If you’replanning a new bathroom, one of the first things you’ll need to do is measureit. In this handy guide, we’ll show you how to do this in 7 easy steps.
Before youbegin picking out products and working out where everything will go, it’simportant to understand the amount of space you have to play with. Watch thisquick video to see exactly how to take the right measurements.
What you’ll need
Anotherperson would be helpful
5 to 10minutes (depending on the size of your room)
How to measureyour bathroom
Here’s howto measure your bathroom in 7 easy steps.
Choose astarting point and measure along the wall from one corner to another. Make asketch of this wall, along with the measurement, on your paper.
Workingclockwise, measure along the next wall from one corner to another, then addthis to your drawing.
Repeat step2 with all remaining walls. This will leave you give you the floor plan of yourroom. If your room is irregular in shape (e.g. L shaped or T shaped), divide itup into rectangles and measure these individually.
Now measurethe height of all of your walls from floor to ceiling.
Measurewindows, shelves and any other permanent fixtures, then mark these down on yoursketch.
Measuredoorways and add these to your sketch. Also indicate which way the door opensand the clearance that’s required.
If you’resupplying measurements to the VictoriaPlum.com Design and Installation Serviceor a tradesperson, take a few pictures from different angles on your smartphoneor tablet and send them in an email.
Just acouple of things to remember…
For a morecomprehensive bathroom measurement, you may want to measure and mark down theposition of existing fixtures, like your bath, toilet, basin or showerenclosure. You may also wish to mark the position and direction of your waste,to help with plumbing.
Not allwalls or floors are completely straight—variations can occur, especially inolder properties, so it’s worth taking measurements at different pointsthroughout the room.
Use onemeasurement unit and stick with it. Bathroom products are usually measured inmillimetres (mm) these days, so if you are working in imperial units, you willneed to convert at a later stage.