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All good bathrooms offer a sense of relaxation. And, all good designs address careful planning, lighting, and flooring ideas, accessories, and more. A is much more than just a space for bathing and performing morning chores. It’s also a space for retreat and comfort. So, if you spark some creativity, you can take your up a few notches and make it the most aesthetic of your house.

Bathrooms are generally considered to have the least style quotient. But, if you incorporate all the elements of the carefully, you can pepper the area with style and jazz. Whether it is a small or a master bathroom, with proper planning and styling, you can get the of your dreams without having to compromise on the style or functionality.

The key to a successful designing idea is looking beyond the space. It should complement the rest of the space but also leave a striking impact on the users and occupants. In addition to the design, the layout plays a crucial role too. Every square inch of the must be considered duly. Also, you must carefully plan the number of plumbing fixtures, cabinets, size of and tubs, and inclusion of other accessories beforehand.

 

Contents

 

Functional Zones

Just like a kitchen layout works perfectly around the work triangle, the functional areas of a must remain placed around a central space too. Unlike a kitchen, a does not have a fixed number of functional zones. So, it mostly depends on your lifestyle. But you must also give due consideration to the plumbing, ventilation, drains, etc. while planning your idea.

Some important functional zones for your design:

 

Vanity

This area includes a piece of storage furniture, a countertop, a sink or basin, and a mirror. Also, in a master idea, one can install double sinks for more feasibility. These work best in homes with large families or children.

 

bathroom vanity unit
Stylish vanity

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Shower & Tub Combination

This old setup still remains in trend. A bathtub with a right over it saves space and remains quite functional. Also, you can install a spa or tub in your if it allows that much space.

 

Modern Style Bathtub and Shower
Modern Style Bathtub and

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Toilet

A toilet remains an inseparable zone of a idea. Yet, you wouldn’t want it to remain the focal point. So, the designer must place it very carefully to avoid usage difficulty but also maintain the glamour of the bathroom.

 

 toilet seat
toilet seat

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General tips for a great

 

Count the users

How many people will use the bathroom? This data remains important to dictate the number and area of sinks, storage, and other essentials of a bathroom.

 

Decide the location of the toilet

Whether you wish to renovate the or plan a new one, carefully position the toilet. A poorly placed toilet not only hampers the but will also create plumbing issues later on.

 

Plan storage

Do the users wish to store towels and linens in the bathroom? Also, do they want to stack extra supplies in it too? The designer must ask these questions beforehand to determine the storage space required in the design.

 

Don’t compromise on space

Regardless of the size of the bathroom, there remain some rules and regulations for the dimensions of certain elements of the bathroom. A toilet needs 30 inches of area, a needs 30×30 inches of space, and the centerline of a sink should remain at least 20 inches off the wall. DO NOT JAM TOO MANY THINGS into a small design.

 

Smartly overlap space

To do away with the challenge of space crunch in a small design, overlap the clearance. For example, double the space for the entrance to your tub as a part of the clear space near the toilet.

 

Keep it open

Not literally! But give it a look of openness while still privatizing it. You can install a partial between the washroom and the toilet or a frosted glass panel. Also, a glass panel needs a channel on the to secure it. It takes hardly ½ to 5/8 inch of space. Thus, you have your privacy without feeling claustrophobic.

 

Make it inclusive

If the user uses a wheelchair, the must have at least 5 feet of open space to make a 180-degree turn. Also, install grab bars for elderly users.

 

Slip-resistant floors

Increasing the grout lines of the floor increases the slip resistance. Thus, the becomes safer to use.

 

Ventilation in

Vents serve the significant function of giving an escape route to the damp air along with ushering out odors. Also, a without proper ventilation can cause severe structural damage to the house.

A vent must not simply exhaust air out of the and into the attic. This causes leaky ceilings and walls. Also, it results in seepage issues. So, a less than 100 square feet must have an exhaust that offers 1 CFM per square feet air change.

CFM= Cubic feet per minute

Also, showers, bathtubs, and toilets need 50 CFMs each. A jetted tub requires 100 CFM.

So, a layout of 20×12 feet area with a standard tub, a shower, and a toilet will need 150 CFM of vent power.

 

ventilation options

 

ceiling fans for ventilation of big and small bathroom designs with floor concepts
Fans for ventilation

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Ceiling fans

The ceiling fans remain recessed into the ceiling. Also, a vent duct runs to the outdoors for smooth air passage.

 

In-line fans

These fans are less noisy than ceiling fans. Also, they remain connected to a single motor housed along the duct run. So, you can install multiple fans in your bathroom.

 

mount fans

If you have a living space above the bathroom, avoid ceiling ventilation solutions. On the contrary, mount fans on an exterior and install the motor right at the vent’s exit point.

 

Smart vent switches

These switches come with humidity sensors. Thus, when the becomes moist, the sensors turn on the fan. Also, the automatic timer switches turn off the after a while too.

 

Fenestration positioning in

 

small bathroom with ceiling design and floor
Smartly placed fenestration in a beautiful

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Fenestration planning and designing have evolved as an essential architectural element. In addition to allowing movement in and out of the room, it also acts as a thermostat and a means to allow visual extension of the room. Also, the location, design, and size of the and windows dictate the sustainability and efficiency of the space.

In order to maintain privacy and offer livability to the bathroom, you can install fenestration in the following ways:

  1. Place the door and window above the normal eye level.
  2. Use an indirect visual frame such as frosted glass.
  3. Expose the opening of the window in a non-accessible area.
  4. Keep the height of the window over the WC. So, your will remain well-ventilated and odorless.
  5. Install taller instead of wider ones for better space utilization.

 

Colour scheme in

The colour of the not only makes it look visually delightful but also impacts the size and feel of the space. So, to create the right mood for a you need the right colour scheme.

Also, colour remains the key element when it comes to design. It balances all the other elements of the and enhances them. But selecting the right colour scheme remains an art form.

 

BAthroom colour
Understand Colour Psychology

 

So, we have curated a list of the most preferred colours for you. Choose your favourite according to your personality and make your a more personal affair. Also, understand the colour psychology to decide your picks.

Sr. No. Colour Colour Psychology Guide
1. Orange Sociable, intelligent, harmonious, satisfied
2. Red Passionate, energetic, vibrant, affectionate, lively
3. Green Youthful, natural, healthy, emotional, loving
4. Yellow Uplifting, growing, new, optimistic, crisp
5. Pink & Purple Wealthy, young, elite, peppy, fun
6. Blue Fresh, calm, stable, luxurious, creative
7. White Radiant, pure, clean, contemporary, bright
8. Grey Neutral, focused, mature, calm
9. Brown Warm, relaxed, classic, rich, organic
10. Black Confident, classy, strong, dignified, balanced, formal

Based on the colour psychology guide, you can select your favourite colours for your bathroom.

Click here to check out some wonderful bathroom colour design ideas

 

Bathroom Plumbing

Incorporating plumbing into the remains a challenging affair. So, for an architect or an designer, it becomes important to plan the plumbing during the initial stages of planning.

  1. Always adhere to the plumbing codes and standards of your state and country. This includes the number of units attached to a particular fixture.
  2. Place the water heater closer to the area that needs the maximum hot water. Thus, you will need lesser copper piping.
  3. Reduce the number of plumbing stacks and wet walls. So, plan your in a way that the and share a common wet wall. Also, in multi-story buildings, plan the layout in a way that all the floors have bathrooms right above the other one. Thus, you can share the same drain, vent, and waste systems.
  4. Although primarily a practical aspect of building and construction, plumbing can offer aesthetics too. So, you can use a mix of concealed and exposed pipework for an aesthetic look. Also, exposed faucet piping offers a farmhouse-style in an otherwise modern home design.
  5. But ensure that all shelves and vanity are designed around the hidden plumbing units for an appealing look.
  6. Incorporate water conservation possibilities. For this, you can install greywater treatment systems. Greywater refers to the water from the washing machine, showers, and sinks. When treated properly, you can recycle it for various purposes.

 

Watch this video for a basic plumbing diagram:

 

Layout

A layout should place functionality over aesthetics in order of priorities. Also, a perfect layout revolves around the toilet, the best utilization of space, and the functionality of all elements of the space. Additional factors that dictate the layout are the number of users, regulations, optimal lighting, adequate ventilation, and sufficient storage.

 

Corner Bathrooms

Ideal for bathrooms in guest rooms or for dedicated rooms, this layout remains divided into three parts- a toilet, sink, and stall. It places the stall in the corner in every variant of the plan either on the central aisle or the side layout.

Corner bathrooms with a side layout remain more efficient with a smaller 5’11” x 5’3” (1.8 x 1.6 m) plan. On the other hand, corner showers with a central aisle remain 6’6” x 7’2” (1.98 x 2.18 m).

Corner shower layout
Corner Bathroom (Side) plan, Corner Shower (Central) plan

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Details

Side Layout
Length: 5’11” or 1.8 m
Width: 5’3” or 1.6 m
Area: 31 ft2 or 2.9 m2

Central Layout
Length: 6’6” or 1.98 m
Width: 7’2” or 2.18 m
Area: 46.6 ft2 or 4.3 m2

 

# Full Bath- Side Layout

If you need a big clearance space in your bathroom, consider full baths with a side layout without a doubt. This layout comprises a toilet, a sink, and a typical alcove bathtub- combination. Also, the fixtures remain located along a single wall.

Full-bath side layouts have lengths of 8’ (2.44 m) and widths of 5’ (1.52 m).

Full Bath Side
Full Bath Side Layout (Corner door) plan, Full Bath Side Layout (Center door) plan

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Details

Length: 8’ or 2.44 m
Width: 5’ or 1.52 m
Area: 40 ft2 or 3.7 m2

 

Full Bath- Centre Layout

If you want an isolated bathtub section, consider the full bath-center layout. It remains split into two separate fixture walls that join with the toilet and sink on one side and an isolated alcove bathtub on the other.

 Full-bath central layouts have lengths of 8’ (2.44 m) and widths of 5’ (1.52 m).

Full Bath Center
Full Bath Centered Layout

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Details

Length: 8’ or 2.44 m
Width: 5’ or 1.52 m
Area: 40 ft2 or 3.7 m2

 

Half-Baths or Utility Layout

Also known as powder rooms, these bathrooms have two main fixtures- a toilet and a sink. Moreover, these bathrooms are mostly found near the main entrance of a building or for short-term visitors. These bathrooms come in a variety of plans- linear plan, single wall, or split plans.

Half-Baths | Utility washroom
Different types of Half-bath Layouts

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Details

Linear Utility Bathroom:
Width: 2’6”-3’ or .76-.92 m
Length: 
6’3”-8’6” or 1.9-2.6 m
Area: 
18.75 ft2 or 1.75 m2

Linear Utility Shower:
Width: 2’8”-3’ or .81-.91 m
Length: 
8’-9’ or 2.44-2.74 m
Area: 
18.67 ft2 or 1.73 m2

Single Utility Bathroom:
Width: 4’6”-6’ or 1.37-1.83 m
Length: 
4’-5’6” or 1.22-1.68 m
Area: 
21 ft2 or 1.95 m2

Split Utility Bathroom:
Width: 4’-5’6” or 1.22-1.68 m
Length: 
4’8”-6’ or 1.42-1.83 m
Area: 
22.3 ft2 or 2.07 m2

 

Split Layout

If you have a shared space where one user needs additional privacy without restricting the other user’s access to the vanity and sink area, a split layout is an answer. A central pocket or a divides the entry area and primary sink and a private bathtub and toilet area.

With several plans based on either side or split fixture layouts, split bathrooms have lengths between 11’-12’2” or 3.37-3.71 m and widths between 5’-7’ or 1.52-2.13 m respectively.

Split toilet shower tub and vanity area
Split Bathroom (Side Fixture) plan, Split Bathroom (Split Fixture) plan

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Details

Side Fixture Layout
Length: 12’2” or 3.71 m
Width: 5’ or 1.52 m
Area: 60.8 ft2 or 5.6 m2

Split Fixture Layout
Length: 11’ or 3.37 m
Width: 7’ or 2.13 m
Area: 77.3 ft2 or 7.2 m2

 

Accessible Residential Layout

Designed for wheelchair users in residential establishments, these bathrooms offer a sufficient clear area for a wheelchair to turn.

Accessible Residential Bathroom Layout
Accessible Residential Layout

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Details

Accessible Clear Space:
Circle: 60” | 152.5 cm diameter
T-Shape (Width): 60” or 152.5 cm
T-Shape (Arms): 36” or 91.4 cm
Door: 32” or 81.3 cm minimum; opens out

Split Layout
Length: 9’8” or 2.95 m
Width: 5’4” or 1.63 m
Area: 52 ft2 or 4.8 m2

Side Layout
Length: 8’4” or 2.54 m
Width: 6’10” or 2.08 m
Area: 53 ft2 or 4.9 m2

 

Jack and Jill Bathroom Layout

A Jack and Jill refers to a that remains situated between two rooms. Thus, it has two for users to enter from either of the rooms. Also, generally, such a is placed between two bedrooms. The have locks on both sides to ensure privacy. Also, it can include one or more sinks. But it has one shower, one bath, and one toilet.

jack and jill layout
1.Jack and Jill layout with a luxury

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Jack and Jill layout with a double sink and a bath and a shower
2. Jack and Jill layout with a double sink and a bath and a

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If you need both on the same side, you can refer to the following layout

Jack and Jill bathroom with door on the same side
1. Jack and Jill with door on the same side

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Jack and Jill bathroom with door on the same side
2. Jack and Jill with door on the same side

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The ceiling designs often remain overlooked by designers. However, a poorly designed can cause severe problems in the future. So, a proper ceiling must be determined for a perfect design.

 

ceiling dimensions

The minimum height of a ceiling remains 2m. But a good offers a height of 6 ft 8 inches or 2.03m in front of all fixtures and 30 inches diameter where the head remains located.

 

Bathroom ceiling materials

Several types of materials remain available in the market. But you need to ensure that your is durable, waterproof, mold-resistant, and affordable.

Some of the commonly used materials are:

 

ceiling design 

Installing classy, smooth, matte, or glossy ceiling can easily transform the look and feel of the bathroom. Also, the material remains easy to clean. It offers waterproofing and noise-reduction properties, additionally.

 

Fiberglass

A very common ceiling material, fiberglass looks extremely appealing. Also, it offers water resistance. You can purchase pre-cut fiberglass and install the panels on the ceiling feasibly.

 

Metal ceiling

Another durable, easy-to-clean, and practical solution, metal ceilings add a stylish vibe to the design. Also, the beautiful and shiny surface makes the look exceptionally beautiful.

 

Wall paint

An affordable and convenient ceiling solution, paint remains an all-time favourite choice. That said, paint comes with a set of challenges such as peeling and mold growth. So, to avoid such issues, always go for waterproof paints.

 

Drywall or Green Board

It is a moisture-resistant and affordable ceiling solution. Also, it hides structural imperfections. You can also paint the board for a more vibrant look.

 

PVC ceiling

Both PVC ceiling panels and cladding offer excellent waterproofing. Also, it is easy to install and doesn’t need a lot of maintenance.

 

ceiling designs

 

ceiling design #1

 

false ceiling idea for a golden look bathroom design with golden floor
Luxurious idea

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ceiling design #2

 

bathroom false ceiling design with tile floor and lighting fixture
Smooth and glossy

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ceiling design #3

 

Wooden bathroom false ceiling design with cement floor
Wooden

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ceiling design #4

 

Backlit bathroom false ceiling design with floor for a minimalist look
Backlit

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ceiling design #5

 

Layered bathroom false ceiling design in light and dark shades
Layered false in and dark shades

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Flooring

When choosing a flooring option for bedrooms, living rooms, or halls, you have endless choices. But you have limited options when it comes to flooring design. A must remain waterproof, moisture-resistant, slip-resistant, mold-resistant, and easy to clean. A material without proper treatment can cause terrible damage to the bathroom. So, you must weigh the looks practically equally when it comes to choosing the and flooring.

 

Bathroom flooring materials

 

Bathroom floor tiles– Ceramic

Ceramic flooring tile designs offer great water resistance. Also, they come in versatile styles, shapes, or colours. But these flooring tile designs can get slippery and cold.

 

tiles- Stone

Stone design come with natural water resistance. For saturation-prone areas such as a bathroom, stone floor offer great moisture resistance and fancy appeal. But like ceramic tiles, the stone turn cold too. You can, however, fix this issue by placing mats, and radiant heating.

 

tiles- Mosaic

Often seen as a backsplash in kitchens, mosaic makes an excellent flooring tile design. But the only challenge it faces is the tendency of dirt collection if not cleaned regularly.

 

Concrete flooring

If you don’t want to compromise on water-resistivity, concrete floors remain the ideal choice for you. Also, if you want to offer a more industrial or contemporary look to your design, concrete flooring remains the answer.

 

Linoleum flooring

Mold and mildew growth remains a common problem, especially in Indian designs for home. So, linoleum, made mainly of linseed oil, wood flour, tree resin, etc, makes the perfect floor. Also, the anti-microbial elements in this flooring material offer excellent protection.

 

Laminate flooring

If you stan hardwood but don’t want to risk your with it, go for laminate flooring. The use of resin and fiberboard in laminate flooring makes it a smarter alternative to authentic hardware.

 

flooring designs

 

Flooring design #1

 

bathroom ceiling design and flooring concept
Beautiful white royal flooring idea

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Flooring design #2

 

black and white floor with a contrasting bathroom ceiling design
Black and white mosaic flooring for

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Flooring design #3

 

Laminate flooring for bathroom with an exotic ceiling design
Laminate flooring for

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Flooring design #4

 

Rustic look for wooden

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Flooring design #5

 

Elite look of cement flooring

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Bathroom Lighting

When it comes to effective lighting, the remains the most critical of a house. Also, being the first place a person visits in the morning, it becomes even more important that it has a proper bathroom design.

 

Bathroom level

How much is enough for a bathroom?

The answer depends on the functions performed by the user and also on the placement of the fixtures.

A master needs fixtures that offer at least 75-100 watts of illumination. But if you use LED, 20-watt fixtures work excellently.

 

Bathroom clearances

Bathroom fixture: All bathroom fixtures must be suitable for a wet environment. Also, a hanging fixture must remain at least 8 feet or 2.44m higher & 3 feet or 91cm away from the rim of the bath.

switches: The switch and the water source must have a clearance of at least 5 feet between them.

 

Bathroom ideas

All the usual comprises general lighting. Also, it includes pendant lights, globe lighting, downlights, and more.

 

Bathroom lighting design for mirror

To achieve good lighting, you need a mix of overhead and sidelights.

Ideal bathroom lighting setup
Ideal bathroom setup

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Overhead lighting

The following ways offer excellent overhead lighting.

A single spotlight from above for bathroom lighting
A single spotlight from above

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Include more spotlights for wide mirrors in lighting
Include more spotlights for wide mirrors

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Standard bar light used for overhead mirror lighting
Standard bar used for overhead mirror

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Mirror from the side

Combining a low voltage overhead fixture with mains voltage side offers the ultimate mirror experience. Also, fixtures at the side of the enhance the image reflected on the mirror.

The following ways offer excellent side for mirrors.

Double your as a cabinet by placing sidelights just behind it.

Mirror lighting with the light source set just behind a mirror which doubles as a cabinet
Mirror with the source set just behind a which doubles as a cabinet

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For more efficient lighting, go for all-around illumination.

An all round mirror lighting glow with light sources set behind the mirror
An all round mirror glow with sources set behind the

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Side scones are traditional side fixtures for lighting.

Another option is to light sconces onto the mirror itself
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Mount sconces of any style either side of the mirror
Mount sconces of any style on both sides of the

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Bar lights are a great way to add a light source from the side of the mirror
Bar lights as a source from the side of the

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Install all-around spotlights with dimmers as sidelights for mirrors.

bathroom lighting for mirror
Install mirrors that come with inset spotlights

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bathroom lighting for mirror
Add a jazzy style to your mirror

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Bathroom for bathtub

A bathtub gives an exclusive sense of relaxation. Thus, the should offer a soothing feeling too.

Installing a globe ceiling just above the bathtub remains a common practice among and designers. But it offers too much brightness and makes the bathtub experience uncomfortable. So, using a dimmer with overhead bathtub would make an ideal choice.

globe lighting
A directly above the bath is not recommended without a dimmer

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It remains essential to avoid direct glare. So, instead of direct overhead lighting, place them closer to the back and angle the illumination towards the to create a wash. Also, the lights diffuse off the giving a beautiful texture.

Here are some ideas for sets for the bathtub:

strip lights for bathtub
Install strip lights in the joint between the and and in the bath panel for a diffused effect

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ceiling lighting
Install lights at the bottom of the bathtub panel for safe and easy movement at night

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Bathtub lighting panel
A panel behind the bathtub offers pleasant bathroom

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bathroom lighting
A soothing upwards wash leaves an intimate essense of candle lights

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Bathroom for

You can place the fixtures for glass cubicles in different ways. Also, it provides functional for the shower.

overhead shower
Functional from an overhead for

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Installing one or two downlights remains another effective shower idea. Also, you can place these downlights along the central line of the or towards the back wall. Thus, it creates a -wash effect.

 

Overhead shower lighting provided by downlights
Overhead shower by downlights

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Strip lights create an excellent and wash.

 strip lights for shower
and illumination by strip lights

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Also, to add a dramatic effect to your shower, install high and low-mounted spotlights.

downlights for shower
Turning downlights and spotlights for

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up the whole by placing a panel with a dimmer switch.

Light up the entire bathroom wall in your shower
up the entire in your

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Bathroom for sink

Surprisingly, a washbasin offers a lot of scope for stylish lighting. If you have a sink-cum-vanity, you can install a strip just under the vanity surface for a subtle glow.

Add a glow with a light strip under the vanity surface
Illuminate your vanity with a strip under the surface

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Also, you can install an LED light strip in the vanity toe kick.

bathroom lighting for vanity toe kick
Add at the vanity toe kick

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If you gave a surface-mounted sink, install uplights on the vanity surface and make your washbasin up.

bathroom vanity lighting
Uplight a surface mounted washbasin

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Also, you can never go wrong with backlights.

backlight surface illumination
Backlit surface mounted sink

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undermount sink light
Style your vanity on a pool of

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bathroom lighting
A sink with from the sides

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Bathroom for toilet

Toilet or the thrown of a must be properly lit up for easy and clean usage.

So, here are two overhead toilet ideas:

Ceiling mounted globe lighting the toilet
A basic globe ceiling does the job

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Downlight
You can install one or two downlights for comfortable lighting.

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A wash works best with a fancy cistern.

A wall wash in a built in cistern
A wash in a built in cistern

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A completely lit back with a dimmer switch looks and functions extremely well.

A glow behind the toilet works well
A backlit for toilet looks beautiful

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Toilet Dimensions

A toilet must be placed appropriately else it can lead to serious troubles later on. From plumbing issues to structural damage, the list of issues can go on and on. Thus, always follow the standards of designing for a perfect experience.

 

Standard toilet fixture size

The standard depth of a toilet seat for the hinges to the corners remains 16 inches or 40.5cm. but an elongated model can remain as long as 18 inches or 46cm.

Also, added to the seat is the tank. Thus, the final depth can range from 26 inches-29 inches or 66cm-74cm.

 

toilet clearance

The minimum distance from the centerline of the toilet to the nearest obstruction remains about 15 inches or 38cm. Also, the minimum distance from the toilet edge to the remains 4 inches or 10cm. thus, the minimum span of toilet accommodation remains 30 inches or 76cm.

But the recommended distance remains 20 inches or 51cm for more comfortable access.  So, the recommended span for the proper accommodation of the toilet remains 40 inches or 102 cm. also, recommended clearance in front of the toilet remains 30 inches or 76cm.

 

Toilet clearance
toilet dimensions & clearance

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Toilet paper holder placement

The advised position of the toilet paper holder remains 8-12 inches or 20-30cm from the front of the toilet seat to the centerline of the paper holder. Also, 26-30 inches or 66-76cm remains the recommended height of the toilet paper holder from the floor.

 

Bathtub Dimensions

A bathtub makes an essential unit. Relaxing in a warm pool of water after a tiring day. But a bathtub if not placed properly can clog the entire and hamper the structure and of the entire place. So, it becomes important to install the bathtub correctly.

 

Standard bathtub dimensions

A small bathtub measures 5 feet x 2 ½ feet or 153cm x 76cm. also, a whirlpool bathtub measures 5 feet x 2 ¾ feet or 153cm x 81cm.

 

Bathtub clearance

A minimum clearance of 21 inches or 53cm remains ideal for a bathtub. But the recommended clear space along the bathtub’s edge remains about 30 inches or 76cm.

 

bathtub dimensions
Bathtub dimensions & clearance

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Bathtub controls placement

The bathtub controls must remain within reach from both inside as well as outside the tub. So, they must remain placed 33 inches or 84cm above the between the rim of the bathtub.

 

Dimensions 

The is an inseparable part of a bathroom. So, it remains important to incorporate it smartly in the bathroom.

 

Standard dimension

A large is 36 inches x 48 inches or more. But the smallest comes in 32 inches x 32 inches size.

 

clearance

For a of 36 inches x 36 inches in size, a minimum of 30 inches or 76cm of clear space is needed in front of the ’s entry.

But, for a of 30 inches x 30 inches in size, a minimum of 24 inches or 61cm of clear space is needed in front of the ’s entry.

Also, if you have a cubicle, ensure that the hinged always open outwards.

 

Shower dimensions & clearance
dimensions & clearance

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Bathroom Door Dimensions

A standard door must remain 80 inches high and 24-36 inches wide. However, try to keep the door as wide as possible for better movement.

 

Essential Accessories

accessories are a necessity. So, the right accessories along with the best sanitaryware not only make the exclusively stylish but also keep clutter at bay.

Some important accessories are:

 

shelves

They provide a platform for storage as well as décor. Also, they manifest the full potential of a bathroom.

 

Soap dispensers

Using a soap dispenser not only makes washing hands economical but also reduces the risk of infection as it remains hands-free.

 

Soap dishes

Storing a soap bar is annoying. But a soap dish prevents a bar of soap from becoming clammy. Also, it adds glamour to the design.

 

extractor fans

If you want to stop molds from harming the structure, install extractor fans. Placing the in the wall, ceiling design, or window extracts moisture thus preventing mold formation. Also, you can choose a humidity-sensing smart for better results.

 

Towel rails and rings 

These accessories function as decorative elements as well as offer functionality. Also, most people place it behind the door. But it can damage the when the door opens fully. Thus, fix it by screwing a doorstop at the door’s bottom to prevent it from opening fully against the wall.

 

Grab rails

Also known as grab bars, these remain ideal for elderly and specially-abled users. Thus, this accessory provides stability and decorative appeal to the bathroom.

 

Small Designs

A small with a shower, toilet, and sink should measure 6 feet x 6 feet or 1.8m x 1.8m in size.

Small bathroom dimensions
Small dimensions

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Let’s take a look at some beautiful small designs for home:

 

Small design #1

 

small bathroom ceiling design
Minimalist small

Image Source: Artstation

 

Small design #2

 

designer bathroom ceiling design with tile walls
Different elements in a small

Image Source: Next Luxury 

 

Small design #3

 

bathroom ceiling lighting design
Dramatic lights for small

Image Source: Pinterest

 

Small design #4

 

small bathroom design without bathtub with ceiling and floor
Spacious look small

Image Source: Prague Stay 

 

Small design #5

 

bathroom ceiling design for a small area
Designer for a small area

Image Source: Pinterest

 

Master Designs

A master or a full has a minimum size of 5 feet x 8 feet or 1.5m x 2.4m. But it can go way beyond these measurements depending upon the space available for use.

Master bathroom
Master dimensions

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Let’s take a look at some bespoke master designs for home:

 

Master design #1

 

master bathroom ceiling design, wall idea, and unique sanitaryware
Statement mosaic for master

Image Source: Mosaic Slab

 

Master design #2

 

master bathroom ceiling design with bathtub and statement light
Fancy master with overhead

Image Source: Behance

 

Master design #3

 

master bathroom ceiling design with tub and vanity
Double sink vanity for master

Image Source: Seal Harbour

 

Master design #4

 

fancy bathroom ceiling design for the spa tub
Fancy and jacuzzi experience in the master

Image Source: Awesome Decors

 

Master design #5

 

Minimalist master bathroom ceiling design, floor, and decor
Minimalist master bathroom

Image Source: Trends

 

 

Remarkable Ideas

If you do not have space constraints and want to play with contemporary style, here are a few bespoke ideas for you:

 

Modern design #1

 

ceiling design for a modern bathroom
Bright modern bathrooms for maximum efficiency

Image Source: HGTV

 

Modern design #2

 

Creative for a perfect modern

Image Source: DBS

 

Modern design #3

 

modern bathroom ceiling design with all white base
Modern royalty in a modern

Image Source: Dwelling

 

Modern design #4

 

bathtub and vanity
Add a wooden look to your modern concept

Image Source:

 

Modern design #5

 

luxurious bathroom design with ceiling
Luxurious look modern

Image Source: Boca do lobo

 

Simple design #6

 

small bathroom with a beautiful floor and ceiling design
A bold wall brings life in a simple

Image Source: Sahoma Owner

 

Simple design #7

 

clear skylight for a simple bathroom
Clear skylights for a simple

Image Source: My Domaine

 

Simple design #8

 

small bathroom with a beautiful floor and ceiling design
Have your privacy in this simple idea

Image Source: Motherhood The Real Deal

 

Simple design #9

 

small bathroom with a beautiful floor and sloped ceiling design
A simple concept for sloped ceiling designs

Image Source: Hyatt Interiors

 

Simple design #10

 

small wooden bathroom with a beautiful floor and bathroom ceiling design
Wood is always trending in simple ideasfor

Image Source: Graficalicus

 

Common mistakes and their solutions

 

Opening the door to the toilet view

A common mistake that destroys the look of the designs for a is having the door open directly to a view of the toilet seat.

Solution

Place the toilet seat behind the door or to a side where it doesn’t remain in view. Also, when installing the toilet seat, leave at least 20cm on both sides for the elbow room.

 

Overlooking the door clearance

You have installed beautiful vanity interiors. But you placed them right behind the door. Sadly, the door would now hit the stylish vanity or bathtub unit every time you open it. Also, it will block the view.

Solution

If you have space-crunches, install sliding to maximize the space and use it efficiently.

 

Not enough storage

Insufficient storage happens mainly because we focus too much on the for and not enough on functionality.

Solution

In a bathroom, eye-level storage space remains extremely important. So, you can incorporate more storage without needing a lot of extra space in the following ways:

  1. Choose a cabinet recessed into the instead of installing a plain mirror. But if you have a vanity, ensure that the width of the remains the same or smaller than the vanity but never larger.
  2. Install a vanity counter. Also, the length of the counter depends on the size of the bathroom. So, a standard vanity measures 90cm. But a 120cm vanity counter offers better practicality.

 

Incorrect screen

A leaky screen always leaves the wet after use. Thus, it ruins the entire for the and can be extremely annoying.

Solution

Always measure the dimensions of the area carefully before buying or customizing a screen. Also, install the firmly. Additionally, ensure that door has effective caulking as well as a top-quality door sweep for easy cleaning.

 

Bad bathroom

Simply resorting to overhead makes the for too bright and creates a lot of shadow areas. Also, it does not make it a space for relaxation at all.

Solution

Instead of having a single layer of lighting, plan a layered bathroom scheme. Thus, it should include strips, concealed lighting, downlights, lights, panel lights, and more.

 

Untreated wood for the

Wood remains our first choice for a luxury idea for a home. But it gets damaged easily.

Solution

If you want to install oak-fronted units in the or country-style wood paneling, ensure that the wood is treated properly and correctly against moisture, humidity, termites, and molds.

 

Not having separate zones

In a space with a huge area, installing all fixtures around the perimeter of the space leaving a big vacant space in the middle seems really bad.

Solution

Divide the into separate distinctive zones. So, you can have individual space for a shower, vanity, toilet, and bath. Thus, you not only enhance the experience but also make it look more aesthetic and royal.

 

Lack of practicality between layout and plumbing

Planning a layout remains quite technical, especially because it depends a lot on the plumbing scheme. So, a poorly planned causes extreme challenges later on.

Solution

Address the plumbing plan before finalizing your layout. A toilet should be a maximum of 6m from the soil pipe for proper drainage. Also, the bathtub, shower, and basin must remain at a maximum distance of 4m from it. So, understand the connection of the small pipes to the soil pipe before deciding on your plan.

 

Poor ventilation in the

The remains the most humid space in a house. So, if it has a poor ventilation system, it offers a breeding ground for molds.

Solution

Plan the ventilation carefully. Also, invest in good-quality extractor fans.

 

Ignoring grouting of tile

floor if not grouted properly cause leakage. Also, if your is on the first floor, prepare yourself to witness the horrors of seepage on the ceiling of the just beneath your bathroom.

Solution

Grouts not only protect the but also make it look more aesthetic. Thus, you can create eye-catching floor ideas with dark-colored grouts. Also, if you want your space to look bigger, consider brightly coloured grout. Moreover, go for grout instead of cement grout to make the floor idea more durable, stain-proof, and waterproof.

Also, do not install wrongly-sized tiles. So, for a small bathroom, use medium-sized floor of 45cm x 45cm for a smooth look.

 

Conclusion

A idea for works best if all aspects are given proper and equal attention. Underestimating the significance of even the minutest detail can result in severe challenges for the users as well as for the structure.

From the right layout to the correct sized accessories, Also, designing involves a lot of plumbing work too. All the valves, pipes, etc. are fitted inside the walls and floors during the initial stage of construction. Thus, you cannot leave the scope for structural changes later on.

Moreover, the use of correct ceiling and material plays a crucial role in defining the functionality of the bathroom.

Similarly, choosing the right bathroom definitely comes in the top 5 of the priority list. We want neither an overly lit nor a dim and dull space. Also, we definitely don’t want a with too many shadow spots and risk getting hurt while performing delicate tasks. So, the best bet remains to have a layered- approach with careful planning.

The size of the bathtub, shower, and toilet must complement the area of the bathroom. Also, overly sized or too small accessories and fittings make it difficult to utilize the up to its full potential.

So, consider all the aspects of a modern for to avoid all major and minor errors and give a perfect to your clients.

 

For Enquiries

 

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