Top Tips for Designing Your New Bathroom
Considering designing a new bathroom? Replace Your Bathroom share their professional top tips on how to get started on planning your new bathroom project. If you don’t fancy designing your bathroom, our expert team can take care of all aspects of your bathroom design for you instead.
Expert Tips on How to Design Your Bathroom
Planning a new bathroom project can be an exciting, yet, daunting prospect for many. To make the process less intimidating, we’ve gathered some top tips to consider when planning your dream bathroom.
Use our expert knowledge to help get your bathroom right first time and when you’ve decided on the perfect design, Replace Your Bathroom can work with you to bring your bathroom together. Careful planning is key to designing your perfect bathroom, so it will pay off in the long run to do your research on what you want and thoroughly design each aspect of the bathroom. If you would rather get some professional guidance or advice on your new bathroom first, contact a member of the Replace Your Bathroom team and we'll be sure to help.
1) Having enough storage
When first considering your new bathroom design, it's easy to overlook how much storage space you may need by focusing on the look of the bathroom. It is crucial that you do take a significant amount of time thinking about how much storage you currently have. Even the little details like where you’re going to put your towels, loo rolls and what accessories you’re going to want and where to put them.
Do you currently have the perfect amount of storage in your bathroom? Maybe you want more storage? Alternatively, do you have too much storage that isn’t being used and is just wasting space? Focus on making better use of unused space. The amount of storage you have will affect the functionality and ease of use, so consider this in the planning process.
Similar to having enough storage, considering the practicality of your bathroom is paramount to ensuring that you can easily use your bathroom. You need to think about how many people will be using the bathroom, how they will be using it and when they will be using it. How many people will be sharing the bathroom will completely change how much space and the facilities you will need. If you are living alone or with one other person a simple bathroom with one shower/ bath should be adequate if you shouldn’t be needing to use it at the same time. However, if a lot of people will be needing to use the bathroom around the same time, you may need to consider getting double basins, with a separate toilet to prevent any potential issues of people continuously not being able to use the bathroom when they want.
You shouldn’t just be thinking about what you want out of your bathroom now, it is helpful to consider how the requirements of your bathroom may change over the years. For example, if you might be growing your family, you should think about what different bathroom requirements this could come with. Making sure your new bathroom is efficient taking into account all of these factors should ensure that it works for everyone that is going to be using it.
3) Wet room or Shower Room
This can be one of the hardest decisions when you’re designing your new bathroom, hence why we’ve created a whole article on this, read our Wet Room vs Shower Room article here. There are many benefits to both wet rooms and shower rooms, so you should take the time to find out about each option to make an informed decision on what you think will work best for you. Shower rooms have been a popular choice in the UK for many years. Shower cubicles and walk-in showers require a less involved installation process making them more cost-effective. Recently, wet rooms have become increasingly popular due to their modern aesthetic and ease of access that doesn’t restrict mobility. Wet rooms are low maintenance and easy to clean with there being fewer fixings to worry about.
Looking at the current layout in your bathroom to highlight what you do and don’t like about it can form your plans for a new layout. If you are already happy with the layout and just want a refresh, then there is no need to change the layout of your new bathroom.
To change the layout you need to know exactly how much space you’re working with by measuring your bathroom carefully, whilst noting the positions of your windows, doors and pipes that are likely to stay the same. Consider how space could be used differently and if there could be more effective places to put your current fixtures.
Deciding what you want to include in your bathroom first will shape your layout. If you want the toilet in the same room as the shower/bath or a separate toilet. Whether you want a bath, shower or both? Choose from freestanding baths, shower baths, over-bath showers or a separate shower. Pedestal basin, console basin or twin basins. Will built in storage or freestanding storage be more efficient for you?
You should also contemplate the positioning of electrical outlets and plumbing placements, putting them where they are best suited. Small fixtures need to be placed where they take up as little space as possible, including toilet holders, radiators and towel racks.
Replace Your Bathroom have over 60 years’ experience in maximising bathroom space and minimising costs to provide clients with the most efficient bathroom layouts.
If you still feel daunted by the prospect of designing your new bathroom, there is no need to worry as Replace Your Bathroom can take care of all aspects of design, product sourcing, removal of existing suites, and complete bathroom installation. We offer fully fitted bathrooms and installation services for your home that are designed around your needs. So, you can relax knowing that our knowledgeable experts are designing you a bathroom matched to your requirements. Why not give us a call today?