One of the things I’m most excited about with my upcoming house renovation is being able to design our master bedroom ensuite bathroom from scratch! Our current bedroom has an ensuite too, but it’s far from the beautiful, relaxing and well functioning room that I’m after. The current ensuite bathroom isn’t small, but somehow the design and the room layout doesn’t work at all. There is a wall-to-ceiling storage unit that is too big, a big bathtub but a very small shower enclosure. The shower fixture is really annoying as it is permanently fixed to the wall. I also don’t like the current colour scheme – beech coloured units, beige tiles and magnolia walls…
I started the bathroom planning process by choosing my favourite products from B&Q’s GoodHome range and created a moodboard for the ensuite:
The GoodHome range has great selection of products designed to make bathroom projects easier and to suit a range of budgets. I chose Cavally rimless toilet, Piana mixer tap, Naya sliding shower screen, Koros storage baskets, Adriska storage unit and Adriska wooden bench.
I think careful planning is the most important part of a bathroom redesign process. The available space will determine the things you can and cannot have. So it’s easiest to start off by deciding the locations for the key items such as the basin, toilet and shower. I used B&Q’ s fantastic online tool ‘Plan My Bathroom‘ to help me out with the layout and how to best use the space. It was fun to experiment with different designs and customised layouts to visualise how my bathroom could look.
The planning process
First I changed the room dimensions and added the door and windows in right places in the Plan My Bathroom- tool.
Next, I added the GoodHome products I had chosen to the plan and tried out various layouts. The planner also allows you to try out different colour schemes and has a selection of tiles and bathroom accessories too.
Here is my final plan. Spacious walk-in shower, muted colour palette and double basin were all in my ensuite wish list!