What points should you consider when planning a bathroom layout?

When it comes to bathroom renovations, the layout of your bathroom is an important aspect to consider. From where your toilet will be located to how big the shower will be, the layout of your bathroom can make a huge difference overall.

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But what should you consider when planning a bathroom layout? There are many points to look at, but we have put together some important ones to help you out. If you would like any further assistance with any bathroom renovation needs you may have in Brisbane, give MasterCraft Tiling & Bathroom Renovations a call on 0435 243 235 and we can help.

What should you considering when planning a bathroom layout?

When it comes to bathroom layouts, these are the major aspects to consider.

Install a bath

A bathroom must contain a bath for resale purposes, as having a bath is an important factor for family’s buying a house. Not having a bath can be difficult with children and may deter people from purchasing your property when you decide to place it on the market in the future.

Utilise existing plumbing and electrical locations

Bathroom layouts that are practical and cost effective utilise existing plumbing and electrical locations. Reusing the existing plumbing locations can save money, which doesn’t mean you can't change your bathroom layout. But by using smart planning and having the right knowledge, it can be a lot less work.

The toilet

There are a few different things to consider when it comes to the toilet:

  • The toilet needs to be the last thing you see when entering your bathroom so, when planning, ensure your layout hides the toilet somewhere out of the way.
  • Having a separate toilet is important for growing family’s and can be a deal breaker when selling your house.
  • Allowing at least 900 mm for a toilet space is something many people overlook, but having enough room between each major component in your bathroom is important for a practical layout.

The shower

The shower is another big component to any bathroom, and its positioning can affect the whole area if not located in the best spot:

  • Allow 100 mm between the shower screen and vanity, as having less than than this can make it difficult to clean.
  • Allow at least 900x900 mm for a shower size, as anything less than this can be cramped and uncomfortable when showering.
  • Ensure your shower screen door has at least a 90 degree turn when you open it. Another important point to consider is how the door will open against other major components of your bathroom, so make sure this is factored in when planning your layout.
  • Shower screen doors cannot be less than 600 mm and/or more than 650 mm for appropriate sizing. Most shower screens are semi-framed screens and making the door less then 600 mm can make it difficult to make, however if the door is over 650 mm it can add too much weight to the door and may require a support rail.

The placement of the vanity

Ensure your vanity is placed on a wall that is clear of a window so a mirror can be installed, as mirrors are best when they are placed on a wall where they can be the same width as the vanity and similar height to the shower screen.

Position of the mixer tap

If possible the vanity basin mixer tap should be positioned in reach without being sprayed by water.

Install a towel rail

Allow room for a towel rail in your plans! It is easy to forget it but having a well designed bathroom can't be complete without a towel rail. Using a robe hook in a bathroom can be disappointing to the design if left as a after thought, so always remember the towel rail.

Position the towel rail within easy reach of the shower opening and bath. Ensure there is 700mm space between the shower screen and major components.


If you would like some further help with you bathroom layout or renovations give MasterCraft Tiling & Bathroom Renovations a call on 0435 243 235 and our specialists can help.

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