Floor Plan for Bathroom – How To Determine The Best One
Developing the best floor plan for a bathroom is a crucial step towards creating your dream space. Achieving the right layout is essential when planning a functional and aesthetically pleasing bathroom. That’s why our interior design team has developed a proven process, which we’re excited to share with you.
Steps for your optimum floor plan for a bathroom
Measure up the bathroom
The ideal layout for your bathroom starts with accurately measuring the dimensions of the space, including windows and doors. This provides the basis for our layout planning.
We then discuss our clients’ bathroom preferences and determine what is most important to them. For example, is a double basin vanity a priority, or would they prefer a bathtub instead if both won’t fit? Do they want a walk-in shower or a traditional shower cubicle?
Optimum floor plan for bathroom explained in video
Read further or view this short video below explaining how to develop a bathroom floor plan.
What do you see when entering the space
We develop the bathroom floor plan once we understand our client’s needs. Our team considers what will be the first thing people see when entering the space. Following, we aim to place a beautiful item there, such as a freestanding bathtub or vanity.
The next step in determining the optimum layout is placing the toilet pan. We aim to disguise it as much as possible, ideally behind the door. However, this may not always be possible, depending on the bathroom’s configuration. In such cases, we opt for a patterned or bold feature wall around the toilet to draw attention away from it.
Floor plan for bathroom with accessible windows
Another consideration is that windows should be easily accessible. You want to open and close them without bending over or stepping into the bathtub to reach the handle.
After successfully placing the bathroom fixtures in our floor plan, the next step is determining the optimal placement of accessories such as towel rails and toilet roll holder.
Know the dimensions to work towards
When planning the optimal floor plan for your bathroom, it’s essential to know the typical dimensions of vanities, bathtubs, showers and toilet pans. While you could measure items at a bathroom showroom like Reece, we’ve already done the hard work for you. We’ve compiled a list of Australian measurements for essential bathroom items. This will make it easy for you to plan your dream bathroom like a professional.
Alternative floor plan for a bathroom to consider
When developing a floor plan for a large bathroom, it’s worth considering an alternative layout to the traditional wall-based design. One option is to create a stunning focal point by placing the bathtub and vanity in the centre of the room, as shown below. Please note that this layout requires a spacious bathroom of at least 3.3 by 3.6 meters to work effectively.
Add another bathroom to your home
Are you tired of waiting in long morning queues for the bathroom? If so, you may be considering adding a bathroom to your home. By carving out a portion of your main bedroom, you can create a functional ensuite that adds convenience and value to your home. As outlined in our article on adding a bathroom to a main bedroom, surprisingly, not much space is required. For additional inspiration, have a look at some bathroom images that we recently renovated for our clients.