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Guide to Designing your Dream Bathroom, With Practical Layout Ideas

Guide to Designing your Dream Bathroom, With Practical Layout Ideas

What to consider when designing your bathroom

Whether you're renovating your bathroom or starting from scratch, one of the very first steps in either process is planning your bathroom layout. While it’s easy to get caught up in the designs and colour choices of it all, you want to ensure that you are creating a space that is practical and functions as you need it to!

We share some of our tips on how to plan bathroom layout, along with the tools we offer at The Blue Space to help make this process easier.

What to consider when designing your bathroom

Whether you're renovating your bathroom or starting from scratch, one of the very first steps in either process is planning your bathroom layout. While it’s easy to get caught up in the designs and colour choices of it all, ultimately you want to ensure that you are creating a space that is practical and functions as you need it to!

We share some of our tips on how to plan bathroom layout, along with the tools we offer at The Blue Space, to help make this process easier.

How to design bathroom layout

If this is your first time renovating or building, then you might be questioning how you even plan a bathroom layout.

First and foremost it comes down to the type of bathroom you are creating. Is it a family bathroom that will have multiple daily users, an ensuite with one to two users or a small powder room? These questions will help you understand how the space will be used day to day and in turn help with designing a bathroom layout that works for you.


1. Consider the floor plan

The floor plan is a great place to start when brainstorming your bathroom layout ideas. This will help you visualise how much space you have to work with and where important features should sit in relation to the doors and windows.

A floor plan is also a great way to determine how many wet wall’s you will need in a room. Can your sink, shower/bath and toilet fit along one wet-wall, or do they need to be separated across two or three walls? While the size of your bathroom may determine this from the get-go, your budget may also come into play when making this decision as it is cheaper to have one wet wall as opposed to three.

This might seem a little daunting to draw up yourself, so why not try our 3D Bathroom Planner Tool which helps you build, furnish and view your potential bathroom all online. Once you have finished your design it will then be sent to our team of experts who will share their advice and provide a quote for you.


2. Consider the fittings

The great thing about your floor plan is that it will also help you determine which bathroom fittings your space can accommodate.

For those with a little more space you might consider adding a little luxury to the room with a freestanding bath or double vanity - keeping in mind you might need this in the future if you plan to expand your family or if you want to add value to your home for selling purposes.

There are also great options for those of you who have a smaller space to work with. Perhaps you opt for one of our small vanities with a gorgeous glass shower screen, which will give you the illusion of more space. For smaller bathrooms, less is more!

2. Consider the fittings

The great thing about your floor plan is that it will also help you determine which bathroom fittings your space can accommodate.

For those with a little more space you might consider adding a little luxury to the room with a freestanding bath or double vanity - keeping in mind you might need this in the future if you plan to expand your family or if you want to add value to your home for selling purposes.

There are also great options for those of you who have a smaller space to work with. Perhaps you opt for one of our small vanities with a gorgeous glass shower, which will give you the illusion of more space. For smaller bathrooms, less is more!


3. Consider the storage

One thing you do not want to overlook when planning your bathroom, is storage. The good news is that there are storage options for bathrooms of any size and adding storage doesn’t mean you have to make your bathroom layout small.

Try choosing a vanity with plenty of drawer and cupboard space, using long towel rails to optimise on your vertical space, or adding a shower niche in the wall for your shampoo and conditioner bottles.

3. Consider the storage

One thing you do not want to overlook when planning your bathroom, is storage. The good news is that there are storage options for bathrooms of any size and adding storage doesn’t mean you have to make your bathroom layout small.

Try choosing a vanity with plenty of drawer and cupboard space, using long towel rails to optimise on your vertical space, or adding a shower niche in the wall for your shampoo and conditioner bottles.


4. Consider the ventilation

With so much moisture in a bathroom you want to ensure that you have the right ventilation in place to avoid a build-up of condensation. A window alone may not be enough ventilation for the space you have, so it’s a good idea to plan your bathroom layout with this in mind.

Get in contact with our team of experts if you’re not sure what you need, they can help factor this into your bathroom layout from the start.


4. Consider the ventilation

With so much moisture in a bathroom you also want to ensure that you have the right ventilation in place to avoid a build-up of condensation. A window alone may not be enough ventilation for the space you have, so it’s a good idea to plan your bathroom layout with this in mind.

Get in contact with our team of experts if you’re not sure what you need, they can help factor this into your bathroom layout from the start.

What is the best layout for a bathroom?

There’s not one perfect layout when it comes to bathrooms as it really does depend on the shape and size of the space you have available. Generally however, if you are renovating it’s cheaper and easier to keep toilets, showers/baths and sinks in their original positions.

However, if you are still unsure how to go about planning your bathroom then try our Concierge Blue tool. This is a simple online form that asks all about the type of bathroom you are looking to create, including what features you'd like and the overall style you want to achieve. Our expert team will then review your answers and come back to you with a design plan that works for you and is within budget!

 

Both our Concierge Blue and 3D Bathroom Planner Tool are there to help you design the layout of your bathroom, try whichever tool works best for you!

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