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Many Dirumah projects follow a process similar to the one below. What is really interesting about this project is the limited space available in relation to the wishes and requirements of the customer. Being the realisation of a bath tub, a separate shower and a double sink.

The entire process is written in steps on this page, so that you can get a good impression of how Dirumah works, what our products look like and in which manner the products evolve towards the end-state.

Dirumah always makesseveral designs, all with a clear description, so that the residents have several options to choose from and even the possibility to combine choices between designs.

In this design Dirumah was asked to define the colours and to propose the bathroom tiles. It is unclear if the residents stuck with the colours and the tiles, but we hope we have inspired them to make their own choice. So that they can enjoy their bathroom for many years to come.

Dirumah Interior Visuals designs a bathroom

The design process

STEP 1 - Wishes and requirements

It started with a sketch of the room and some photos sent in chat messages  by the contractor the residents hired. 

On the sketch below, you can see there is a door. One of the photos of the old situation showed a  window opposite of the door.

The contractor contacted us, as the residents, could not decide on a layout that would work for them. They knew what they wanted, but how to best locate everything, was difficult.

It was quite a list, with a bath tub, a separate shower and a double sink and closet for storage.

Sketch of the room that came with the request

STEP 2 - Concept drawings

Starting with 2D drawings in black and white that include measurements which can  be used by the contractor when building. Then on to 3D drawings to get a feel of the dimensions and whether or not a layout can work. Being a small area the challenge really is if everything fits and whether there is enough room to move around. Last but not least you don’t want to get wet when brushing your teeth for example when another person is taking a shower.

Normally 3 drawings with different layouts are designed, but due to the limited space available, we only saw two options.

First bathroom concept, including measurements, a bath tub and a shower

The first concept drawing

This first option meet all requirements. There is enough space to move around and the distance between the shower and the sink is sufficient to avoid getting wet when someone is taking a shower when you are brushing your teeth.

The only thing that is bothering, is the entrance to the bath tub. It is not optimal and therefore time to start drawing the second option.

First bathroom concept in 3D with bath tub and shower, seen from above
Second bathroom concept, including measurements, bath tub and shower with seperate bathroom sinks
Second bathroom concept in 3D seen from above, including measurements, bath tub and shower with seperate bathroom sinks

The second concept drawing

This second design also meets all requirements whilst leaving more than enough space to move around.

At first there was no door between the shower and the sink area, but tests showed that drops from a person taking a shower could end up in the sink area. Making the floor wet, which is annoying.

For that reason we fitted a sliding door between to divide the dry area from the wet area.

STEP 3 - Finalising one design

The customer asked us to finalise the second design and to include colours and tiles Dirumah would prefer in this design. In this phase details are added such as space to store shampoo and soap close to the shower and also hangers for bath towels located in such a place that they remain dry even when taken a shower. Most of the time the devil is in these details. They are easily overseen and when not planned in advance, might even become annoying irritators when using the space.

A lighting plan is included as well, so that the contractor and his electrician understand how the cabling should run and how much is needed to get good lighting in every location. If you want to read a book in bath, it is nice to have sufficient lighting available above the bath thub.

Chosen bathroom design in 3D and color. Seen from above with a bath tub, a shower with a sliding door seperating the area with the bathroom sinks
Final bathroom concept in 3D and color, seen from aside. Including a bath tub, a shower and a sliding door that seperates the bathroom sink area

STEP 4 - Documents and artist impressions

In the final stage, documents and drawings are collected in one file with a Dirumah narrative explaining the thoughts, ideas and challenges faced during the design process. This way the customer is taken along in the design process. Also this phase includes the artist impressions which gives a real time idea of what the design looks like.

Final bathroom design in color and rendered, giving an idea of what the bathroom will look like when finished
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Chamber of Commerce (The Netherlands)

Name: Dirumah Interior Visuals

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