Small bathroom Design floor Plan
I’ve created some pages of bathroom layouts to help you on your way on your building or remodeling project. Well designed bathrooms are an important part of a well designed home. And the thing about bathroom layouts is that they can’t be changed without huge expense and upheaval once they’re built.
Check out the principles of good bathroom design.
You can find more detail on all the symbols used in these bathroom pages on the floor plan symbols page.
On this page we’ll go over the principles of good bathroom design, bathroom design considerations and decisions on bathroom fixtures.
Principles of Good Bathroom Design
- The bathroom must have sufficient space to use the bathroom, not just space for the fixtures. The door to the bathroom must be easy to move around and there should be space for taking clothes on and off and enough room for a people to dry themselves.
- There needs to be appropriate storage, accessories (mirror please) and counter space.
- The bathroom needs to be located in a private position in the floor plan within easy reach of the bedrooms.
- Access to natural light if possible and are well lit.
- Located efficiently next door to or above or below other rooms using water such as other bathrooms, the kitchen and the utility room.
Bathroom layout considerations
Here’s some more things that you should take into consideration when designing your bathroom layout.
- Try to think of your bathroom as having wet and dry zones. Wet zones are where the floor is likely to get wet (beside the bath and just outside the shower) and dry zones – well everywhere else. If possible, try to locate wet zones out of the path of dry zones. There’s nothing more annoying than having a shower, then coming back in 10 minutes later to brush your teeth and getting soggy feet.
- Will the toilet be in the same room or a separate room from the rest of the bathroom? This can be handy as it allows someone to have a shower at the same time as someone is using the WC.
- For daily washing showering has become the norm (except perhaps for babies). For many people having a bath is now considered a relaxing past time. So I’ve been thinking it might be an option to have a separate room just for the bath.
- Would raising the bath up a little, or sinking it into the floor add some design interest to your bathroom?
- Think about the line of site from the bathroom door. It’s best to keep the toilet away from the door to avoid it becoming the view if the bathroom door is left open.
- Consider having niches built in to the design. Niches can be useful for a storage cabinet, for storing items used in the shower or for displaying a plant or piece of art (waterproof of course).
- There’s the option of designing dividing walls in the bathroom for the shower walls, or to give the feeling of sectioning the wash basin area or water closet away from the rest of the bathroom.
- If you're installing a glass shower cubicle make sure the door handle isn't going to bang into it and smash it.