Plan your project with our simple steps to success
Creating a space that’s both practical and stylish takes careful thought and planning. Which is why, when considering a bathroom project, you should focus on making the most of what you have.
Decide what your priorities are in order to help you choose what will work best. Is it a family bathroom? Does it need a bath? Could you do with extra storage?
Make sure you’re focusing on what works for your lifestyle and think about its current features, what would you keep? Now is the perfect opportunity to design a bathroom around your life and style.
Step 1: Be inspired
Will you want a pop of colour or will you opt for a clean and crisp bathroom with a minimal edge?
It’s time to really do some research and get inspired. Pinterest and Instagram are great places to find that much-needed bathroom inspo. Think about how you want to feel when you step into the bathroom each morning and after a long day.
Step 2: Assess your space
In a typical day, whether you’re queuing for the shower in the morning or planning a leisurely bath, think about the logistics of your bathroom; the space, the layout, and anything you feel it’s currently missing.
Careful planning and preparation will help you stick to your timeline and budget too so the more you plan ahead of the renovation the better. Perhaps your space is a little awkward or cramped? Maybe you want to fit a bathtub in as well as a shower?
To help you get the most from your space why not use our online planning tool at diy.com/planmybathroom?
Step 3: Get technical
Don’t forget to consider any technical issues or constraints you may stumble across.
If you’re reconfiguring the room then make sure you know where the waste pipes are and how the layout might affect the electrics. And you’ll want to seek professional advice when it comes to fitting, heating, electrics, and maybe even tiling. Having the right team makes the world of difference and we’re here make life that little easier for you.
Step 4: Devil is in the detail
Feel like you’ve got a sense for your style and space? Now you can start shopping for the right products. A time to really see your bathroom come to life.
Be sure to include lighting for creating both the right atmosphere but also to help you look your best; task lighting is key! You’ll also want to think about heating, whether that’s underfloor for those cold mornings, towel warmers that are large enough to keep all the family’s towels warm and toasty, and of course don’t forget the savvy storage. Good storage is the real winner in a bathroom and built-in storage versus open shelving is a matter of personal preference.
Creating a bathroom that doesn’t just fit your needs but also enhances your life can seem like a daunting project but we’re here to help you, step by step, achieve a space that evolves as you do.