Small Bathroom Design

Bathroom Design Plans

Forming a bathroom design plan is the first step to creating your dream bathroom. It'll help you get started and allow you to completely envision the finished bathroom. You'll also be able to set up a budget and stick to it, ensuring that you don't spend more than you wish on your design or remodel. Making a plan even helps you find problems before they arise.

The first step in your plan should be to inspire yourself. Read home improvement magazines and articles and check out the Internet, finding home decorating websites that have large collections of galleries and advice. Decide what you'd love your bathroom to look like and what you'd love to see in it.

Next, use design software or graph paper to build a design plan. Make sure you use accurate measurements so you can fit everything in. Design software is great for this because it has thousands of options pre loaded. You simply input your room measurements and decide what you'd like. You can usually choose from thousands of pieces of furniture, bathtub or shower styles, tile, flooring, and wall color. This step is important because it helps you sketch out what you'd like and gives you an idea of the final result.

Now you need to set up a budget. Include costs for electricians, plumbers and contractors for any work you're not doing yourself. Consider the cost of all the features you want. Can you afford the walk in shower? What about the marble counter tops? Think about what's most important and rearrange your design plan accordingly.

The best part is next; it's time to start searching for the items you'd like to purchase. Here's when you can look through merchandise at stores, search online and visit warehouses to pick the styles and items you want most. Shop around to get the best price and go to specialty stores for certain items, like granite or marble counter tops. Take a list with you to be sure you get everything you want.

The only thing left in your plan at this point is to hire the contractors and arrange for the work to be done. This can be the most stressful part, other than the work itself. Try to remember the dream bathroom that will come of it all and relax; a couple of week's work at most and you'll be relaxing in your new bathroom in no time. Just remember the importance of a design plan, which will help you stay on track and get the job done right.