Bathrooms and toilets
have always been mused as the intellectuals to spend
some time alone and do some thinking and be with peace
with oneself. An ideal bath retreat at home may not
have a spa, a luxurious Jacuzzi or a whirlpool but is
still a place that soothes one's eyes and mind at once
and make the person feel comfortable. It is efficient
and beautiful at the same time and should be able to
make the day for you. Planning and designing a new
bathroom or remodeling the one that is already
existing needs a careful execution to minimize
spending more than your budget and get what you
Whether you will be making just a few cosmetic
changes or completely tear down the old bath and replace it with
a new one depends on the time, space available and your budget.
There can be two ways of execution plans you can adopt:
1. Step-by-step plan, and
2. Finishing the complete project at once.
While undertaking the latter approach is of
course efficient and cheaper, it may become inconvenient as you
may require a spare bathroom to use in the meanwhile, do or
manage many things at once including framing, plumbing, light
and faucet fittings, tiling and painting and it can be real
taxing on your pocket. So, it may be more suitable for only the
new bathrooms while you can adopt the former approach for the
While designing a bath for homes, it is important
to take the following into consideration beforehand:
Other bathrooms that you can use in your home
or your friend's temporarily,
Make the budget carefully and include the
costs of faucets, fixtures and light fittings; lumber,
cabinets and finishing materials; pipes and fittings;
curtains, flooring and accessories such as towels, spas and
warmers and fireplaces.
You may want to keep some of the existing
features or items, may recycle some of the architectural and
other items available very inexpensively at thrift stores and
do a good research into the options available to you before
buying expensive items.
Architectural drafting with detailed drawings
and some of the computer applications can help you to
visualize the features and design and décor elements you
desire in your finished bathroom.
Be sure to know the requirements and
established codes of the building, society and locality you
live in and the permissions and authority letters that you may
require before making the changes and stick to the rules and
regulations to avoid inconveniences later.