How to plan your new bathroom layout

The bathroom is one of the most frequently used spaces in a home and getting the layout right can make a big difference in how enjoyable and functional the space is. Here are some tips to help you create a bathroom design that is both stylish and practical.

Maximise the available space

When planning a bathroom design, the first thing to consider is how people will move through the space. You want to ensure enough room to move around comfortably and that the most critical fixtures (such as the sink, toilet, shower, or tub) are easy to access. With small bathrooms, it’s essential to maximise the available space. One way to do this is by choosing space-saving fixtures, such as a wall-hung toilet or a compact vanity. Another option is to create storage space in unexpected places, such as the area above the door or in a recessed niche.

Plan for storage

Bathrooms are notorious for being short on storage space, so planning and incorporating plenty of storage into your layout is essential. Built-in shelves, cabinets, and freestanding storage units like baskets and bins are good examples of clever storage options in innovative bathroom installation. If you are renovating an existing bathroom, assess ways to use unused space, such as the area above the toilet or a corner of the room. And if you have a new bathroom installation, work with your contractor or designer to create custom storage solutions that meet your specific needs.

Choose the right fixtures

The fixtures we choose for bathrooms can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the space. Whether you prefer a classic, traditional style or something more modern and sleeker, make sure your fixtures match your style and the overall design of your home. When it comes to toilets and sinks, there are a wide variety of options, including one-piece or two-piece toilets, pedestal sinks, and under-mount sinks. Regarding showers and baths, consider features like a rain showerhead, a built-in bench, or a freestanding bath to make the space feel more luxurious.

Think about aesthetic considerations

In addition to the practical considerations of your bathroom design, you also want to think about the space’s overall aesthetic. This can include choosing a colour scheme that complements the rest of your home and selecting fixtures and finishes that match your style. Contemplate adding design elements, such as a feature wall or a decorative tile backsplash, to add interest to the space. And remember the details, such as towel bars and toilet paper holders, which can also contribute to the overall look and feel of the room.

Don’t forget about the ventilation

Finally, ensure your bathroom has good ventilation to prevent mould and mildew. Installing an extractor fan or providing the bathroom windows can open and close correctly are two such ways. If you renovate an existing bathroom, having a professional inspect your ventilation system to confirm it works properly is a good idea. Contact us today if you are looking for an expert team to provide a new bathroom installation.