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Bathroom Remodeling Floorplans

When you're remodeling your bathroom remember that there are no rules that say you can't get creative with your bathroom remodeling project. However, there are certain things you always need to consider when working on your bathroom remodeling floorplans.

The First Step
Decide what sort of bathroom accessories and fixtures you want to include in your new bathroom first. Do you want a bathtub or shower or both? A hand basin? A bidet? A bathroom mirror (with over light or not, with lighting strip or not)? What about bathroom fans, bathroom cabinets (what size and how many), bathroom vanities (one or two), bathroom furniture and/or bathroom storage?

Once you have these details figured out, measure your current bathroom floor and any fixtures that will not be moved or removed. Do your measurements from about one inch above the floor then get ready to draw your first plan.

What to Do
Your first bathroom floor plan should be drawn to scale, naturally. As a rule of thumb, you scale down measurements so that they correspond accordingly. For example, one inch equals one foot and so on. Try to use a graphic paper to draw this scale – this makes things much easier to plan out.

Mark on your bathroom floor plan all of the bathroom fixtures that exist such as hot and cold water outlets, drains, electrical outlets and existing bathroom fans.

Next, cut out paper footprints for each of the new bathroom appliances that you'll want to include. Do take size into consideration but remember that most bathroom accessories are smaller and it's easy to find something that will fit just right.

Having it all Come Together
Place all your scaled footprints of the bathroom fixtures in the positions you desire keeping in mind all the existing fixtures and outlets that you want to stay in the same place. Add or remove whatever you need.

The position of your bathroom window can influence where you want to place your new units. You don't want to install the shower where your window is or do you?

Make sure the areas between existing and new bathroom fixtures are spacious enough so that the objects are not in each other's way, the doors of bathroom cabinets don't bang into the bathroom mirrors, etc.

If you find that you can't fit all of the bathroom units that you want, consider some bathroom remodeling samples that are available through various bathroom remodeling resources (online sources, bathroom remodeling software, major appliances stores). Re-evaluate if you really need all these things in your bathroom or if you can afford to get rid of some of them. Think logically: consult your bathroom remodeling floorplan to see, for example, if you can move your showerhead so that it stands above your bathtub instead of having both a bathtub and a shower in one room.

Once you have your rough bathroom remodeling floorplan ready, think about the wall areas and see if you can mount any of the bathroom accessories onto them. As with the floor, consider how the bathroom accessories will affect each other if their proximity is compromised.