Planning your new bathroom design

If you’ve been saving posts on Instagram and browsing the pages of your favourite interior mags, it might be time to start planning a bathroom overhaul. However, it can be a daunting process. Finding the inspiration is the easy part, doing the planning is the tough part. This guide will cover the things you should consider when planning a bathroom design.

Step 1: assess your bathroom needs

Start by thinking about what you want from your bathroom, what is motivating you to overhaul it? Do you want more space? Do you want newer fixtures and fittings? Have you always wanted a freestanding bath? 

Forget about how you currently use your bathroom and instead start thinking about how you would like to use it. Think about hotels, spas or restaurants you have visited and what you liked about them, and then use that to guide your new bathroom design. 

Step 2: measure up

Making a scale plan of your bathroom design is the next natural step. Measure carefully, considering any features that are likely to affect the design possibilities such as windows and chimney breasts.

Cut out the to-scale shape of everything, the toilet, basin, bath and shower enclosure so you can rearrange them to find a layout that worlds for you. Incorporate plenty of spaces in between and consider how it will work with more than one person in the room.

Step 3: Ask the experts

Once you have a better idea of what you are looking for, it could be time to call in the experts. When you know you want a new bathroom, it’s a good idea to call in the experts as soon as possible, bathroom designers are endless sources of information and advice.

Experts will be able to tell you about the latest technology and materials, and they will have a great range of ideas to suit small bathrooms or awkward spaces. Consulting a bathroom expert early on can save you costly design mistakes.

Step 4: choose a layout

Once you’ve taken everything into consideration, your bathroom needs, your measurements, and the advice of experts, it’s time to plan the layout and order your new fittings. Getting the layout right will make the difference between an ‘adequate’ design, and one that ticks all the boxes.

Step 5: get cracking

You’ve got a bathroom design in mind, and you’ve got your new fixtures and fittings, and now it is time to put them all together. You might be doing it yourself or you might be hiring a professional bathroom remodelling companyPLan. Whatever option you go for, you’re almost there.