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3 Factors to Consider for New Bathroom Layouts December 6, 2018

Oskaloosa, Mahaska
3 Factors to Consider for New Bathroom Layouts, Oskaloosa, Iowa

If you’re having a home built and are considering the layout of your bathrooms, there are a few factors to bear in mind. The layout deserves careful consideration, as you’ll want to make sure you’re maximizing the investment of your new construction and that you’ll be pleased with the design for years to come. Before embarking on your project, take a few moments to reflect on some key design elements.

3 Considerations for Bathroom Layouts

1. Functional Areas

First and foremost, think about how many functional zones your bathroom will contain. Half-baths typically only have a sink and a toilet. If it’s a full bath, there may also be a single shower stall, a separate bath, or a two-in-one bath/shower. Spacious, spread-out bathrooms could also have cabinets, a second sink, and a completely separate makeup vanity.

2. Plumbing

new constructionOnce you’ve established your zones, the next factor which will largely dictate your layout is your home’s plumbing. If you’re planning new construction, it’s important to bear in mind the room’s “wet walls” – or the walls to which plumbing can be hooked up. Typically, the walls are adjacent, which means you can create an L-shape for your wet zone with the bathroom and shower fairly close together.  

3. Privacy

Finally, think about how you’ll ensure privacy in your bathroom. If it’s a shared one with multiple family members, a stall shower with clear doors may not be the best option, but they may suit a master bath. Likewise, you may choose to house the toilet in a separate room with its own closure for the master bath. On the other hand, some people feel this layout makes the room feel smaller because it creates more of a “closed in” appearance. Ultimately, these decisions should be made with your household’s unique needs in mind.


If you’re thinking of building a house and are looking for a team to help you design and execute a beautiful manufactured home, turn to Century Homes of Oskaloosa in Iowa. Offering both custom new construction as well as standard floor plans, these builders have been making homeowners’ dreams come true since 1986. Get inspired by browsing through some of their homes on their gallery or call (877) 241-3621 to begin discussing your dream home with a team member.

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