How to design a functional bathroom

Bathrooms can be tricky when it comes to designing them and organising them. You are most likely dealing with a room that is smaller than the other areas within the home but a space that serves many purposes. Builders know that when designing a bathroom, it needs to be functional and enjoyable, which can be hard to achieve simultaneously.


 If you are looking for tips on designing a bathroom that looks good and is functional, there are a few items you need to find homes for:


A place for your linens: Every bathroom will need a place to store washcloths, hand towels and bath towels. You can think about stacking the towels in a basket that sits on the floor or under the bench. If you have shelving, find yourself a nice basket and place them in the container on show. This can become a part of the decor and design.


A place for the products: We like to face the day in style. Keep your hair products, brushes, make-up and other beauty accessories together to help organise the bathroom. Consider using baskets and organisers.


A place for the cleaning supplies: Keeping your bathroom sparkling can be difficult. Help ease the stress by keeping the bathroom cleaning products organised and ready at hand. Store products in organisers and baskets.



Here are a few things to consider when it comes to creating a functional bathroom:


The storage

It will help if you put some thought into how you are going to store items in your bathroom. A bathroom is often a place where we rush to get showered, dressed and apply make-up or have a shave. It pays to have everything on hand ready when you need it. Baskets in the cabinets work excellently to organise the toiletries. Everyone can have their basket so there is no more stressing in the morning.



The lighting is vital when you are ready to set the tone for your bathroom. If you want the bathroom to be where you can relax in the bath then consider getting dimmer lights. Spotlights work well for applying make-up or plucking eyebrows. Spotlights are a little too bright if you are going for more of a spa effect.


Double sinks

If you have space, consider installing double sinks. No longer will you be waiting for the next person to finish with the sink. Having your own sink means there is no more getting in each other’s way. It will fix a lot of arguments in the morning when everyone is trying to brush their teeth.


Map it out first

Bathrooms are often small but can be highly functioning spaces. Keeping them organised is paramount. When it comes to renovating a bathroom, you need to plan the area out first. If you don’t plan you may end up with the wrong vanity size, tub or shower. Plan out what storage your family needs so you can achieve the most effective storage space within that limited area. Hooks for towels, a trash can and even a tray next to the sink are all essential.


Don’t buy cheap faucets. You want good quality faucets, the price may be higher, but after frequent use and rough handling by children the poor quality products won’t be able to handle the wear and tear.


Ensure you are using quality paints, wallpaper or whatever you are using. You don’t want to be using cheap paint in bathrooms as they don’t handle steam in the room very well. Bathroom interior designers give suggestions on what materials you can use to ensure your bathroom is durable.


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