What is the Perfect Bathroom Layout?
An integral part of any bathroom remodel is choosing the right layout, after taking into consideration many factors such as the space, comfort, plumbing lines, personal preferences and the things you want to keep.
Below are some tips to choose a perfect bathroom layout.
An important consideration for any bathroom design is privacy. If your bathroom is large enough, then it’s a good idea to create a separate toilet compartment to avoid putting the toilet in the direct line-of-sight from your vanity. Even in the case of smaller bathrooms, you can move the toilet to the side, so that it’s a little “inside.” While creating this partition between your vanity and toilet, avoid solid walls as this can make many people feel claustrophobic. Instead opt for walls made of tempered glass that obscures views without blocking the light.
If you like to soak in a tub and relax at the end of a long day, then go for a tub that best matches the size of your bathroom. Today, you have bath tubs in all shapes and sizes. So, keep in mind the size and your personal preferences while picking the right one. On the other hand, if you’re not a big fan of tubs or have a small bathroom, opt for luxurious walk-in showers instead.
A practical consideration you need to make while planning the remodel of your bathroom is the existing plumbing setup. Remodeling costs will increase if you want to alter your existing plumbing lines. So, depending on your budget, you either change these lines or simply swap sinks, toilets, and showers to connect with the plumbing lines. Even consider hiring a licensed plumbing person to assess your bathroom, and provide the right suggestions.
After taking the above factors into consideration, choose from one of the layout types mentioned below.
Below are some sample bath layout types that give you an idea of the designs you can create for your bathroom.
Single wet wall
In this type of layout, all plumbing is confined to a single wet wall. This is where the sink, toilet, and the bath area are in the same line. This is a popular design that is ideal when you’re working within a small budget or space. The only downside is it limits your design choices.
If you want to have extra storage space in your bathroom, then opt for a design where two sinks open from adjacent storage areas. Also, design your master closet in such a way that it obscures the toilet, so that it’s not in the direct line of sight from the vanity.
If you prefer walk-in showers, it gives your greater flexibility in design, as you can choose to have a bigger shower area, two sinks, an extra linen closet or a larger vanity, depending on what you want. A variation could even be the addition of a window or a tempered glass door between the vanity and the shower.
We hope these ideas inspire you to create the perfect bathroom layout. Be sure to check out our great home remodeling services that tend to all of your home upgrade needs.