When it comes to comfortable, clean living, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Because this is a very functional space, it’s important to keep that in mind when designing the layout. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel or are constructing a new home, follow the principles below to create a bathroom that’s comfortable and easy to use.
How to Plan Your Bathroom
1. Storage Space
One feature every bathroom needs is storage space. Towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and bath and beauty products all need somewhere to go. Factor cabinets and shelves into your original design, instead of trying to add them in later.
2. Open Areas
The other feature which will take up the most space in the floor plan is the simple, open space you need to move and turn around. Be generous with these dimensions, particularly if anyone in your home uses a walker or wheelchair, or if anyone will need to use one in the future.
3. Counter Space
The number of sinks you should have will depend on how you use the bathroom. For example, if you’re married, two sinks will likely be ideal. If not, you’ll probably prefer extra counter space instead—this way, you’ll have places to set toothbrushes, makeup, skin cleansers, and other items.
4. Tub or Shower
The same logic applies to the decision between a bathtub or shower. If you rarely take baths, opt for just a shower. Conversely, a tub will be better if you rarely bathe standing up. If anyone in the home has mobility issues, include space in your layout for a walk-in tub.
For 10 years, the team at Comfort Plus Baths has provided bathroom remodeling and walk-in tub installations to residents in Saint Peters, MO, and the surrounding areas, including West and St. Charles counties. Their knowledgeable and skilled crew will help you plan and create a bathroom that is comfortable, attractive, functional, and fits your unique needs. Give them a call today at (636) 928-4300 to schedule an appointment, and visit them online to learn more about what they do.