joints and the pores of the brickwork, resulting in dampness in the walls.In case of faulty construction, the mortar binding the brick wall may develop small cracks and allow moisture to pass through.Solution: It is important to identify the source of dampness. A leaky pipe should be immediately repaired. Re-grout the tile joints of the bathroom or kitchen tiles if water seepage is coming from such areas.Damp patches on the internal walls should be rectified by removing all the loose plaster and re-plastering the wall with cement mortar that is mixed with waterproof compounds.How to Prevent and Treat Dampness in Your Home
11. A strip of bold patterned tiles give the illusion of length to the floor. The golden faucets and drawer handles bring a dose of glamour to this small area. And though one tends to avoid bathtubs in tiny bathrooms, this sleek built-in marble tub seems to blend in effortlessly.This story was last published in 2018 on Houzz India. Read more: Solutions to 9 Big Problems in Small Bathrooms8 Ways to a Sensational ShowerTell us: Which of these city bathrooms makes you want to redesign yours? Tell us in Comments below.
AfterOnce Human received approval for the project, he had the space taken down to the masonry walls and concrete floors. Then, he dropped the ceiling down 2½ inches, and had recessed lighting and a recessed shower curtain track installed.At first, the owner was not convinced that dropping the ceiling farther was a good idea in this small area. However, Human explained that adding more light and levelling the ceiling would actually make the small room feel bigger. When the client saw the results, she understood what Human meant.Shapes You may notice that this room is full of right angles, from the floor tile to the bathtub to the vanity. This was intentional. “Our hashtag/motto in our office is #detailsmatter, and this is one of those background details that really pushes the space from an everyday bathroom to a designer bathroom,” Human says. He used square-edged marble on the vanity countertop and bathtub surround, and outlined the floor tiles in black marble. These details, Human says, while simple, help make the overall design elegant.SplurgeBecause the room was small, Human could splurge on more expensive floor tile. He searched for the right statement piece and finally found this design. The tile is made from two types of marble strips that create a tight basket-weave pattern. “Something unique was a must,” he says.Take a look at these tiles that will dazzle your bathroom