Bathroom Renovation: 5 Things You Need to Know

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Designing your dream bathroom is easier than you think! Discover bathroom renovation tips, tools, and ideas. Learn about a tool that can help you get started.

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This post is inspired by our newly launched Design Center – Bathroom Edition.

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Having a beautiful and functional bathroom is like having your own personal oasis – a place where you can truly relax and unwind. If you’re like me, I’m sure you’ve fantasized about your dream bathroom, everything from the color on the walls to that perfect claw foot bathtub. But it can be really difficult to take what is in your mind and share that clearly with contractors and architects.

Technology has changed the game for bathroom renovations. New tools have emerged to solve the problem of taking what’s in your imagination and making it into a reality. But before you start ripping down walls and chipping away tiles – here are 5 things you need to know for your bathroom renovation:

1. Know your needs

This is all about lifestyle considerationsreflect upon how you will use the space. Ask yourself: who will be using the bathroom? Will there be multiple people using the space at once? Do you require additional storage for your towels or personal hygiene products?  Knowing your needs is imperative to making the space functional.

2. Know your space

And we mean everything about your space – even which way the joists run! Don’t stop at what you can see, but also what is behind the walls and ceiling. You want to make sure you have a solid understanding of the plumbing, electrical and ventilation needs for the space. If you are not an experienced DIYer, we suggest consulting a professional for this one.

3. Know your style

With so many different aesthetic options, it can be a tough choice! Surf the web, check out magazines & chat with friends to find inspiration and which style you love. If you still can’t choose between classic subway tile or rustic stacked stone, jump over to the Design Center which allows you to apply different styles in your space through a fully customizable 3D virtual environment.

4. Know your measurements

Knowing the dimensions of your space – length, width, and height – is crucial when planning a bathroom renovation. Think of these as the guidelines for your layout! Keep in mind; you should also note where all the doors and windows are located in your space, as well as their dimensions.

5. Know your layout

The best bathroom layouts are both functional and beautiful, but achieving this well-balanced floor plan can tricky! The key is keeping a natural flow to the space while still accounting for storage and other necessities. If you’re nodding your head, pop over to the Design Center and see how we can help you automatically generate customized floor plans to help quickly and easily identify a design that suits your unique needs.

New technology makes it easy

While taking on your bathroom remodel may seem challenging, it doesn’t have to be. With new technology, homeowners are able to create the space of their dreams much easier than in the past. To be fully prepared, take the time to really get to know your space (and your needs!) in the planning process – everything from what style you love to what layout works best for your lifestyle. If you embrace these 5 steps, as well as use all the inspiring and innovative tools at your fingertips, you can’t go wrong!

Brought to you by the Design Center – Bathroom Edition.

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Liz Woff

Liz Woff is a media relations, social media, and communications professional at BuildDirect. She writes about home improvement products, interior design, and is interested in world travel, good food, and music of all styles.