How do I plan my new bathroom?

Posted on 23 January 2023

Are you thinking of remodelling your bathroom? If so, it’s important to spend some time getting it right. The bathroom is no longer simply a practical space where we wash and get ready for the day – it should be a tranquil haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. At Quality Bathrooms, we specialise in designing and installing incredible bathrooms in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Lincoln, turning our customers’ visions into reality time and time again. If you’re wondering “How do I plan my new bathroom?”, read on. 

5 top tips for planning your dream bathroom 

Even though bathrooms tend to be one of the smallest rooms within the home, they’re one of the most important. Not only is it the room where you can be alone with your thoughts and really switch off but when it’s designed to a high standard, it can provide a well-deserved rest for mind and body. If your current bathroom isn’t meeting your needs, remodelling it is a great option. Keep reading to get the answer to “How do I plan my new bathroom?”

Consider your needs carefully

Whilst your mind might be running wild with images of huge freestanding baths, rainforest showers and chandeliers right now, it’s important to sit down and think carefully about what you need in your bathroom. Firstly, consider who will be using the room. An ensuite for two of you will be quite different from a family bathroom that needs a bathroom and sufficient storage for toys. Likewise, a spa-like sanctuary for rest and recuperation will be unique to a guest bathroom which needs only a shower and toilet. Thinking about who will use the bathroom and how it will be used will help to determine the fixtures and fittings you choose.

Measure up your space 

Once you know how you will use your bathroom, it’s time to get your tape measure out and create a scale plan of the room. Measure up the space carefully, ensuring the dimensions are accurate. You should also include any features that will impact the design, such as windows, doors and chimney breasts. Cut out shapes of all the fixtures and fittings and rearrange them on the plan until you find a layout that works well. 

Do be realistic with the space. Even though you might be dreaming of his and hers sinks or a huge rolltop bath, there’s little point if they won’t comfortably fit. Don’t try to cram in fittings as they will make the room feel cluttered and make it so you can’t move around comfortably.   

Get inspiration

You may already have an idea of what you want your new bathroom to look and feel like. However, if you don’t, now is the time to seek out inspiration. Choosing your style early will help you to narrow down the choice of fixtures and fittings to consider. You could browse interior design magazines and websites to find bathroom designs that appeal to you. 

A good idea is to check out the websites of hotels for looks you love. Hotel bathrooms are a fantastic source of inspiration, particularly as they tend to incorporate a lot of different elements into a compact space. You may want to consider creating a mood board when gathering ideas for your new bathroom. This can help you express your vision to bathroom designers and installers.  

Ask the experts 

When it comes to planning your new bathroom, it’s a good idea to seek out expert advice. Remodelling your bathroom can be a challenging task, especially if you need to change the layout or carry out plumbing or electrical work. We recommend visiting a local bathroom showroom and consulting with bathroom designers who will be able to advise you. As well as providing you with ideas on how to achieve your perfect bathroom, they can also offer information on the latest materials and new technology you may want to incorporate into the space. 

Ensuites In ScunthorpeSet a budget 

There’s no getting around the fact that remodelling your bathroom can be an expensive endeavour. According to Checkatrade, the UK average bathroom remodel costs around £4,500. Although, this can obviously be much more or less depending on the extent and standard of the remodelling work. When planning your bathroom, it’s important to ensure you don’t spend more than you can realistically afford. This means setting a budget and sticking to it throughout the process. Tell your bathroom company how much you want to spend on your new bathroom when you first get in touch. 

Bathrooms in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Lincoln 

When it comes to planning a new bathroom, it makes sense to consult with an experienced bathroom fitter. At Quality Bathrooms, we have installed hundreds of bathrooms in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Lincoln over the years, becoming renowned not just for our professionalism and reliability but our affordability too. 

We can install fixtures and fittings from the industry’s leading manufacturers, carrying out the work to the highest possible standards. We can take care of everything, from the plumbing and tiling to electrical work, providing an incredibly efficient service. Whether you want a stylish ensuite, a big family bathroom or a spa bathroom tailor-made for relaxation, we can assist. 

Contact us 

“How do I plan my new bathroom?” is one of the most common questions we get asked here at Quality Bathrooms. Many people would love to remodel their bathrooms but often aren’t quite sure how or where to start. To discuss your dream bathroom with one of our team, call us on 01724 375 019. Alternatively, send us a message via our website and we will get back to you as quickly as we can with the answers to your questions.

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