Hire a bathroom designer by asking recommendations from family and friends, checking credentials and interviewing shortlisted candidates, according to Better Homes and Gardens. It is important to create a list of goals first and set a budget when hiring a designer.
Ask to see the work of several candidates in person after checking their portfolios, says Better Homes and Gardens. Additionally, confirm if the designers are certified by contacting the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It is essential to hire a qualified professional with specialized training or expertise in bathroom design.
When interviewing potential designers, show the room’s dimensions and arrangement, and create a sample layout or show photos of the intended outcome, states Better Homes and Gardens. This allows the designer to understand the scale of the project. Communicate clearly with the bathroom designer to make sure the desired result is achieved. Gather pictures that represent the ideas and elements that should be incorporated into the bath design.
Go to showrooms and open houses, read manufacturer’s brochures and record useful details, recommends Better Homes and Gardens. Gather plenty of useful examples, and compile them in a folder or notebook. Create lists that describe all the features that should be included in the new bath design, unwanted features and a rough budget. It also helps to add a wish list of extra items that may fit the budget.