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Complete Guide To Planning Your Bathroom

Published on January 28, 2020
By jakeholdsworth

Whether you are looking to update the family bathroom or create a luxurious ensuite, it is important to have a plan in mind.

Choosing the right tradespeople and retailers to help you complete the work can be difficult – there are so many choices! The team at Bicester Property Interiors have been fitting bathrooms in the Bicester, Oxford and Brackley areas for many years, and we have created this handy guide to help you plan the perfect bathroom.

1.    Know What You Need

Your bathroom is a more well-used space than you might have thought – so making sure it fits your needs is important. Knowing exactly how this space will be used will inform all your decisions in creating your perfect bathroom. 

Are you looking to install ‘his-and-her’ sinks, a spa bath or a separate shower? 

Do you need to make space for storage? Towels, toiletries, medical supplies? Having appropriate storage for your essential bathroom items is a good idea, whatever the space will be used for. 

TOP TIP: Consider what use your bathroom will have. Is it a family bathroom or an ensuite? Each will have different requirements.

2.    Consider Available Space

This is a really important step in the planning process. 

You need to know what floorspace you have, and you want to be able to maximise that space to include all the fixtures and storage that you need. To do this, creating a floorplan and representations of your sink, bath, shower and storage will help you visualise how the bathroom will work.

Make sure you consider plumbing in your planning process – inlets and outlets. 

TOP TIP: To make sure you are utilising the space in the most efficient way, it might be a good idea to speak to a bathroom designer – they have expert knowledge and experience that can help you make the most out of your ideas.

3.    Set a Budget

Before you get into choosing your fixtures and fittings, having a good idea of a budget will help you make decisions about what to choose.

Think about not only the cost of the bath, sink and shower, but also costs related to fitting, plumbing and decorating, too.

TOP TIP: Consider using a company that includes all the tradespeople you need and offers a complete service. This will make budgeting much easier as all the work will be included in one price and one place. 

4.    Choose Your Style

You are the imagination behind your perfect bathroom, so this is the step where you can get your ideas to come to life.

Choosing the colour scheme, tiles and flooring for your bathroom is where the magic happens.

Will you want angular, clean lines or softer, more rounded edges? Do you want luxurious marble or lino flooring? Are your tiles going to be mosaic or more plain? Do you want a grand Victorian bathroom, or something more modern?

The opportunities are endless, and you are only bound by your own ideas.

TOP TIP: To get some ideas and spark your own imagination, visit some bathroom showrooms. Seeing the range of designs and fixtures that are available can help you make some decisions.

5.    Choose Your Fitter

Finding the right team to help you create your perfect bathroom is hard – there are so many choices available and you need to be confident that you are getting it right. 

When you are looking for the perfect fitting team, look for personal recommendations and well-regarded local businesses first – like the Bicester Property Interiors team. We fit bathrooms in Bicester, Brackley and surrounding areas, and our services include full design, sourcing of materials and fitting – we can even fit flooring and decorate!

To speak to the team about your perfect bathroom, call us today on 01869 254 005.

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