Step 1. Determine what you need in your bathroom
Identify your goals for the space next. Do you want something that will invigorate and energize you, or is a haven you want to escape to? You will have to choose fixtures, fittings and a color scheme based on this. Most people have uncompromisable luxury features of their bathroom such as a heated floor feature.
Step 2. Take measurements of your space
The dimensions of windows, chimney breasts, and doors, which are likely to affect the design, should be measured carefully. Especially curbless showers. In addition to maximizing space, curbless showers add visual appeal. Because curbless showers create an open feeling in a small space, they are ideal for smaller spaces. Another way to utilize a small space is to combine the shower and bathtub together and get a shower and tub.
Rearrange everything to your liking until you find a layout you like. Cut out to-scale shapes of everything, such as toilets, basins,showers and tubs. Think about how the room will work with more than one person in it at the same time by incorporating plenty of space between the elements.
Step 3. Choose a layout
Your bathroom layout plays a major role in whether you end up with a functional or an impressive design. It is important not to change a layout just for the sake of changing it. If it works well for you, keep it. As a result, it is a much more affordable option as opposed to moving waste and water pipes.
Step 4. Inspiration is everywhere
A quick way to get a refresh is to replace furniture, flooring and tiles as well as paint the . Considering making small but effective changes to your layout could be a good idea if it isn’t quite right. Space can be gained by rehanging doors or installing sliding ones, for example.
The earlier you choose your style, the narrower the choice of fittings will be. There are three main styles to choose from: period style, classic style and contemporary style. Find out what friends who have completed similar projects love about their new bathrooms, as well as the pitfalls and problems they encountered in the process.
Step 5. Think realistically about your space
There is no point pinning ideas of his and hers sinks and a big walk in shower if you know the space won’t be able to take it. Make sure not to overcrowd your room with fittings (this will only make it look smaller) and focus on products that utilize your square meters effectively, such as wet-room showers or Japanese-style square tubs.
Step 6. Some forget to ventilate
When planning a bathroom, people overlook ventilation, only to regret it later. The condensation in a bathroom can damage furniture, so it’s crucial to protect it. An open window alone is not enough. Getting an extractor fan installed by your electrician separately from your lighting is a good choice, so you can control when it’s on and off.
Step 7. Factor in storage
To have a successful bathroom, you need more storage – and no, a simple glass shelf won’t do! Any kind of storage unit, along with a substantial vanity with extra towels, is a smart purchase. It is possible to store products in mirrored cabinets, as well as charge toothbrushes and electric razors. Mirrored cabinets tend to open up the room giving it an airy feel. Also, if you install cabinets in the walls, you can store bottles discreetly when taking a shower.
Step 8. Lighting is everything
Bright lights flashing on in the middle of the night are uncomfortable for someone taking a trip to the bathroom, or for someone sleeping next door. It is a good idea to have different levels of lighting. Then, if you’re going to the bathroom late at night, you can turn on the low level lighting without waking anyone up! In some cases, the lighting could be controlled by motion sensors, so there would be no need to search for light switches.
Step 9. Establish a budget
Make your budget realistic. Unless you take all aspects of bathroom design into consideration, you can easily overspend, from plumbing to electrical work to tiling and decorating. Having a budget is also important if you plan to sell your house in the future. As a general rule, you should not invest more than you are likely to recoup from the investment. Don’t forget to budget for practical considerations as well. If you plan to take a rainfall shower, you may need a larger water tank, and a water softener can help prevent limescale buildup.