Bathroom floor plans are literally the starting point of any bathroom remodeling project of any significant size. If all your project consists of is a set of new bathroom fixtures like a new toilet, a new vanity/countertop/sink combination unit then you really don’t need extensive bathroom floor plans. You merely are replacing one toilet with another, one sink unit with another.
But if your project is a complete tear out and reconstruct type of bathroom remodeling project, then you’ll definitely want to start off by constructing a set of bathroom floor plans.
It’s easier than it sounds, believe me.
What you need to do is make a freehand sketch of what the floor shape looks like in your bathroom. This is the beginning for your bathroom floor plans. Don’t worry about being too “rough” at this point. Just get the freehand sketch looking roughly like your floor plan.
Next get an assistant and a 25ft tape measure (and get a good one – cheap tools produce poor results). Take measurements of all of the different parts of your drawing and write them onto your sketch.
Now you want to get some basic graph paper, with ¼” squares, and transform your sketch into an actual scale drawing. Just take the overall size of the bathroom and the size of your paper. Now you can decide what scale your drawing needs to be. Let’s say you have a smaller bathroom – no shower or tub, just a “half bath”. It measures roughly 8ft x 8 ft. If you’re using standard 8 ½” x 11″ graph paper, you could say that one inch on the scale drawing would represent one foot of actual size.
Most drawings are done at a ¼” scale. ¼” on the graph paper equals one foot actual size.
Get your scale drawing as accurate as can be; remember it’s the starting point of your entire bathroom remodeling project. Bathroom floor plans are the foundation of your project.
Once your scale drawing is finished, you should have a dozen or so copies run off. Now you can experiment with your bathroom’s design on the copied bathroom floor plans and you’ll be off to a great start on your bathroom remodeling project. All that by making your bathroom floor plans.