Designing a new bathroom may seem complicated, and with so many different aspects to think about from plumbing to tiling and accessories it can feel like a minefield. But with careful planning and some inspiration bathroom design can be made easy. Read this handy guide to help you make your dream bathroom a reality.
Where do I begin?
If you’re new to bathroom design then it’s important to do plenty of research, and be realistic about what you can afford and just what you are capable of with regards to DIY and decorating.
Hiring a professional plumber and electrician is always a good idea to ensure trouble-free use in your new bathroom.
Before buying a new bath, shower, toilet and basin it’s essential to measure the bathroom accurately so it’s easier to choose the most suitable type of products that help make the best use of space. If you’re in need of some inspiration, it’s a great idea to look through home and lifestyle magazines, also why not look around showrooms so you can get more of feel for the look that you want to achieve.
When designing your new bathroom try and get help from friends and family so it doesn’t feel like such a daunting task.
Making a start
Now that you have a good idea of just how you want your new bathroom to look, break down the design jobs into small steps so it doesn’t seem like such a big task. Creating a new bathroom can be time consuming, so think about creating a timetable to get jobs done on time.
Including storage is an essential part of your new bathroom design, whether you install a vanity unit or a mirrored cabinet, having somewhere to keep your toiletries hidden from view ensures your bathroom looks neat and organised.
If you have a small bathroom, choose space saving fittings such as a short projection toilet and a compact basin to make the room feel more spacious. Wall hung items are great too and make the floor much easier to clean.
Finally, don’t forget the finishing touches such as a mirror and accessories to bring the look together.