Identifying What You Need
Before starting a bathroom renovation project, you must first evaluate your bath space and current state of affairs. There are a couple questions you must ask yourself when rating your lavatory to decide if you should go ahead with the renovation project.
Remember, the more time you spend evaluating your bath environment and its usage and identifying your needs and desires, the more likely your bath transformation venture will be successful.
It’s important to take note of the spatial elements in your lavatory you are satisfied with and weigh those against those you have evaluated need your attention or improvement.
Basically you are making a list of the things you like about your current lavatory and the things you would like to change when planning and evaluating the space for your new bathroom.
Does the Rooms Proportions Really Matter?
Is your current lavatory big enough? Whose really is anyway? This is probably the most commonly asked question when appraising your bathing area for remodeling.
If it’s not big enough, is there some way you can extend your bath space or perhaps move it into another room such as a spare bedroom that your siblings have left behind when they moved on to college and no longer need?
Of course adding more room to your present lavatory square footage will be pricier than remodeling your current enclosure.
Arrangement Vs Functionality
What about the existing layout of your bathing chamber? Can your fixtures be better arranged to take advantage of your limited space? When considering your bath for upgrades, do some research on the fixtures you’re thinking of getting so you have a good idea of just how much space you can save.
A well-designed bathroom offers a good balance of function and aesthetics and these will all depend upon how your unique family uses the facility. Small rooms can still hold exceptional bathing spaces if they are planned to make the most of every inch of the available chamber.
And remember that if your current lavatory work space can’t be reconfigured to meet your family’s needs then dressing it up with new fixtures still won’t solve your problem for more room.
When evaluating your bathroom space for renovations, remember small bathing spaces can be designed to better utilize the surface area with wall hung fixtures, combination units and corner fixtures.
Determining the Size of Your Fixtures
Setting the fixtures against the walls of a small grooming space leaves plenty of workable space in the middle of the room for users to utilize. A medium sized privy needless to say can be adorned with larger more elegant fixtures and greater architectural details to create a spatially inviting and comfortable bath environment.
Dividing your bathroom into usage zones can also help to better utilize the space. The ultimate space for your bath would be to have a large grooming area where you could provide your family with every possible luxury on the market.
Assessing Layout Options
Opening up your bath layout called a wet room is a growing trend in today’s washroom design and creates a greater sense of airiness within the room.
As long as you remember that when evaluating your bathroom space for renovations, you can still add a half wall or screen between the toilet and vanity to create some degree of privacy without disrupting the spacious feeling too much.
Another thing you will soon come to realize when grading the possibility of your washroom space for reno’s is that storage is also another problem in most residence. Adequate storage is very important to the functionality of most baths; there should be plenty of cabinets and drawers for bath accessories and toiletries.
Sunken shelves and cubbies leave your floor space open for use. Vanity mounted sinks paired with cabinets combine counter space and storage. Double sinks while may take up more space horizontally, you can purchase thin space saving models, these are beneficial because they will reduce line ups during busy periods in the room.
Looking at the Big Picture
When evaluating your bathing facility for upgrading you should first decide whether your washroom has adequate space to perform all your daily grooming functions. Examine your bath layout and evaluate if your fixtures are in the most appropriate places for their usage and look at ways to best utilize the storage areas in your bath.
Your spatial requirements and your budget will both determine whether or not you need to expand your bath space or work within the confines of your existing bathroom layout.
When planning a washroom upgrade this will give you the answers you need and provide you with a stepping stone for selecting the size of your fixtures and fittings to better utilize the space in your washroom.