Every bathroom is different in terms of size, style, and structure. While some older homes have smaller bathrooms where space efficiency is paramount, newer homes often have spacious bathrooms where elaborate, enormous fixtures. The latest bathroom trends are all about purposeful planning, and that’s how you should approach any renovation.
You should have a rough concept of the dimensions of required bathroom fixtures before you begin the bathroom renovation process. This will offer you a ballpark figure to work with when shopping for a tub, shower, or other bathroom fixture and fittings. It will also give you a better sense of the total cost of the bathroom remodel.
Here are some professional bathroom measuring tips that we use while remodeling bathrooms for our clients:
Draw up a detailed floor plan
Sketch out your bathroom’s layout, making sure to include the general placement of the doors and windows. Make a note of how tall each wall is on the design.
Here are some things to keep in mind while drawing up your floor plan:
- Measure everything in inches. Inches are indicated by the quotation mark (“), so if a wall is 5 feet long, the measurement would be 60 inches.
- Remember to indicate the door’s swing direction when drawing a hinged door.
- Don’t include the dimensions of your existing cabinets or furniture like vanities, bathroom fixtures, or toilets if you’re planning a cabinet installation. You should measure the fixtures and fittings you intend to keep on a separate sheet of paper.
- Be sure to specify the exact placement of the existing plumbing fixtures, such as the toilet, tub, sink, vanity, and shower.
Measure the doors
The width of the entry door should be at least 32 inches so that people with disabilities can get through it easily. The door itself should be at least 34 inches wide so a wheelchair can pass through it, with the only exceptions being pocket doors and sliding barn doors.
Even if no one living in your property has mobility issues that would need extra-wide doors, it’s always a good idea to think about your home’s resale value when making major improvements. By adding just two inches to the width of the bathroom’s entrance, you can attract more buyers.
Consult a contractor while buying materials
Now that you have all the measurements, you can start shopping for modern fittings for your bathroom remodel. However, ensure you get your measurements and floor plan double-checked by a professional. Otherwise, you’ll end up spending thousands on tiles and materials that don’t even fit your space properly.
We can help you save precious time and money during your bathroom remodel in Boca Raton. Send us your floor plan, and let’s discuss the best way forward for your bathroom. We’ll suggest home improvement options that not only beautify your bathroom but also raise your home value and attract high-paying buyers.
Call us today for more information.