Diy Bathroom Design
DIY bathroom design may be a challenge if you've never done it before. But DIY bathroom design will ensure that your bathroom fits your own particular needs. DIY bathroom design will also give you the opportunity to work within your own budget, choosing exactly the fittings and fixtures that appeal to you.
The different Steps of you DIY Bathroom Design:
The first step in bathroom design is to plan the layout of the bathroom. Look at the size of the room and decide whether you want a bath and a shower, or just one or the other. You'll need a hand basin or sink, but do you want only one. If the room is big enough you might want to install two, especially if you're sharing the bathroom with a partner or family members. Decide if you're going to locate the toilet or WC in the bathroom, or whether you are going to have a separate toilet. If the toilet is going to be in the bathroom, do you have space for a bidet as well? The next step will be to decide what type of bath, basin, toilet and possibly bidet you are going to install. You also need to decide whether to include bathroom cabinets or other forms of storage in the room.
A good way to accurately plan a bathroom design is to draw the room to scale on graph paper, and then to make same-scale sized templates of each fixture. Draw in the position of doors and windows, and then move the templates around to see what variations are available to you within the space that is available.
There are some basic space requirements, for example you should always leave at least 200 mm or about 8 on either side of a toilet, bidet or basin unit. You need to have at least 600 mm or about 24 (or 2 ft) in front of these fixtures. You should aim for at least 700 mm or about 28 alongside a bath or shower cubicle. If you don?t allow this space the bathroom will be cramped and uncomfortable.
The next important step in your DIY bathroom design project will be to decide what you want to do about the floor and walls. Tiles are a common option for both, although you may decide to limit tiling on the walls to those areas that are commonly splashed, especially next to the bath and shower, and above the basin. You can use a one coat ceiling paint for the ceiling, but if you are going to paint walls, make sure you use a good quality type of paint that will withstand condensation and steam.
Decorative elements are also important in bathroom design, and you will need to think about colour schemes as well as window coverings. Don't forget about lighting either, and remember that because there is water present, you will need a sealed unit. With all this in mind you'll be well on your way to confidently tackling your own DIY bathroom design.