Many people dream of a bathroom design and layout that feels like a sanctuary. Some people love their bathroom design to include sleek clean lines, others indulge with a farmhouse style bathroom with dried flowers and decorative knick-knacks.
Irrespective of what your personal bathroom style might be, your dream bathroom begins with a great cutting edge bathroom layout.
What is a cutting edge bathroom layout?
Cutting edge design is the latest most advanced creation. It is one that best conquers the space implementing energy and artistic design in your home.
A great floor plan is all about achieving great functionality while also creating aesthetic design. It puts the beautiful items on show, e.g. vanity or freestanding bathtub which then has the ability to become the focal point of the space. The focal point is the place in the space which the eye is naturally most drawn to. On the other hand, the toilet pan should be hidden as much as possible and not to be the focal point of your bathroom.
Whether you wish to construct a new home or update an existing, it’s imperative to get the layout right.
This short video (below) explains key points to consider when planning your bathroom layout.
Key Points to Remember when creating your bathroom layout
- Leave sufficient walking space
A successful bathroom layout allows for sufficient walking space in-between your bathroom items. It should never feel like a tight squeeze moving from your shower to your wash basin.
- Spacious Counter Top and Wall Mounted Vanity
Great bathrooms always allow for a luxurious and spacious counter top. This then leaves plenty of space around the basin to place your cream pots, perfume bottles and personal items you wish to keep on top. A classic combination is incorporating a stone bench top on a wall mounted vanity with the basin sitting on top. Standard vanity widths are 900, 1000 and 1200mm incorporating a single bowl, and 1500, 1600 and 1800mm for double bowls.
- Accessible Windows
Any windows should be easily accessible, allowing you to open and close it as required without the need to bend over or stepping into the bathtub to reach the handle.
- Balanced Bathroom Design
A successful bathroom design comes down to achieving a well balanced bathroom layout. This means the vanity should ideally stretch wall to wall avoiding cutting short. Everything sits snug in place as if it belongs right here in exactly this spot. This will wow your visitors and make you feel good every time you use the space.
Placement of Fixtures
- Shower Placement
Walk-in-showers with a simple glass screen and no door are state of the art. But unless you wish to dry the floor after every shower session, I’d recommend selecting a glass panel of at least 1.4 metres in width. This way the water splashes onto the screen and not onto the bathroom floor.
- Towel Racks
Once you have decided your bathroom layout, don’t forget to find a good convienient place for your (heated) towel rack.
Bathroom layout to consider
When planning your bathroom it’s important to consider how the layout will affect the space. A traditional bathroom layout is when fixtures are placed along the walls. This is a great way to design, but be aware there are newer layout of design to consider.
A state of the art bathroom layout should be largely in consideration if you are building or renovationing to resale as it could result in a higher resale value of the property. Kitchens and bathrooms sell houses!
To make this layout (above) work, the bathroom spaces needs to measure at least 3.3 by 3.6 metres.
Even with a smaller space than the above measurements there are endless design combinations. Designs and layouts are created to look fantastic as well as being functional for you.
If your dream is an additional bathroom for you to say good-bye to the queues in the mornings, have a read on how to add an ensuite to your master bedroom.
Get yourself some inspiration for your new bathroom and other projects I recently completed.
I can help you to create and develop your own bathroom layout, I would love to help.