Current codes require either an operable window or an exhaust vent in every bathroom to properly ventilate the space. Also, electrical outlets will need to be installed on a GFI circuit, which provides extra protection against shock in wet areas of the home. These requirements are a consideration for older homes that may not have up-to-code electrical or ventilation systems.
Shown: A ceiling ventilation fan ensures this bath is comfortable and up to code. Several companies, including Broan-NuTone
, offer combination light/fans that can come in handy in a small bath.