Step 1 – The Study of Space:
Space – How much can I have? The next step is to find out more about the space that is available for this new bathroom. Is it restricted to the existing bathroom footprint? Can you remove the linen closet and use that space in a different way? Do you really use the whirlpool tub? Can you use an adjacent closet, a coat closet or part of the adjacent bedroom? Empty nesters may be very willing to give up a bedroom to make a new master bath. Master baths with all the amenities can take up a lot of space in a hurry. Look at all the options. Be creative and think outside the "box".
Now look at the room (s) available. Are there windows that will dictate the design? Is there a finished or unfinished basement below? Is there a crawl space below? How much access is there to the plumbing and electricity and HVAC? What is above? An attic, or a finished room? In a two story home, it is likely that the baths are stacked. Note this and start to think about the waste lines and supply lines (waste lines are by far more important and more difficult to re-configure). What walls do you think the waste lines are coming down? Are the walls thicker than the normal walls in the house?
Other questions to ask yourself are whether the existing configuration is a good one. Does it fit your new needs? Is it safe, efficient, attractive, comfortable, inviting? How much natural light is there?
[Tip: An easy way to get light into a bath with little or no natural light is by using a light tunnel. Velux Sun Tunnel skylight and SolaTube make easy ones to install and they work … Continue Reading
The bathroom is such a cozy place for us. In fact, it has been given the name 'restroom'. Isn't the name perfect! According to me perfectly alright! These days the bathrooms are designed with more meticulousness and people are ready to pay a big amount for it; and why not? One earns to spend the way one wants. Here is a six action process to help you design your 'Home Sweet Home':
Developing Ideas: Before we begin any process, we first of all jot down all the rough ideas that come to our mind. So, if we can get the best of the ideas for other things then why not for designing our bathroom also. So, what are you waiting for? Let us take a piece of paper and a pen to write all the unique and different ideas which rule your mind.
Online 3D Space Planning: Technology is a blessing. It has given us almost every material thing and can help us predict the things better in many ways. One of them is getting the things designed on the system with the help of some software and see how it would look like if finalized. We have software with 3-dimensional impact to plan the design of the bathroom. Space can this way be utilized well as bathroom is comparatively smaller than other rooms.
Researching the Electronic or Print Media: The Internet has become a great source to find out information on every topic. These days it is being used like never before. Everybody is fond of it for various reasons. We have the bathroom design ideas to search for. So, the next step is to make a thorough research on the internet or any other source like a magazine. This is crucial to know the latest trends in the … Continue Reading