The right bathroom layout can make a huge difference in the appearance and functionality of the entire space. That’s why it is one of the most important aspects you should look into during the initial phase of your remodel. To help you get started, we share some of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when planning your bathroom layout.
DO consider storage. One key component that your bathroom needs is storage – lots of it. However, to make sure it fits within the layout you are aiming for, you have to come up with a clever solution. For instance, you can use the area above the door and toilet. Barren wall spaces can be filled with cabinets and shelves. If you are working with a small floor space, narrower storage options are a great option.
DON’T place the toilet where it is facing the door. One of the most common bathroom layout mistakes involves placing the toilet somewhere where you can easily see it as soon as you swing open the door. You want the space to look appealing as you enter, which is why it makes sense to locate the toilet where it won’t be seen right away, be it on the side of the room or near behind the open door.
DO create separate zones. There’s nothing wrong with creating bathroom zones, especially if you have a big enough space to work on for your layout. A typical bathroom can be split into three zones: shower, vanity and toilet. These can be separated by simply putting a stud wall into the center of your bathroom. This can add appeal to your bathroom while also making it look luxurious.
DON’T settle for fixtures that are too big for the space. A big bathtub may look nice, but it will only look out of place because it is taking up a great amount of space. Make sure that your bathtub, vanity and shower are scaled to the size of your bathroom.
Make your bathroom renovation as smooth-sailing and hassle-free as possible with the help of Highland Design + Build. Our team is committed to making sure that your bathroom layout that’s both stunning and functional. Call us now at (205) 968-6000, or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.