The thread on bathroom remodeling from yesterday was so helpful that I am
prompted to ask for advice on my own project. My wife and I cannot seem to
agree on what goes where in our 11 X 8 bathroom. Can anyone recommend a
source (book, computer app, whatever) for visually planning a bathroom? We
need to do some visualizations of what goes where and why. Are there any
decent CAD or CADlike (Windows xp) computer programs, specifically for
bathrooms, for the DIYer for under say, $100 or $50? I've seen these "CAD"
programs at Comp USA. I know that they aren't real CAD tools, but do they
work? Any experience? What kinds of graphics and if any at all what kind of
modeling abilities could they have at that price? I don't want to buy some
useless program. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
try millspride.com or google for the cabinet company. You can layout your
plan and add various cabinets and items right on their website w/o buying
some other software. You can also do this in person for free at Home Depot
You might try and find a contractor (or 2) experienced in this work
and pay 'em $50 to take a look and make suggestions. I spent a couple
of years with graph paper and little cutouts trying to figure out ways
to re-do my kitchen. Experienced (and under-employed at the time)
contractor came in, said "I can move this door to here, and block up
that," and lo, instead of working around what I'd viewed as permanent
constraints, I now have an enviable kitchen with about 25 linear feet
of continuous counter space (instead of the previous 4.5') and enough
cabinets to house a small family. A fresh, and professional, eye can
make a difference.
You can go to kohler.com and they have virtual bathroom planner that allows
you to specify your bath size, position of windows, doors and all fixtures.
It does not however give you real look of the bathroom, only plan. When I
was designing my bathroom I started from that plan. Then I ordered
catalogues from all major bath fixtures manufactures and visited their Web
sites to see what style I like. Then your plan combined with images of real
fixtures gives you more or less view on your future bathroom.
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