Bathroom Renovation - Same Floor plan - Bigger Space
Anyone contemplating a bathroom renovation should give careful consideration on how to keep the floor plan the same but have a visually larger room.
Are you in the process of planning for a bathroom renovation or are looking for inspiration for a bathroom renovation? Anyone contemplating a bathroom renovation should keep in mind the cost-saving that comes with retaining the same layout. Another benefit of keeping the same layout but making changes is how you can open up a bathroom and make it feel more spacious than it is. Find out more below.
Take a closer look at the images above and below. The bathroom layout is exactly the same and nothing has been removed but the new fixtures and fittings create the illusion of a larger space.
Why is it Better to Keep a Bathroom Layout?
Opting to keep the same general layout when undertaking a bathroom renovation is one of the most cost-effective things you can do. Not only does keeping the same layout for sanitary fittings save you money, but it would also cut down on the time needed to rip out and replace all the bathroom fixtures and fittings.
Any bathroom renovation that involves removing and replacing tiles and ripping out and replacing sanitary ware is a costly exercise, but you can save by keeping the same floor plan.
Replacing a bricked-in or closed-off shower cubicle with clear glass panels will immediately fool the eye into thinking the bathroom is larger than it is. Plus, clear glass and mirrors allow light to flow and bounce around the room for an instant lightening effect.
Why is it Cheaper to Keep Fixtures as they are?
Think about it. If all the fixtures such as toilet, basin, bathtub and/or shower are going to remain in the same place, you won't need to hire a plumber to rip up the floor or walls to install new waste or water supply pipes. This is generally the most time-consuming part of the job except for removing and replacing tiles, and also a costly one. Keeping the new layout as close as possible to the existing one is something you should give careful consideration to.
Imagine being able to cut the cost drastically by not moving around existing fittings and simply replacing them? You can use the money you have saved on a luxurious showerhead or a freestanding soaking tub!
A freestanding bathtub rather than a built-in one gives you more freedom to move around the room and add a few decorative accessories.
Can I Still Change Fixtures and Fittings?
Just because you are leaving everything in the same place doesn't mean you cannot replace what you have. Simply remove, tile, and then replace with brand new sanitary ware. But before you rush out to find what you need to get started on that bathroom renovation, take a look at what is available and what you can do to make more use of the available space and how you can better make use of it, especially if it is a small or compact bathroom.