How to Choose a Bathroom Layout - Ozarks Remodeling & Design

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, you need to know your layout first. The size, fixed plumbing, vanity size you’ll need, and so on allows you to dive in a few bathroom layout options! We’ll cover small, medium, and master bath options to make you aware of everything you should consider before breaking ground. Let’s get to it them.

Planning a Bathroom Layout

The most important step in any remodeling process is planning. Have a good basis of what you want to achieve before setting up your design appointment, measurements, what you like, dislike, etc. That way, everything is decided and ready for action.

Size: Define what you’re working with first and accommodate. Are you remodeling the main bathroom in the living area, family bathroom upstairs, or the master bath? Your layout, you’ll find, is contingent on the amount of space you have.

Privacy: If you have space, make some sort of barrier between the entrance and the toilet, for privacy’s sake. A privacy panel of tempered glass atop a half wall, for example.

Vanity: This also depends on space, but you need to know what size vanity you’d like. Save some space and possibly put a separate “getting ready” station next to it, another grooming station, if you will. All things to consider.

Shower/Bath: Walk-in showers are all the rage in the industry. They maximize space, emphasize luxury, and are incredibly appealing for resale. For less spacious bathrooms, many homeowners are just going for the walk-in. As long as you have a tub somewhere in the house, you’re good for resale.

Plumbing: When you start moving plumbing around, your labor costs skyrocket. Try to layout your design with the existing plumbing. It could literally save you thousands.

Popular Bathroom Layout Options

If you’re looking for a low-budget bathroom, go with one wet wall that has plumbing on it. The only drawback is that you’re limited on your design in that way. A layout with plumbing in two walls is a bit more work, but it allows for a few options. A three wet wall design offers the most flexibility, but of course, can get costly.

Here are three of the most prominent bathroom layouts in bathroom design which you can use as an inspiration to gain a better understanding of what you’d like to do with your remodel.

Three-Quarters Style: Featuring one wet wall, all of the bathroom’s plumbing adheres to one wall, like a circuit of sorts. This saves labor and supply expenses, but you’re limited on design. Even so, with a bath and a sink, this is a pretty popular design for smaller areas.

Full Bath:  Having a shower in your bathroom with the option of a bath just covers most people’s wants and wishes. There’s usually room in this design for a double vanity or extra “grooming” station of the sort.

Storage Space: Two sinks extend out for an appealing entry, across from a linen closet. This design is centered storage for toiletries and cosmetics. Perfect for Master Baths, where the Master closet extends into the bathroom, shielding the toilet and providing just a little more privacy. Also features a walk-in shower!

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