3D CGI Bathroom Design Service

We are delighted to introduce our 3D Bathroom Service, which allows you to spend time with one of our experts to create wonderful CGI/CAD 3D rendered images of how your finished bathroom may look, wherever you may be in the UK.

What's Included....

  • Full 3D Bathroom Design Service
  • A named expert for support and advice from start to finish 
  • Fully rendered 3D virtual CAD images
  • Ability to make two rounds of amendments
  • Full costings & itemised quote
  • UK-wide service done virtually by Microsoft Teams/E-mail or in-person in our showroom
  • Initial up front £250.00 cost* per bathroom, refunded off any order made over £1,000 - (*reduced bundle costs for multiple bathrooms available)

Please note, that although this is a bathroom design service, we are not interior designers (e.g. moodboarding, generating potential ideas and themes/schemes). As such, it is vital that before paying for and using the service that you do have an idea of the style, colour theme, products and budget you have in mind as this will alleviate any delays & best help our team to find products that match this, or alternatives that more align with the budget in mind. We want to provide as smooth, efficient and best value service as possible for you.

We also offer a FREE initial consultation for advice, support and any questions about your bathroom or the design service. Click the buttons below to read more in detail what's included

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Get Free Bathroom Advice

Book in with an expert who can discuss your bathroom, the options available, and whether a 3D bathroom design will be worthwhile for you.

Book Free Consultation

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Book Your 3D Bathroom Design

Visit the 3D bathroom design page below to select the number of bathrooms you would like us to design, and pay to book your service.

Book 3D Design Package

Designing a bathroom can be overwhelming. We want to help make this process easier by providing expert guidance and support with our 3D bathroom design package.

This service helps you through every step of the journey: from taking your ideas and preferences to evolve them into a workable concept, helping shape the layout and ideal space, identifying the right products within your budget to fit the style, to bringing that bathroom to life with quality rendered visualisations. It doesn't stop there, as we'll itemise and quote the items, and order the items and arrange delivery at a convenient time for you, as well as being on hand to provide aftersales support from fitting to post-installation.

This can all be done from the comfort of your own home or wherever you may be in the world, to face-to-face and in person in our bathroom showroom, if a friendly face is preferred. We have made this is as affordable as possible with just an up-front cost of £250.00, which is totally refundable if you go on to place an order with us of £1,000 or over.

image of a 3D CGI virtualworlds bathroom design of red tiled bathroom with black shower and washstand, and accessories with moroccan tiled patterned floor

How Does the Bathroom Design Service Work?

  • Book an initial free consultation (if required)
  • Have a look at products and items on our website, or visit our Showroom to get an idea of what you like and put together a basket or written list of products you like (or ideas).
  • Book and pay for the package using the button above or in-store
  • We'll email an initial fact-finding form. Complete this, attaching your bathroom layout, measurements & any useful information to help us. Remember the more information you provide at this stage, the better we can assist you.
  • We'll call to find out any more information, and to let you know we've received it
  • We will create the designs and then organise a convenient time to go through them & chat about any issues or amendments you would like to make
  • Updates to any amends made (2 x amendment rounds - additional amendments after these may be chargeable at our discretion due to the additional time involved).
  • Receive the finished designs to your email inbox from ourselves with a fully itemised quote
  • Order your items & we will knock the cost of the design service off the order, and then be in touch when they are ready to be delivered to you.

How Long Does The Process Take?

From the point we have all the information, the timeframe for receiving your images will be around 3-5 working days approximately. However, this will be dependent on availability and demand at the time, so we will always communicate and agree timeframes from the outset and advise if this service is likely to take longer.

In terms of the time the whole process from start to finish will take, we would usually advise to leave at least 2-4 weeks for the design process. You should start the design process several months in advance of any work taking place to leave enough time for the process, and then to account for the product order timeframes, as these will be subject to availability. Some special order items can also take around 12 weeks to come into us, so it's worth taking this into consideration.

If the process and items ordered finish or come into us sooner, we can hold the items in our warehouse until you are ready for delivery or to receive them.

What Do I Need To Provide?

Whether you are just starting out, or have exactly what you want in mind, before we can start any design, we will need a few things from you. Please note that a failure to provide this information may lead to a delay or extra time required to complete the designs:

  • Any ideas, inspiration, moodboards or information on products and styles you like
  • A bathroom layout with dimensions and locations of key features including windows, doors and soil pipe (don't worry - it doesn't need to be professional!)
  • Any photographs of your existing space
  • An idea of the plumbing system & type of house
  • To have checked with a bathroom fitter in advance to know what is practical/isn't possible to both avoid disappointment & ensure maximum benefit from the service

Can I Get Multiple Bathrooms Designed?

Yes, you can get multiple bathroom designed. It works in exactly the same way, except we offer bundle rates and costs in this instance to make it slightly more affordable. These are priced at:

  • 2 Bathrooms - £225.00 per bathroom , refunded off each order over £1,000 per bathroom
  • 3 Bathrooms - £200.00 per bathroom, refunded off each order over £1,000 per bathroom

As such you will need to order both bathrooms from us at a total value of £2,000 for 2 bathrooms, or £3,000 for 3 bathrooms, to obtain the full refundable value of the initial cost.

Examples of our Work

FAQs About Bathroom Design Service

What is A 3D Bathroom Design Service?

A bathroom design service offers customers the opportunity to have their desired bathroom brought to life using CGI or CAD design software, providing a realistic glimpse at the finished product. It’s based on your dimensions and any proposed layout changes you want to make, and can include specific products you have identified yourself or with the help of our team. The design features a set of rendered images from various angles, and the service itself can also include pre-purchase and aftersales support as a guiding hand.

Who Designs, or Can Help Me Design, My Bathroom?

We do and can! Our in-house design experts are always ready to help, and they’re vastly experienced in the use of CGI/CAD software. Our program of choice is VirtualWorlds, a platform specifically tailored towards bathroom design.

How Much Do You Charge For Your 3D Bathroom Design Service?

We offer a single package option for customers in terms of 3D Bathroom Design. This costs £250.00 with payment up front to book this service. However, this amount is refundable if you go on to purchase bathroom items from us, and the order value for each room is over £1,000.

For more information on why we charge for this service, please see the next question, where we have answered this.

We also offer a free consultation service which lets you speak to a member of our team to discuss your bathroom project (see further information below), and you do not have to book the design service to get dedicated time with a member of our team.

Why Do You Charge For Your Bathroom Design Service?

Firstly, we appreciate that customers want to make their project as affordable as possible, and this is an extra additional cost that may not necessarily have been forecasted into your budget.

It is worth noting initially that the package is only non-refundable if you choose to buy the products elsewhere or spend less than £1,000 with us. If you do buy from us, spending above the £1,000 threshold, we’ll give you this back off your order, meaning that this is practically free.

The reason we charge or offer these at an up-front cost is due to the fact that spending time on design projects requires a significant time investment from our design experts and colleagues, with no commitment from yourself to purchase the items from us after the designs have been created. Additionally, any amends also require further time to change any designs and render the images. This is in addition to the ongoing software licensing costs from VirtualWorlds to create these eye-catching designs for you, which we do have to pay for annually.

How Do You Compare to Other Companies?

While we know that other retailers offer similar services, we prefer to focus on ourselves and what we can do for you. Ultimately, we have tried to price this fairly and competitively and pride ourselves on the time and delivery to create the bathroom of your dreams. Regardless of what you purchase, every customer gets the following:

1. Dedicated, named people available to contact throughout the week.

2. Experts with extensive knowledge of the wider bathroom industry, ready to offer guidance every step of the way from pre-purchasing to installation.

3. Recommendations and advice about what may or may not work within a chosen space, preventing any disappointment further down the line plus support throughout the design, buying and post-purchase process (if purchased through ourselves).

Additionally, we’re proud to state that Sanctuary Bathrooms works with reputable suppliers and manufacturers. We don’t simply sell you the cheapest option available, or try to sell you whatever we have left in our warehouse for our own convenience. You can rest assured that the products you choose offer both value and quality, and will be tailored towards your own unique preferences and requirements.

There may be other companies who offer their own version of bathroom design services, some of which will prioritise the above factors. However, many of our customers do in fact come to us after being disappointed with the service elsewhere, and quickly discover that our mantra of putting you first isn’t just empty words. We truly believe in the quality and benefits of our service, and as you can see by our reviews, we’re not alone!

What Are the Advantages of Paying For A 3D Bathroom Design Over Using Free Tools or Software Offered by Other Websites?

Free tools may allow you to create a rough look and floorplans of your bathroom space, but you’ll miss out on the experienced support, safety net and expert guidance that comes with our service. For example, you could end up wasting time on a design that’s incompatible with your bathroom layout or plumbing system. Our design service is all about saving you precious time and energy, putting a stop to any potential frustration or disappointment.

Do You Offer Any Kind of Free Service?

Yes! If you’re unsure about what exactly you need, whether a design service is needed or even right for you, or simply to find out more about our service and the team plus get a feel for us as a company, you can click here to book a free 30-minute consultation with a member of our friendly team. Once arranged, we’ll take the time to understand your requirements and direct you towards the best package for you, explaining the service thoroughly. We’ll answer any questions you may have, as well as chip in with advice whenever we can.

If you like what you’re hearing, we can then put together a full quote for you to view, take away and mull over in your own time. There’s no obligation to purchase, and we won’t pressure you into jumping into anything you’re not 100% sure about.

Is Your 3D Bathroom Design Service UK-wide or Just Local? Can I Have My Bathroom Designed Online?

Our bathroom design service is available to anybody residing in Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland), from the Highlands of Scotland to the coastline of Dorset! Our service can be completed remotely via email, phone and Microsoft Teams, or in person at our Leeds showroom. We’ll send you a quick post-purchase email with a simple form to fill out specifying your preferred communication method. For Northern Irish/Republic of Ireland/International customers, see the next question.

What About Ireland and Internationally?

While we can do designs for customers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we’re unfortunately unable to ship items out to either of these regions currently. We always want to help any customer but we must state that because of this, our design service would be entirely non-refundable in these areas at this time, unfortunately.

Regarding international customers, we’re sadly not experts in other countries’ plumbing systems, regulations or specific installation requirements. As such, while we can offer guidance on individual bathroom products to those outside the UK and Ireland, we may not be able to accommodate a 3D Bathroom Design service. In both instances, we would always ask you to check ahead and we'll liaise in the best way we can before you purchase.

Is it Always Worth Paying For a 3D Design Service As Part of my Bathroom Project?

Every customer is unique, and we don’t offer a blanket recommendation that everyone should opt for a 3D design project. For instance, if you’re just looking for a quick bathroom refresh while keeping the same layout, or simply seeking a few individual products to enhance your existing space, a full 3D design is probably an unnecessary expense. On the flip side, if you are a first-time bathroom buyer, building a bathroom from scratch, or looking for a complete renovation, then investing in a 3D design service could be hugely beneficial.

In short, it’s entirely up to you whether you’d like to make use of the service or not, and our team is always happy to sit down and help you come to an impartial and informed decision. We offer expert advice and straightforward quotes, and we’re passionate about ensuring that everyone arrives at the bathroom of their dreams via the path best suited to them.

What Should I Consider When Designing a Bathroom?

In short, the primary factors to consider can be summarised in the following points:

1. Budget – How much you’re prepared to invest in the project, including the fitting costs and purchase of the items.
2. Timeframes – When you want to upgrade your space, as well as when fitters may be available.
3. Style/theme – Get inspiration from numerous sources and identify the colours you love, and consider whether you’re looking for a modern, traditional or transitional design.
4. Features/products – Think about the type of products that will fit in with your chosen theme and preferences, in terms of both aesthetics and practicality. Also, think about who is using your space and what items may be necessary for them.
5. Plumbing system – consider what type of system you have and which products can work with it.

Ahead of any bathroom design, you will need to understand what type of system of you have. You’ll also need to have created a floorplan of your space, with dimensions and any notable features that need to be considered (such as recesses, for example). Knowledge of whether you have an internal or external soil pipe and its location would be beneficial too.

To make things a little easier, we’ve put together to a handy guide on what to consider when buying and upgrading a bathroom suite.

Do You Offer Installation After Designing & Ordering the Items?

We do not offer installation, unfortunately. You would need to source your own fitter, although we are more than happy to help with any installation questions or issues that you or your fitter may have. We can also liaise with product manufacturers to offer further guidance.

I Have Another Question That Hasn’t Been Answered, How Can I Get in Touch?

We’d love to hear from you! If you have any questions at all that haven’t been answered here, please do drop us a line via any of the methods listed on our Contact Us page. We’re always updating this page too, so any questions or feedback you have will allow us to provide a better and smoother experience going forwards.