17 May 2012

How to Become a Bathroom Designs Professional

Does the planning and building of bathrooms fascinate you? Then you might consider a career in decoration, renovation or construction. Planning and building this room is very different to any other space in the house, as it requires careful consideration of materials – particularly the effects large amounts of running water, steam and condensation have on a variety of surfaces – as well as the comfort and safety of the user.

A bathroom designs professional needs to have expertise and knowledge in a range of fields, such as building skills and techniques, plumbing technology and practices, interior design and project management. A bathroom designer who can handle the entire process, from creative concept to installation will be able to market themselves to the large portion of customers who don’t want to coordinate multiple tradespeople on one project.

If you want to begin a career in bathroom installation, you will need to become proficient in the trades used most in this space, such as plumbing, tiling and plastering. These skills form the foundation of all plans for this room, from the most basic to the wildly extravagant. There are many different training centres, TAFEs and apprenticeship programs you can use to gain experience in these fields.

Bathroom design professionals also need to have interior design training to learn about the basic process that applies to all decorative and functional procedures. These courses also teach students how to respond creatively to the client’s specifications and how to communicate and plan well to ensure that all aspects of the original brief are met.