Ideas for Bathroom Design
Frankie Elmquist is an interior architect and our home design specialist. She’s worked around the globe for some of the top design firms in the world and now she brings her expertise to you.
Do you find yourself lingering over pictures of beautiful bathrooms and creating pinboards dedicated to them, or maybe you just want a change? Then you you might be ready for a bathroom remodel, and there is no better place to start then with RoomSketcher!
RoomSketcher Home Designer can help you visualize your bathroom design ideas and turn them into a reality. In no time, you can create 2D & 3D floor plans and snapshots of your new bathroom design to show your contractor, interior designer or bath fixture salesperson. This will help you illustrate and communicate exactly what you want and give you something to refer back to once the remodeling is underway.
Designing a bathroom in RoomSketcher couldn’t be easier – just open Home Designer and start by drawing a floor plan of your bathroom. You may want to create a floor plan of your existing bathroom as well as a floor plan for your new bathroom. Having both plans will allow your salespeople, designer and/or contractor to more easily and accurately determine the amount of work involved to create your new bathroom. This saves everyone time and money. And best of all, it’s easy to do with RoomSketcher. Let’s get started!
1. Draw the Bathroom Floor Plan
If you are new to RoomSketcher, this quick and easy video tutorial will show you how to draw a floor plan, so that you can easily create the floor plan for your bathroom:
Tip: Once you’ve drawn your existing bathroom floor plan, you don’t need to re-draw it – simply create a new level and base the new floor plan on the existing one. Here’s how:
- From your existing bathroom floor plan project, click the arrow next to Level
- Select New Level
- Choose to start from the existing bathroom floor plan
Now you have created a copy of your bathroom floor plan on a new level. You can navigate between the existing floor plan and the new floor plan by clicking the arrow next to Level in the drawing pane.
2. Add Finishes to Floor, Walls and Ceiling
The next step is to add finishes to the floor, walls and ceiling. Click the Materials button and select the finish type such as tile or stone from the drop-down menu. Simply drag finishes into place on your floor plan.
Tip: Do you want tiles only on certain walls, such as in the shower enclosure or surrounding the tub? Here’s how to apply finishes to individual walls:
3. Choose Tub, Shower, Vanity and Fixtures
With your finishes in place, you can now add bathroom appliances and fixtures. Click the Furniture tab and select Bathroom from the drop-down menu. Here you’ll find hundreds of options for tubs, shower units, vanities, sinks, and toilets. Also look for mirrors, towel bars, and even robe hooks. As you find items you like, simply drag them into the room. Notice that items will snap into place against the walls. You can adjust sizes as needed to match your layout.
Be sure to add furniture items such as benches, stools and freestanding cabinets to give the bathroom your own personal look. Don’t forget about lighting!
There is also a handy video on how to create a box enclosure for wall mounted toilets. You can use this as reference for plumbing enclosures or to create wall shelves for vanities, tubs or showers:
4. Visualize Your Bathroom Design Ideas
Use the integrated camera tool to take snapshots of your bathroom and view any part of your bathroom design as if you are actually standing there. Adjust the camera height and aperture to get wide-angle view of your bathroom or zoom in to see details close-ups. Snapshots make it easy to visualize your design ideas. Save your favorites to the Image Gallery to compare different design options and choose the ones that will work best for your bathroom design.
If you need additional inspiration, you can find more great bathroom design ideas here on the blog or in the RoomSketcher Bathroom Gallery.
Turn your dream bathroom into a reality with RoomSketcher Home Designer – Create a free account today!
Once your bathroom design is ready, consider taking advantage of the premium options available with a RoomSketcher VIP Subscription. Create premium 3D photos, high resolution 3D floor plans and virtually walk around the room using 3D Walk.
For designers and home improvement specialists, take a look at the RoomSketcher Pro Subscription. Get all the great features of Home Designer, plus the professional output and features you need to collaborate with clients and contractors – all in one affordable and powerful subscription!