How to Plan Your Bathroom Layout the Best Way

 

Bathrooms have come a long way ever since the first flushing toilet was invented in 1596. What was once a purely practical space has now transformed into a place of tranquility and a personal haven for many homeowners.

If you find the idea of planning a bathroom layout daunting, relax, and stop feeling overwhelmed. It’s about proper preparation from the onset, which if you follow these tips your layout should be stylish and easy to plan.

1. Measure Your Bathroom Layout.

Carefully measure the bathroom space, as accurate dimensions are crucial – and be sure to include everything from windows and chimney breasts to doors. Make a rough sketch of your bathroom and include scalable cut-out shapes of the toilet, sink, cabinets, shower, etc. Rearrange them until you find a layout that works best for you and offers adequate leg space for moving about.

2. Sanitaryware and Layout.

Think about how you use your bathroom fixtures and in what order. For example, it’s usually recommended to install the basin nearest to the door, as it’s often the last stop in most bathroom routines. Things like the loo and other fittings can be located further into your bathroom.

3. Flooring.

It’s important to choose a water-resistant surface that won’t be slippery when wet. Although there are many materials that can be considered for bathroom flooring, high-quality porcelain tiles have always been the first choice due to them being low in maintenance, stain-proof, and easy to clean.

4. Lighting and Home Automation.

The last thing you want to experience when rushing to the bathroom in the morning is a dark and dingy space. Take into account how the illumination levels can contribute to a relaxing ambiance. Position the main fixture in the center of the room to provide the required brightness for everyday tasks like showering. Some homeowners choose task lighting around mirrors for activities like applying makeup and brushing teeth.

5. Heating and Ventilation.

Avoid a damp space in your bathroom by ensuring there is a window and/or suitable extractor fan to help bring in fresh air.

Think about how you use your bathroom fixtures and in what order. For example, it’s usually recommended to install the basin nearest to the door, as it’s often the last stop in most bathroom routines. Things like the loo and other fittings can be located further into your bathroom.

Perhaps after you begin planning you realize that your layout is already exactly what you want but you are just unhappy with the worn look of your fixtures. This is where porcelain refinishing companies, like Total Koatings, come in to play. They can refinish that old ugly porcelain to look brand new. New color, no stains and they can even repair rust and chips. This is a fast and affordable way to change the look of the bathroom. With the money you save replacing the tube sink and tile you can splurge on the flooring, cabinets, lighting, or other accessories.

Just be aware that all refinishing, sometimes referred to as reglazing, products and contractors are not the same. Do some research to ensure the products used in your home are non-toxic, long-lasting, and have a warranty.

 

 

 

Author: Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith is the founder and co-owner at Total Koatings, Inc in Sarasota, Florida. This is a family franchise business owned by Jerry and daughter Jodie Smith with Jerry's sons Steve and Randy both factory trained technicians along with other non-family staff. Serving Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties since 2006 with thousands of satisfied customers.

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