A Bathroom Designer Can Make it Simple – for You and your Contractor
5. Hire a Bathroom Designer to do the Bathroom Design
I know this sounds like biased advice because I am a bathroom designer, but it’s important for many reasons. Not only is it helpful to have a professional with objective eye who can bring your design ideas to life, but also finding a designer who specializes in bathroom designs ensures you have the best finished project.
Since the bathroom is the most complicated room in the house, you need to have design plan done for your bathroom renovation. It’s essential – for you and your contractor. First of all, it’s important to have 3D renderings to see your materials together in your space and secondly, it’s an efficient way to have everyone on the same page. When I started my own bathroom renovation I thought I would instinctively know exactly what I wanted, but when I sat down and put together my bathroom design – I hated it.
I attempted to design my own bathroom so different than anything I had seen that I made it beyond modern and sterile. Color backed panels of glass on every wall….. this was back when glass tile was a fad ok? It wasn’t horrible and probably would have looked cool in a commercial setting but it just wasn’t right for the feeling I wanted my home to convey. So, I went back to the drawing board and started looking at my bathroom with a professional perspective. Reimagining the space, I came up with a completely different layout than the original and after a few drafts, I designed a bathroom that I love to live in…and it’s been featured in a magazine!
Bathroom Design Plans include 3D designs, material selection and specifications, floor plan and detailed elevations for the remodeling contractor. It should be a detailed, comprehensive, ready to install packet when you are done.
When taking on a bathroom remodeling project, there are a lot of factors to consider from selecting the best material for the application: sinks, toilet, tub, tile, shower floor, heated floor, faucets, lighting, mirrors…. You get the picture. We are working towards your dream bathroom – let’s enjoy the process – a bathroom designer can make it straight forward and simple. Time saving and stress relieving! Not just for you but also for the bathroom remodeling contractor!
A bathroom renovation is different than any other remodeling because of the concentration of water-proofing and electrical in one room. Sure, the kitchen has water and power as well but typically you don’t have water pouring onto the floor in a kitchen. Typically, the most complicated part of a bathroom is the shower – or a steam shower if you are installing a steamer – or a walk in shower – additionally complicated, a walk in shower with a heated floor! Ok, I’ll stop. But, to install a curbless shower alone, the bathroom contractor has to recess the shower floor into the floor joists which means potentially reconfiguring or re-supporting the existing joists.