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If you want to design your bathroom, you don’t necessarily have to hire professionals. Especially cosmetic work and smaller renovations can be done by do-it-yourselfers.

Bathroom planning: where to go with shower and WC

A washbasin and a toilet are the minimum equipment. But there are also plenty of options: Should it be a bathtub or a shower? Or even both? The bidet and urinal are optional extras. You could even call your own dressing table in the bathroom 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 washbasins. But is it also worth installing a washbasin at a low height? After all, the children are getting bigger. If the bathroom is also to be accessible to wheelchair users, larger distances must be maintained between the ceramic elements in particular 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 available on the Internet or on the drawing pad. The fixed points are the water and electricity connections. In a new building, these can be planned halfway, but are not useful everywhere. In old buildings, on the other hand, it would take a lot of effort to install them. Planning is particularly difficult for small bathrooms or bathrooms under the roof.

Bathroom design: furniture, materials, lighting

A good floor plan and modern elements such as a free-standing washbasin are of course not everything. The materials and colours define the ambience, and the ceramic elements, bathroom furniture and fittings also blend perfectly into the overall picture.

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. So a bathroom can even become almost joint-free.

Last but not least, lighting plays a major role in the appearance of the bathroom. Do-it-yourselfers must take care that sockets and light switches are not available everywhere and must not be placed everywhere. For example, a safe distance must be maintained around the bathtub or shower.

I hope you’ll have a great bathroom repair after reading our articles!

With regards, site author – Richard Jaworski.