When designing a new bathroom, it can all be quite exciting because you’re in control of how you will live for years to come. On the other hand, it is important to be sensible and get all the basics right before you start worrying about all the little extras. For this reason, we have some simple things to consider so you don’t miss anything major!
Shower v Bath - Firstly, one of the main considerations of your new bathroom will be the age-old debate of whether you should go for a shower or a bath. Whilst a shower might take up less space, will it be practical for what you are trying to achieve? Also, you need to think in the long-run too because installing a shower will save on water and therefore water bills. If you’re lucky, you may be able to have a shower and a bath but consider your options carefully.
Storage - Additionally, storage is also an important factor in your bathroom. Nowadays, you will find a number of fancy designs that allow storage spaces to fit nicely into a corner, under the sink, on the back of the door, on the wall, and near enough anywhere you want it. When planning your bathroom, you need to consider exactly what you plan to store in there before then deciding what option to go with.
Receiving Help - When we do our bathrooms, we often don’t contact a bathroom company until we have decided or until it is time for the installation. However, many companies, like Two Guys, will help you with the design phase as well. This way, you will be exploring more options and you can have expert opinions as to what will work and what won’t work. Sometimes, having an extra voice that has no emotional involvement in the decisions is all you need.
Toilet - If you don’t have a separate room for your toilet, this is perhaps the most important thing to consider of them all. When planning, you may even have to start with the toilet because of how the plumbing is positioned. Once you have this in place, you can then start to add in a shower/bath, storage, and everything else.
Note: This is why a professional designer is handy to have by your side because you can run ideas by them and get an immediate response.
Special Considerations - If you’re getting older or are designing the bathroom for someone who has trouble with mobility, this will also need to enter your thoughts. In this scenario, having a bath with high sides isn't the most useful option.
With these five considerations in mind, you should be set to design your dream bathroom. Whether you need to factor in children, water costs, the position of the toilet, or anything else, you should now have a checklist for what needs to be done. Of course, don’t forget the lighting; what use is a bathroom if you can’t see anything!