APPROACH TO BATHROOM DESIGN.

Bathroom design serves far more than one's hygienic needs. Just as in some ancient cultures, today the bathroom is a place of expression, relaxation, enjoyment and as such it deserves some of the finest thinking. Requirements by users have caused a swap of positions the bathroom enjoys a new priority within the domestic environment contending its importance with the kitchen.

Bathroom Design Process.

The design process is typically carried out in three individual stages that can however overlap in different ways so what follows is a general guideline.

Research.

This stage of the process is where all plan ideas, materials and components in general are picked up and put together in a collection. This initial input, together with a rich discussion around a design brief, is what gives life to an array of possibilities in terms of planning and style. Creativity is already an important element as many ideas are inspired by findings and recorded during the research. The creation process is already directly inspired by the growing research to inform the final outcome.

Development.

The design stage is now during its fullest swing: all ideas are tested for feasibility and as a result other ideas spring from the study. Thinking is at this point more focused on problem solving rather than sheer conceptuality. Towards the end of this stage, analysis becomes a strong ruling element, this allows to narrow down the resulting solutions to one single proposal.

Finalisation.

The final design solution needs now tuning in and refinement. All elements are checked for suitability with each other: the aim is to conserve the necessary, scrap the superfluous, make sure all involved can be safely translated into designs for manufacturing or working drawings for installation use. Before plans are finalised, a further measurement of the room may be carried out, at this point some projects can require 3D modelling for better clarity and illustration of sizes and proportions. The bathroom design process is now towards the end and costs can also be finalised and put into a clearer picture helped by a technical survey of the property to assess pressures and state of heating and hydraulic systems.

A design process is however very flexible as all projects are different. At times, the design is limited to a simple on site consultation as in marking out materials and components with the aim of drawing summary costs, on the other hand, where style and plan options need to be extensively explored, or projects involve bespoke elements, process time span becomes relatively longer.

Fees are shaped by nature and length of the design study, please visit the Services and Costs page for more information.