There are few rules for bathroom layouts. But there are some principles to keep in mind.
The bathroom is the most used room in your home. Whether it’s pint-sized or fit for a king, you should be concerned about function as well as aesthetics.
Modern bathroom floor plans often incorporate “zones” in order to increase usability. By creating semi-private spaces for showering, bathing, grooming and “necessaries,” it’s possible to expand functionality within the existing “footprint” of physical space.
It also can make sense to think about “wet zones” and dry zones, especially if you have a bath used by several children or by children and adults. By locating a tub and shower in a defined area, either an alcove or a “sub-room” with a door, you can contain splashes and steam, and allow another person use of the rest of the bathroom.
In a spacious bathroom, with ample open space, it is convenient to have a bench, chair or even a chaise for relaxing and pampering, a luxury feature of popular master spa-like retreats.
No matter how you configure your bathroom, provide ample storage for towels, cleaning supplies and personal accessories. Keep grooming supplies and cosmetics handy but out of sight. Your counter will be uncluttered and your personal space will be neat and presentable at all times.
Even a small bathroom can be efficient and attractive. The actual floor plan also plays a role in your choice of materials. Remember that bathrooms look larger with lots of light and “transparent” spaces. That’s the reason glass-walled showers are so popular in modern bathrooms. Opaque or frosted glass will provide a measure of privacy, but it also transmits light and can visually expand the space.
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