Bathroom Remodelling Tips

Designing Your Bathroom

BASIC CONSIDERATIONS
Probably the greatest challenge in remodelling a bathroom is figuring out how to achieve the style and build in the features you want within the limits of what is probably the smallest room in the house. A second limiting factor is the location of existing plumbing pipes and electrical wiring. Remodelling a bathroom is relatively easy if you don't have to move them. If you make radical changes in the existing layout, you'll need to investigate whether or not you can build what you want without making structural changes.
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PLANNING A NEW BATHROOM
The first step in planning your new design is to make a detailed sketch of your existing design. Use a sheet of graph paper with four squares per inch, and draw a floor plan (in other words, a bird's eye view) to scale. Make each square represent 3" - i.e., 1" equals 1', and draw in:
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FIXTURES AND COMPONENTS
It is beyond the scope of this document to provide extensive style ideas or discuss specific fixtures. We suggest that you visit your local home centre's show room, contact a designer or architect, and consult how-to books such as Sunset's Bathroom Remodelling Handbook.
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FINAL DESIGN OF YOUR BATHROOM
Once you have a rough idea of what fixtures you want, go to your supplier and measure them to get their outside dimensions. When you begin sketching out your new bathroom, cut out cardboard templates of each fixture, to the same scale as your sketch. Lay tracing paper over the sketch of your existing bathroom, and trace the walls and the locations of any components you know you will not move. Then begin planning your changes.
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