Plan your project with our simple steps to success
If you’ve taken the plunge and decided it’s time for a brand-new bathroom we suggest you take some time and plan your project. When there’s so much great choice, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so we’ve put together this helpful guide to help you organise your bathroom renovation plans.
The measurements of your bathroom will be the basis of your design. It’s important these are accurate, so we’ve created a handy guide you can download below to help you out.
Getting a good grip on the shape of your room is a good way to choose fittings which will optimise the use of the space you have available.
Deciding what your priorities are will help you when choosing which products to purchase. For example, if you’re designing a family bathroom you might want to focus on a bath, or if it’s an ensuite you’re after, you might consider a wet room instead.
Think about who will be using the bathroom and what their requirements are. Do you have a large family who need a lot of storage? Or are you always on the go and want to make the most of your morning shower? You’ll want a bathroom design that accommodates the needs of your household.
Our huge range of bathroom fittings means you’ll always find something to suit your style at B&Q. if you’re not sure what look you want to do for, you could browse our bathrooms Pinterest board for some inspiration. Think about how you want to feel when you’re using your bathroom, would you like a relaxing spa-like ambiance, or an energising space to set you up for the day?
Are you a fan of modern chrome, or do you want to show off your personality with a splash of colour? Browsing magazines, webpages or blogs will give you’re a good source of ideas or try browsing our range online to see what style of products you’re drawn to.
Plan My Bathroom is a great online tool which allows you to create your bespoke bathroom layout, add products, and take a virtual tour with 360-degree views of your bathroom.
If you have an awkward space to fill, or you’ve got a smaller bathroom to revamp, you’ll be able to get a good idea of which fittings to place where to get the most from your floor plan.
If you need some extra design advice, you can always book an appointment to chat with a colleague in store.
Don’t forget to factor lighting into your design. Lighting can impact your bathroom in different ways, from creating the right atmosphere to helping with everyday tasks.
For example, if you plan to use your bathroom as a place where people can do their hair, makeup and general pampering then consider illuminated mirrors. These clever space-savers are wall-mounted mirrors that include either integrated or attached lamps.
There are more innovative solutions you might not have thought of that can add a lot to your bathroom too, such as lights inside cabinets, making it easier to rummage for toiletries or medicines.
Shopping for a bathroom light is a little bit different to choosing one for living rooms, bedrooms and other living spaces. The amount of steam and moisture in bathrooms means that any light fittings must be appropriately water-resistant. Make sure you read our guide before you start choosing your lights.BATHROOM LIGHTING ZONES & REGULATIONS
Everyone wants a warm and welcoming bathroom, so it’s a good idea to think about heating right at the start of your project. Underfloor heating might sound like a lot of work, but we have a range of easy to fit systems for all budgets that means it’s possible for everyone to enjoy toasty toes. Underfloor heating is a great way to save space too, as you won’t need to give up any precious room to accommodate a radiator.
Another thing to consider is a towel warmer and we’ve got a huge range with styles to fit in all bathrooms. If you have a smaller bathroom, a towel radiator is often enough to heat the whole space, as well as giving you blissful warm towels to enjoy.
Ventilation should sit high on your priority list when renovating your bathroom. The nature of the room means there’s a lot of heat and moisture in the air, which, if not properly ventilated, will lead to mould and damp.
An extractor fan can help keep the air inside a room cleaner, it’s easy to fit, and is available with timers to avoid wasting energy. Extractor fans with light fixtures are also available to disguise the fan, making it less obvious.