Bathroom Floor Plans And Bathroom Layout
Once you have your bathroom remodeling first stage done-planning the look, figuring out the utility of the room, figuring out the costs-you need to design a bathroom floor plan or a bathroom layout.
If they are available, you can just use your blueprints, otherwise you’ll need to draw yourself a detailed layout. To draw a layout, use graph paper with a grid of four squares per inch and sketch the plan as if seen from above, from a bird’s eye view. The dimensions have to fit to scale, for example a foot equals an inch. You may also want to contact a plumber to make sure your new layout won't cause any problem with your plumbing.
In your layout you will need to have the following:
- Windows, doors and other details pertaining to the walls.
- Sink(s), toilet, bathtub/shower, cabinets – width and length.
- Distances between wall and the fixtures, for example, a distance from the sink to the wall which it is facing.
- Location of all of the electrical outlets and the lighting fixtures.
After your drawing is complete, please mark all of the dimensions to see what you have to work with to make your bathroom remodeling as efficient as possible.
Next, you’ll need to decide on the fixtures and if expansion (or removal) is possible. For example, a regular bathtub is about 60" long, 30" wide and about 18" deep. If you’re hoping to install something that is more comfortable, you need to look at your layout and see if this is possible. Consider going up to nice, soaking bathtubs that are more than 36" deep, more than 120" long and as wide. The general consensus is that a comfortable bathtub means that you get to stretch in it and relax. Another general consensus is that it’s much more fun to take a bath with someone else. Depending on how advanced your rubber duckie play gets, you may want to consider a bathtub that will fit two active adults, comfortably.
When you know exactly what sort of fixtures you want in your bathroom, you’ll need to make a trip to a store and measure all of the outside dimensions. Or, see if you can find an online catalogue. Once you have all the numbers you can start sketching your new bathroom fixtures. Again, follow up with the scale: one foot equals one inch, etc.
Then cut out cardboard templates of all of your fixtures and lay them over the floor plan of your existing bathroom, note the distances and locations (especially of the fixtures that won’t or can’t be moved) and start making changes.
Your next drawing will start by positioning the new bathtub, towel rack, followed by sink (or vanity cabinet with sink installed in it), toilet (it is better if it’s as far away from door as possible) and if your space allows it, storage cabinets or any decorative accents such as chairs or a table.