Designing your dream bathroom shouldn’t be difficult, and we’re here to make sure it’s not. The most important place to start when creating any new space is to measure your current one. In just six simple steps, we’ll help you take all the measurements you need – so you can start looking at the latest tubs and shower enclosures with our expert consultants, ready to design your brand-new bathroom.
What you’ll need:
Before you get going
Sketch out a simple diagram of your bathroom with a pencil and ruler – making a note of where your windows, doors and any important room details are.
Measure your walls (A & B), windows (C) and doors (D) with a tape measure and jot them down on your diagram – starting in one corner and working clockwise so you don’t miss any.
For windows, measure both from your floor to the bottom of the window and from window to ceiling. For doors, simply note down if they swing in or out.
Next up, your suites. For your shower, bath and basin, write down the distance to the central drain from the two closest 90-degree walls, and what sort of shower head and arm you have. For your loo, you only need to know what type it is.
Height is crucial in a bathroom, so measure your room from floor to ceiling too. If you’ve got eaves or a sloping bathroom, your best bet is to measure the shortest (A) and tallest (D) points.
Last but not least, it’s time for your fixtures and fittings – things like radiators, pipes etc. As we mentioned before, make sure you measure the width, height and depth, as well as the distance between the fixture and their nearest wall, floor or ceiling.
Finally, our advice is to double-check your measurements, to avoid running into potentially costly problems later. Use your common sense, like your floor and ceiling matching in length, and the same with parallel walls.
Once that’s done, you’re ready to start planning the perfect bathroom with our expert designers!
Here at bathstore, we’re pretty fanatical about our bathroom suites, but we don’t expect everyone to get the lingo we bounce around.
When you are planning to create your dream bathroom, it’s easy to get carried away with the design and aesthetic and forget about the practicalities!