If you are renovating or updating your bathroom, you need to be very clear from the start what you want to achieve and how you are going to reach that goal. An essential part of your plans will be to have a carefully created floor plan.
Obviously, your floor plan will be determined by how much space you have. You may be extending your bathroom, moving it or working with what space you already have. Whatever your plans, it is best to have a visual representation before you start.
The first thing you need to do is to measure the room and make a note of where existing waste pipes, water pipes and electrical wiring are located. You can draw your floor plan on graph paper. Your to-scale drawing will include the location of windows, doors and any other permanent fittings and fixtures. There are also a number of websites that offer a bathroom floor plan feature. All you need to do is enter the length and width of your space (along with other details such as windows and doors) and it will create the to-scale plan for you.
Before you start re-designing the layout it is worth considering issues with your existing bathroom that you want to fix. For example, is there enough storage space? Would you like to add a shower? Once you have answers to these questions you can start thinking about the position of your new fixtures. The location of the toilet is something to bear in mind - ideally you won't place it directly in front of the door. You also want to keep the wet area of your bathroom away from the dry area - for example, not having to walk through a wet room shower to get to the toilet or basin.
Once you have a rough idea of what you want and what you already have - and have created floor plans illustrating this - you should visit your local bathroom supplier. Here you will get the expert advice you need to continue with the job of redesigning your bathroom.