Bathrooms – plan, design and furnish

2Q==In the bathroom, people want to feel comfortable and be able to relax. For some, the bathtub plays a central role, others a shower is enough – and would like to have two sinks. No wonder builders spend a lot of time planning, designing and furnishing their bathroom. You do not have to leave both the planning and the manual tasks completely to the professionals, but can do many things yourself.

Nowadays, the bathroom is often more than just a wet room for personal hygiene. Designer bathtubs, interior design master solutions for even the smallest (dream) bathrooms as well as high-quality materials between marble and natural stones bear witness to this. Two sinks, bathtub and space for green plants: Before planning the bathroom, builders should consider what is a must for them. Photo: / fotolia.deBathroom planning: where to put shower and toilet

A sink and a toilet are the minimum equipment. But there are plenty of options: Should it be a bathtub or a shower? Or even both? Bidet and urinal are rather optional extras. Having your own dressing table in the bathroom could even be described as a luxury – or a waste of space. Depending on your perspective.

In addition to the equipment, the question of who should use the bathroom is also important: a family may need two sinks. But is it also worth installing a sink at a low height? After all, the children are getting bigger. If the bathroom is also to be usable for wheelchair users, larger distances must be maintained, especially between the ceramic elements, and the space requirement increases.

In order to be able to plan the bathroom, it is important to measure the room exactly. Then you can arrange the desired elements with the help of bathroom planning programs, which are available on the Internet, or on the drawing pad. Fixed points are the water and electricity connections. In new buildings, these can be planned halfway, but do not make sense everywhere. In old buildings, on the other hand, it would mean a lot of effort to relocate them. In the case of small bathrooms or baths under the roof, planning is particularly difficult. Bathroom design: furniture, materials, lighting

A good floor plan and modern elements such as a freestanding vanity are of course not everything. The materials and colours determine the ambience, and the ceramic elements, bathroom furniture and fittings also fit into the overall picture in the best case.

Basically, many materials are suitable for designing the bathroom. Tiles are classic, whereby patterns, colours and shapes are strongly subject to fashion – but white is always possible. But materials such as wood or concrete can also be used. You can even do without tiles completely. Alternatives are latex paint and specially treated surfaces, such as stone. In this way, a bathroom can even become almost joint-free.

Last but not least, the lighting plays a major role in the appearance of the bathroom. Do-it-yourselfers must make sure that sockets and light switches are not available everywhere and must not be placed everywhere. Around the bath or shower, for example, a safety distance must be maintained. DIY in the bathroom: Do it Yourself

If you want to design your bathroom, you don’t necessarily have to hire professionals. In particular, cosmetic work and minor renovations can be taken over by do-it-yourselfers.

But even more demanding tasks such as replacing the toilet can be done by experienced do-it-yourselfers. But be careful. Wherever water is involved – for example around the shower or bathtub – great care is required. Because water should never get behind tiles or even into the masonry. Do-it-yourselfers should pay particular attention to laying pipes cleanly. If water escapes here, the damage can cause very high costs.

A pretty, modern bathroom does not have to cost huge sums. Especially not if you are Bathroom Renovations skilled yourself and can do a lot of work yourself. However, do-it-yourselfers should not forget the following. In order for a bathroom to look as elegant as in the brochure, two things are primarily important: cleanliness and order.

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