Thanks to clever bathroom design tools, it’s now easier than ever to make your own bespoke and highly detailed bathroom plans that can be used to help you with your renovation.

But what exactly are bathroom planners, what are their benefits, and which ones should you consider using?

We’ve looked into a number of our favourite online bathroom planners to help you out.

What are 2D & 3D Bathroom Planner Tools?

Bathroom planner tools, usually found in the form of smartphone apps or websites, allow you to create detailed bathroom plans using your own bathroom’s measurements and scale images of bathroom products.

Gone are the days of having to sketch out ideas on paper, bathroom design tools give you the ability to easily and more accurately map out your bathroom ideas.

They’re usually quite simple to use, too. Many of them feature presets to help you get started quickly and you’ll find bathroom planners in both 2D and 3D, with both types having their own benefits.

The Benefits Of Using An Online Bathroom Planner


Visualisation

When choosing to renovate a bathroom, it’s important that you know exactly what you want your space to look and feel like.

Bathroom design tools and online bathroom planners let you visualise ideas beforehand, usually in vivid detail using renders of the actual products you plan to install.

From flooring and walls to the fixtured and fittings, choosing to use a bathroom planner will give you a greater sense of the potential of your space prior to renovating and give you an opportunity to try out multiple options.

Really thorough planning may even help you discover you have more room to play with than you thought!

Nova Small Cloakroom Suite - Gloss White
Visualising your space prior to renovating is a great way to figure out what works and what doesn’t.

Experimentation

We recommend using bathroom design tools to be as imaginative as possible, testing ideas you’ve always dreamed of but haven’t dared to implement.

With many bathroom planners being available for free and others for nominal monthly fees, they’re a good way to experiment without having to splash out.

Akara Geo Wall and Floor Tiles - 200 x 200mm
Bathroom planners give you freedom to try out ideas that would normally be a little outside of your comfort zone.

Savings

Putting your bathroom’s precise dimensions into a bathroom planner and working out exactly what you need can also help you to stay on budget.

Most of us overestimate the size of fixtures and fittings we need. So, planning carefully for the costlier items such as baths and vanity units, for instance, can lead to significant savings.

Cove 1150mm Vanity Unit Suite + Single Ended Bath
Planning your space with a bathroom design tool may help you realise that big, more expensive furnishings are unnecessary.

Our 3 Favourite Bathroom Design Tools

There are countless paid for and free to use bathroom design tools available online that you can use to plan your bathroom renovation. To help out, we’ve narrowed the list down to three of our favourite online bathroom planners.

1. RoomSketcher

RoomSketcher is one of the most popular bathroom design tools available. You can use it either in your web browser or in the handy app - which is available on both the App Store and the Play Store.

Its free version is great for visualising plans of your entire home (using real products) prior to undertaking any work. For a monthly fee, you’ll gain access to more powerful features, such as professional floor plans, and live 3D floor plans.

2. The Duravit Bath Planner

This impressive online bathroom planner from popular brand Duravit allows you to map out your bathroom’s floor plan, choose the look of its walls and floors, and then deck it out with all the latest Duravit bathroom products.

Once you’re happy with your creation you’ll be able to see a 3D render of it that you can view from any angle.

Duravit DuraStyle 1700 x 750mm Rectangular Bath with Backrest Slope Right + Support Feet
Duravit’s bathroom design tool lets you visualise what the brand’s esteemed products would look like in your own space.

3. The Villeroy and Boch Bathroom Planner

Similar in function to the Duravit option above, the Villeroy and Boch take on online bathroom planners also boasts professional templates to help you get a quick start on your plan.

Once you’ve mapped out your design, you can effortlessly add Villeroy and Boch’s stellar products to finish the space.

Villeroy and Boch O.novo 1800 x 800mm Double Ended Rectangular Bath - UBA180CAS2V-01
Villeroy and Boch baths are exemplary and can act as focal points in many bathroom layouts.


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