How to Design Your Dream Bathroom


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Designing your dream bathroom can be challenging since there are many things that you need to consider. And it is not all the time that you can achieve the desired look for your bathroom.

Nonetheless, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can design your dream bathroom.

Before Your Get Started

Before you do any bathroom remodeling, you should start by planning on what's your ideal bathroom.

What bathroom design are you trying to achieve?

You should also think about the time and cost of the materials you need for this project. Settle on what look you want for your bathroom by considering the following:

● Color Scheme. Choosing the right color scheme can make a significant impact on how much you'll love your bathroom.
● Fixtures. Keep in mind that replacing fixtures can cost money and project time.
● Storage Space. The bathroom is like your workstation. It helps you prepare for the day, so ensure that you have the right storage space for your daily needs.
● Utilities. You need to be accurate when it comes to measuring the electrical wirings and the plumbing locations. That's because any mistake can be expensive.

Remove Existing Fixtures

In this part of your bathroom renovation, you'll need to remove the drywall and fixtures you want to replace.

It's not that complicated to remove existing bathroom fixtures. However, it should be done correctly to avoid any costly mistakes.

The first thing you need to do is start draining the toilet and slowly removing it. That way, you'll avoid unpleasant spills.

Next, is to remove is the bathtub. Cover the tub, and you can start removing the bath tile down to the studs. This is important if you're planning to rework the plumbing for your new bathtub or shower.

After that, you can move on with removing the insulation from your walls. Just remember to wear safety goggles, as this may require using a reciprocating saw.

Lastly, remove the mirror, vanity, floor tiles, and the remaining bathroom features.

Lay Down the Tiles

A DIY bathroom renovation is not complete without new tiles. But before you start working on it, you need to mark a reference line perpendicular to the wall using mason chalk.

This way, you can avoid making crooked tiling jobs. Doing so also allows you to keep your tiles in a straight line.

After you finished preparing the reference line, start grinding away with the tile grout.

Add Drywall and Paint

This next step is to do your new drywall.

This process might take a long time since you must cut new drywall to fit around your new vanities and other features. But once you've finished everything, you can finally move with ease.

When you're doing your drywall, remember to seal the seams and fill in gaps using drywall mud and tape. As for the shower or bathtub wall, we recommend that you use a cement board.

Coat the cement with elastomeric waterproofing to guard against water damage.

Once you're done, it's time to paint the walls. It is one of the easiest and the cheapest way to freshen up your bathroom's look.

PRO TIP: Using a semi-gloss finish would be best because it is resistant to mold and mildew.

Install a New Shower

After you clean your bathroom, it's time to install your new bathroom fixtures.

When you're choosing a new shower or a tub, ensure that it fits with your new d├ęcor. You must mind the space of where your current tub is.

In terms of space, there are various shapes of bathtub you can choose from. These base shapes will depend on your bathroom design layout. Hence, it would be best to take account of other features in your bathroom beforehand.

This includes the location of the door and where the pipe works are. 

Place Vanity and Cabinets

Once you've taken care of the walls and the electricals, you can now install your brand-new vanity, cabinets, and the rest of your fixtures.

We suggest that you start with vanity. Connect the drain and faucet first, before you work your way to the cabinets, mirrors, and other furniture.

Hook Up the Plumbing

At this point, your bathroom is almost finished. The only thing that's missing is the toilet.

You can install or re-install your toilet earlier or later in the process. But leaving it for last helps to avoid damaging it while working on the other areas of your dream bathroom.

Add New Fixtures

After you remove your existing fixtures, it's now time to let the new fixtures in.

If you're installing your new vanity and cabinet, and somehow it didn't fit your current ones' dimension, you need to make adjustments. It can be in the plumbing or wiring.

If you've never worked on wirings before, it would be best to let the professionals work on this. That's because this may require moving the ground fault circuit interrupters and other power outlets.

Having the bathroom of your dreams can be challenging to come to fruition. But once you've finished the renovation, everything will be worth it.