Essentials when planning your new bathroom
Firstly measuring the room and considering the layout of pipe work is essential, this may include the situating of ducting or boxing. It is definitely advisable to ask a specialist bathroom planner and designer to help. They will be able to advise on the feasibility of moving and pipework to create more space or relocate things as you wish. The location of the soil vent pipe is a dominating factor as this will influence where you can situate your WC.
Heating is also an essential consideration, whether it be a normal radiator, or a luxurious heated towel rail, you may even opt for under floor heating.
Natural light and any other lighting requirements are also important to consider in creating the perfect atmosphere in your bathroom.
The main usage of your bathroom will also depend on your bathroom choices. For a private en-suite bathroom you may have different considerations to those of planning a family practical bathroom, where for example extra storage may be needed.
You will want to consider the style of the new bathroom, colour and accessories. You may choose a contemporary wet-room, a lavish stand-alone bath, a jacuzzi, or even a frame less shower enclosure. The choices are versatile and endless. Spend the time browsing catalogues, brochures and magazines. Local showrooms will help inspire you and help you collect together your ideas.
Designing your new bathroom
A professional bathroom installation specialist, will be able to help you collect together your ideas combining your ideas on style and the practical considerations, to form a realistic idea of how your new bathroom will look when completed, including your storage needs. A computer design will give you the best idea of how your ideas will work together.
Installing your new bathroom
Once the final plan has been decided upon, you can then decide whether to use a specialist company to manage the entire project, alternatively you may decide to plan it separately and source the materials and sanitary wear yourself and employ your own plumbers, electricians and tilers to install them for you.