Bathroom Remodeling Made Easy With Free Graph
If you are remodeling your bathroom then you need some graph
Before starting work on your bathroom-remodeling project you will
need to draw a plan showing where everything is going to go.
If you draw your plan to scale and you've taken care over getting
your measurements right then you will be able to see from it whether
or not your new bathroom design is going to work or not.
Believe me if your bathroom design isn't going to work then it
is much better to find out before you start ripping out the existing
bathroom than afterwards when you have bought the new stuff and
you find that it doesn't fit in the room.
Drawing a scale diagram of your bathroom isn't difficult; you might
remember doing something similar at school. The trick to making
life easy for yourself is to draw your plan on graph paper square
or squared paper. This is nothing more than a sheet of paper with
horizontal and vertical lines drawn at regular intervals but it
makes things so much easier.
Bathroom Design Software
Yes there is software you could use to design your bathroom
Why does everyone want software to do everything for them today?
People expect that all they have to do is buy a remodeling or design
program for their PC and it will do the job for them. Well this
just isn't the case. Is there software available? Yes there is and
some very good programs there are too. Will it make my life easier
when I remodel my bathroom at home? Unlikely.
Now if you are a property developer or a professional designer
of kitchens and bathrooms then remodeling software is an essential
part of your life because it enables you to reuse your work over
and over again. However if you are just redesigning your bathroom
at home then I would advise against it. Here is a list of arguments
against using software:
- Bathroom remodeling software is expensive (More than a sheet
- You will need to learn how to use the software, which takes
- Producing a design could take longer than using graph paper
- It isn't easy to change the design while you are in the showroom
- The software may not do everything you expect it to do.
Bathroom Remodeling Design Using Scale Drawing
The scale drawing method is very simple
If you are worried about the scary words "scale drawing" then don't
be. All it means is that you are going to make a smaller than life
drawing of your bathroom while keeping all the distances in proportion.
For instance if your bathroom is 8 foot by 10 foot and you have
some squared paper with 16 squares by 25 squares then you can simply
use the scale 1 foot = 2 squares. Your scale drawing would then
use 16 squares across the top by 20 squares down and leave 5 unused
squares at the bottom.
How did I arrive at that scale? I divided the number of squares
across the paper by the length of the shortest side of the bathroom.
Then I divided the number of squares down the page by the length
of the longest side of the bathroom. This gave me 2 squares to the
foot (16/8) across and 2.5 (25/10) squares to the foot down. Now
both scales need to be the same for a true scale drawing so I chose
the lower of the 2 scales, which was 2 squares to the foot. This
ensured that my drawing would actually fit on the paper.
Cut out all the bathroom fixtures and shuffle them about
I think that the fun part of using squared paper to design a bathroom
is drawing the new fixtures to scale on graph paper and cutting
them out so that they can be pushed into position on top of another
sheet of graph paper with a drawing of the room on it. You can spend
many happy hours experimenting with different arrangements like
Spend time getting your bathroom design right
Make sure you spend plenty of time on the design phase of your
project because whatever you come up with will be what you have
live with for some time to come so it pays to get it right from
Don't forget the bathroom accessories
When you are having fun rearranging the fixtures using your graph
paper square design paper, bear in mind what accessories you will
want to put in the bathroom. While accessories aren't fixed they
still require room so if you are planning to put a large potted
plant in the bathroom make sure that you leave enough space for
Draw plans of the floor and walls
You will need plans of the floor space looking down. You will also
need plans of the walls, especially if you are planning vanity units,
mirrors or cupboards.
Discuss the bathroom remodel plan with your contractors
Before you finalise your design make sure that you have discussed
it with your contractors to avoid any disappointments later. They
will point out any problems with the arrangement and any difficulties
that you might face with regulatory requirements that you must adhere
Free tutorial and free graph paper square
For free graph paper and a tutorial on how to use graph paper square
to design your bathroom visit Bathroom
Remodeling Ideas - Free Graph Paper Square
Steve has more ideas on bathroom remodeling on his web site How
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