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Planning Bathroom Design

If you are looking to improve your existing bathroom, planning the addition of a new one, or are designing the layout of a bathroom in the brand new home that you are building, the designs themselves can range from practical to luxurious. Contractors, architects, and interior designers will generally follow standard requirements when they sketch their plans, whatever your preference in bathroom design, so it is always a good idea to know what they are and how they can affect the layout of your entire home. As people grow older, more consideration may be put into adding special features that will make it easier as they go into their twilight years. There are a number of great sources when it comes to getting ideas for your bathroom, and while they can be tricky to modify or construct, there are always a few tips for getting the design that is just right for you.

Think of a general theme and stick to it to narrow your choices. If you are looking for a country-themed bathroom design in a country-style home that really wouldn't be a bad idea, although keeping the overall theme of your home isn't entirely necessary. Still, it would be better in certain situations to design the room separately and still keep the layout and design requirements in mind. For great places to get inspiration for your design, try visiting bathroom showrooms. It doesn't hurt to make sure that the design of your bathroom is at least slightly pleasing to the eye, and although they may feature the latest trends and fashions, there is no need to incorporate as much as possible. You may find ideas in home design and remodeling magazines as you start making your purchases for the bathroom project, so if you find any you can clip them out and keep them in a scrapbook for reference.

There will be certain specifications that they will be inclined to follow when hiring a contractor or interior designer to design and build your bathroom. Most individuals for example, would need a toilet seat that is at least 32 to 43 inches high to be properly accommodated. If an individual is to be able to shower properly inside an interior shower room, it should measure at least 36 by 36 inches. Consulting an interior designer or a contractor will make the job easier as they can identify the spatial requirements if a new bathroom should be installed, as well as design a layout for your bathroom that would properly follow any guidelines. To keep your dream bathroom from becoming a health hazard, be sure that your design follows the strict building codes. Builders and re-modelers generally meet with city authorities before they tackle any bathroom remodeling project.

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