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Planning a bathroom?

Find everything you need to know within this FREE starter pack:

When you’re shopping around for a new bathroom, where do you start?

Many people visit showrooms or begin by gathering quotes from different installers. This approach is useful, but only if you have a detailed plan in mind already. When you’re still deciding between different styles or considering what’s affordable, it’s good to do some initial planning.

This involves balancing your budget with your dream design and factoring in the practicalities. It requires you to think carefully about your needs and what’s right for your space. It’s also useful to consider the potential limitations and plan for the future.

Although this may sound complicated, it’s really not. To help you get started, we’ve compiled some of our most useful guides to aid with your bathroom planning.

The guides are FREE to download and contain a mix of advice and practical activities. Each guide is packed with images and product information too, for added inspiration.



GUIDE #1: Planning a bathroom

BASI-guide-to-planning-a-bathroomThis is the ultimate rundown of all the considerations and contains everything you need to know about creating your dream bathroom. It gets you thinking about…

  • The purpose of your remodel
  • What you like and dislike
  • How the layout will work
  • What features you might need
  • What’s achievable

Download the planning a bathroom guide


GUIDE #2: Planning a bathroom checklist


This is a practical checklist is designed to be used throughout the process. There’s useful advice for before and after you’ve kicked off your redesign project and the guide even contains graph paper for you to begin sketching some ideas. The sections covered include:

  • Adaptations
  • Type and style of bathroom
  • Budget
  • Features
  • Heating & Ventilation
  • Lighting & Electrics
  • Tiles & Flooring
  • Storage & Layout

Download the bathroom planning checklist


GUIDE #3: Planning a bathroom layout


After you’ve secured your budget and what type of bathroom you’re going to be installing, the next step is to think about the most effective layout. The layout can make or break your design and it will impact how you use your new bathroom each day.

This guide provides practical advice for getting the most from your space. It includes 5 different sections, including graph paper for you to explore your ideas. The area that ‘Planning a bathroom layout’ asks you to consider are:

  1. Does your layout need changing?
  2. Initial steps to designing your new layout
  3. Practical considerations
  4. Know your limits
  5. Explore your ideas

Download the planning a bathroom layout guide


GUIDE #4: Creative bathroom storage ideas


We often hear customers cite a lack of proper storage as one of the most frustrating things about their current bathroom. Without places to store essentials, bathrooms can look messy and cluttered even after just one use. This guide explains the full range of storage options available, including:

  • Vanity units
  • Floating units
  • Shower storage
  • Shelving and cupboards
  • Standalone cabinets
  • Storage accessories
  • Bespoke storage

Download this guide to creative bathroom storage


GUIDE #5: The FAQs


Bathroom planning involves a lot of questions. And you want clear answers to these questions before you go ahead with any work. We’ve pulled together this guide from all the different bathroom planning related questions we get asked by customers.

It covers everything from the cost and length of installation period, to how much disruption to expect to your home. It’s designed to put your mind at ease regarding any concerns you have and help you feel more informed about the whole process.

Download the bathroom planning FAQs


We hope this has provided you with a good overview of how the bathroom planning process should work. Do you have any questions? Or perhaps you’d like to arrange a free bathroom survey with us? Get in touch with us on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing


Latest PDF Guide

We talk you through everything you need to know about planning a bathroom that’s far from simply being functional. We hope you find it useful, inspiring and that it becomes your ‘go-to’ guide for all of your bathroom projects.

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