How To Design A Bathroom
At one point or another you may want to know how to design a bathroom. When you design a bathroom the most important thing to keep in mind is the size of the bathroom. Use graph paper and draw out the dimensions of the bathroom using each square as a one foot section. The graph paper will help you visualize how things will fit when you design a bathroom.
To design a bathroom, you will need:
- Shower stall/bathtub
- Plumbers tool
- Reciprocating saw
- Green board
- If installing tile: tile saw, tile nippers, mortar, grout, notched trowel, sponge, bucket, spacers
- Ideas. Sketch out each of your ideas on graph paper to design a bathroom. This will give a better idea of how things will look and how much room they will take up. Installing pieces that are too big is a common mistake for homeowner’s that are designing a bathroom.
- Purchasing the things you will need. Once you know the sizes you will need it is time to purchase the things you will need to complete the design of your new bathroom. Don’t forget the small stuff such as: towel bars, toilet paper holders, faucets, etc.
- Removing the old. Start removing the old stuff from the bathroom. Remove anything that you are going to replace or everything if you are doing a complete new design of the bathroom.
- Rebuilding. If doing a complete redesign, first install the sub-floor. Followed by the plastic on the studs to create a vapor barrier and then the green board. To start the rebuilding process you will want to dry fit everything into place before actually installing it. Even the most perfect measurements can be off just a touch and throw a monkey wrench into your plan to design a bathroom. If everything fits well begin the installation according to manufacturer specifications.
- Finishing up. Once all the major bathroom components are in place you will want to add the finishing touches. The towel bars, toilet paper holder, faucets, etc.
- Clean up. To finish your bathroom design you need to clean up. Wash the windows, clean the stickers or tape off the new components, wipe out the sinks, etc. Once the work is done step back and enjoy the completed product and your hard work.