The only place that could give you the privacy you need from everything that’s been going around your house, a place that offers you a lot of time to think before you go on with your day—a place where tranquility is best known for—no other than your lovely and peaceful bathroom. It’s only natural why a great sigh of relief is given from the moment you sit down and just observe the stillness of life.
Layout Your Bathroom
Some homeowners though are not happy with their own “Place of Zen and Peace” because of the common reason– and that’s they look filthy even when they’ve just recently cleaned it or maybe because it’s just too cramped and the assimilation of the space has never been thought through.
If you’re one of them, then this here can help you sort things out in your bathroom to finally make it worth the pause—with the help of this article, we’ll layout your bathroom properly the way it should be in the easiest and hassle-free way.
1. Measure the area
We all know that bathrooms are not that quite spacious but with the right layout you’d be quite surprised with how it feels wider than it looks—and much relaxing I might add—but before that, you need to know how big is small. It’s important to measure your bathroom to better assimilate the space that is given and accommodate everything needed inside—including you.
With this, you can now visualize the how your bathroom could look like with the right things in place, which leads us into the next one;
2. Planning the layout
When you plan your layout, make sure you include who also uses the bathroom other than yourself, or will it accommodate more than one person inside. Planning also includes a theme that would make the bathroom leave a lasting impression not just to you but to the people that have been inside it.
This phase will let you put your vision for your bathroom into a paper. Trying to puzzle out the fixtures and other things so that everything would fit into the right place.
3. Arranging the fixtures
It’s really important to know where you put the right fixtures in place—according to experts, as soon as you open the door the first thing you should be seeing in a bathroom should be at least the sink, followed by the water closet (toilet), and then the center and farthest would be the shower or bathtub.
Shower & Bathtub layout
For the shower and the bathtub though, you can have them both or just one of the other, it depends on your preference but most of the times, you should need to consider the space given. If the place is small enough to accommodate both fixtures then practically you should just pick one, although you can also make a little adjustment if you really want to achieve both.
An ingenious design would let you do that—an over-bath shower design layout. This is where you install a shower head just above your bathtub, or if a fixed shower head is hard enough to install, you can just install one of those hand-held showers.
Although you can do this on your own, it is still strongly advised that you should consult to a professional, that way you could be sure of what you’re doing and it won’t be a huge mess in the end, and also it could support your local professionals in the community.
If you have that big room for both without cutting on space, then a separate shower and a bathtub would most likely be the case. A shorter bath would be a proficient choice— for some occasional dip in the tub or for playing around while taking your kids for a bath, or even washing the dog—to leave some good amount of space for your walk-in shower.
A side tip: you can place your shower on the corner and place your tub adjacent to it to really make the space productive.
Along tub would be the best choice if you’re going to have a bathtub alone in your bathroom, with a lot of legroom inside so that you could enjoy your nice and warm bath and get cozy up until you’re rejuvenated. There are a lot of factors to be considered though when you pick a tub in your bathroom.
flooring – it’s a no-brainer when it comes to baths, most likely your floor would be wet, and you need to have a floor finish that has a grip on you, a non-slip floor tile would do the trick. It needs a bit of maintenance though but it is safe enough for you.
Heating and ventilation – ventilation should also be observed most especially in tight and narrow spaces like bathrooms. Looking for better ventilation orientation is needed, consult with your experts about this, but you can also install an exhaust fan. Either way, you’d get to have proper oxygen circulation inside your bath. For the heat, you need to install a heater system, again, to contact an expert—like plumbers—should be advised.
The same goes to the shower layout, but the nice thing about showers is that they only consume little space.
And there’s also a lot of reasons why remodel a bathroom to include water tank connection and additions, one would be you can put some features that could save up your water consumption inside your bath, and not to mention it can cut up your monthly water bills.
No matter how small or big your bathroom is, as long as you follow these tips, you can most certainly maximize even the slightest of space and finally have that calm and soothing space all on your own—even just for a while.