5 Factors To Consider Before Modeling Your Bathroom

Deciding how to arrange a bathroom’s layout can make the difference between a comfortable home and one that merely suffices as a dwelling. Whether you’re interested in having a perfectly utilitarian relationship with your bathroom or preparing a place to relax and unwind for the day, the type of bathroom you have should fit your individual needs. With that said, let’s have a look at five factors to consider before modeling your bathroom.

1. Maximizing The Available Space

As generally small rooms, bathrooms can fill up quickly when planning a layout. There’s nothing worse than finishing a bathroom and finding out the space you’ve allotted isn’t quite enough for the door to open without hitting a fixture (tip: install a sliding door if that happens).

Finding the most efficient, smallest fixtures for your needs will enable you to move around comfortably while doing any necessary grooming exercises.

2. Pick The Right Tub Or Shower For The Space

Modeling Your Bathroom

Determining whether you’d like to have a shower, bath, or combo fixture in your bathroom is a major decision and one that shouldn’t be made lightly. The available plumbing for the room could determine this automatically, as could its size.

Sometimes cost is the major factor in this determination. Traditional shower and tub combos are generally within any budget while premium showers or walk-in tubs are higher-priced items. If a top-quality shower or tub is still a goal, give yourself sufficient space so you’ll have the option of upgrading to a full-featured shower or tub model in the future.

3. Consider The Vanity

If you’re aiming to have a sink and mirror set up of some kind in your bathroom, you’ll need to decide what size and style of vanity to use. The number of people who will be using the bathroom at the same time will help make the decision on whether you need one or two sinks incorporated into the vanity. The style of the mirror, however, is entirely up to you. One point to keep in mind with vanities is ensuring adequate lighting and electrical access. This will make it easier to groom on a daily basis and give options for powered accessories.

4. Placing The Toilet

Depending on the home and its layout, the placement of the toilet can be a critical decision in preserving privacy. Keep toilets away from thin walls where possible, and consider using additional techniques to muffle sounds if it’s a concern. If your bathroom is large enough and if you live with others, you may wish to install a wall partitioning the toilet from the rest of the bathroom.

5. Windows And Lighting

Toilets can be dark and dank places, or they can be bright areas of recharging respite. The difference can come down to how much lighting the room receives. If the layout of the home accommodates it, interior or exterior windows can be installed and clouded to allow light but preserve privacy. Alternatively, ensuring adequate electrical lighting from direct and indirect bulbs can improve the mood of a bathroom.

Designing a bathroom is akin to modeling the center of the home. Keeping these factors in mind will help to shape your ideal bathroom. If you are planning on modeling your bathroom contact Tru Builders.