Here at Freshwater Interior Design, we have seen many different types of bathroom design and bathroom layouts. We have seen bathrooms that function beautifully and bathrooms where you squeeze around a door to get to the toilet. When it comes to a successful bathroom design, there are many different components that must all come together functionally in a relatively small space. Therefore, it is a great idea to consult a bathroom design professional.
If you are redesigning a bathroom in an already constructed home, you may be somewhat limited by the existing walls and layout. However, if major problems exist in this layout, it may be worth the cost of renovations to expand the bathroom or move plumbing as needed. It is always a good idea to start with the reasons and goals you have for your bathroom design. What do you want from your new bathroom? What is your budget? What do you like about the bathroom now? What must absolutely change about it?
Here are some of the key elements to consider as we complete your bathroom design:
- Bathtub or shower (or both): If you have room for a separate bathtub and shower, this is generally the preferred option, but in compact ensuite bathrooms or other smaller spaces, a shower over tub can give you flexibility with a smaller footprint.
- Vanity: This is another major element of bathroom design and it must function for organization and your countertop needs.
- Wall tiles and flooring: It is important that you choose materials that will last in the challenging environment of a bathroom.
- Storage and organization: Storage solutions can help keep the bathroom from feeling cluttered and help keep everything organized.