Creating A New Floor Plan For Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most utilized spaces in your home - every single member of the family gets involved. If you're looking for ways to update your present floor plan or add an entirely new room, we've got some good tips here to help you with the process or at least get your juices flowing to create your own design plan going. Here's your chance to show your creative side and make your bathroom a place that reflects your own personal taste and style.

There are bathroom floor plans for almost any design scheme ranging from powder rooms and half-baths to full on bathroom suites online where you can go to view and print ready made floor plans to follow, or at least give you some inspiration for your own plans. Consider using software for construction project management as it will help you visualize your check list and will make floor plan additions easy.

What's The Plan

Once you've got an idea of what you would like the result of your new bathroom space to look like, a good way to start is to get your ideas down on paper. This way, you can make changes and notes as you move along. If you're not sure what direction you want to go in, design a few different floor plans and then pick the features you like best to create one collective layout.

Think about what your ultimate layout would be by comparing the features of your bathroom that you like or dislike presently. You don't want to make any hasty decisions here, especially when there are things like plumbing and electrical issues involved. If you are going to be moving or adding sinks, toilets and/or showers and tubs, keep in mind that the plumbing may also have to be rearranged. If you'd rather not move or add plumbing, try to come up with a floor plan that utilizes what you currently have.

Also remember to include any window additions or updates in your floor plan. Windows not only brighten up a room, but can add a dramatic effect to your design. You'll want windows and with glass designs that let in a good amount of light, but also protect your privacy at the same time.

Skylights and glass block are a couple of good ways to let in light, but if they don't exist in your current floor plan, you'll definitely need to incorporate them in the new one leaving space to cut in the walls and/or ceiling. You don't want to end up with added costs during construction because you forgot about your windows, right?

So let those creative juices flow, taking time to think every idea through so you can avoid having any regrets later on. Remember also to set up with a budget and hire a reputable contractor. With so many online resources to help you out with floor plan ideas and pricing, you should have no problem creating the bathroom of your dreams.