Bathroom Design Essentials - What You Should Consider When Designing, Building and Renovating Your Ultimate Bathroom - Part 1
Bathrooms are expensive to build, and costly to change should you decide to modify them later. It's therefore essential to get the design of your bathroom right before construction starts. A good bathroom can be a valuable addition to your home. Unfortunately, frequently bathrooms are poorly designed, they don’t take account of your family’s needs (or future needs) and they're squeezed into the available space.
Designing a good bathroom is a balance between your available budget, your needs, functionality, what's practically possible (which is often dictated by the location of existing wastewater pipes or the connections to the town sewer system), the available space, and your wish list for the ultimate bathroom. But, even the most expensive bathroom, including all your wish-list items could end up being impractical and a bathroom that you end up hating, if it's not planned properly. By the same token, a well thought out and planned bathroom, that's practical and functional, which doesn't break your budget, can add value to your home and be a bathroom that you and your family enjoy using everyday.
In designing a bathroom it’s important to consider what should be included, the location and size of windows and the location of doors. Bathroom suppliers can often create 3-D drawings for you which help you better understand what your finished bathroom will look like.
The design of your bathroom should consider the following:
For more valuable tips and advice read: Build and Renovate Your Home With Your Eyes Wide Open.
This is an extract from: 'Build and Renovate Your Home With Your Eyes Wide Open' by Paul Netscher. Available in paper or eBook from Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon CA, Amazon AU and all online bookstores. To read more
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I’m a construction professional, author of several successful construction management books, and a home owner. I’ve made mistakes in construction management, I’ve seen others make mistakes, but importantly I’ve had multiple successful construction projects and I’ve learned from the mistakes. I want to share these lessons and my knowledge with you.