What to Consider When Designing a Bathroom

When considering a bathroom remodel, there are a few things to think about. The experts at Triple Heart Design say that as well as some important considerations, there are a few things to avoid if you want to get this room right.

Space Planning

Before you even start shopping for bathroom furniture, it is important to think about the space that you have so that you can get the most functional design. Making the most of your space is important and this means that you need to think about positioning your fixtures carefully. In addition, think about your storage and how much you really need. Having too many storage cabinets in a bathroom will likely make it feel more cramped. There are clever ways to include storage solutions in a bathroom, such as a mirrored cabinet over the basin or a basin built in to a unit with storage underneath. You might even be able to build your storage into a cavity wall.


The lighting in a bathroom can really play a role in how it looks. After all, if the lighting is insufficient for the size of the room, you will likely have a dull room in which you cannot relax. Spotlights can be a functional addition to a bathroom, but you can also include dimmer lights to create a relaxing ambience.


You can completely change your bathroom with your choice of color. Some people prefer their bathroom to be quite dark and will choose rich colors such as emerald-green, navy, or burgundy, while others prefer their bathroom to be bright with neutral colors such as white, beige, or gray. The important thing to consider when choosing a color is that it will firstly be one you are happy with and secondly that you will be able to enjoy.

Mistakes to Avoid

As mentioned, while there are certain things that you should pay close attention to when designing your bathroom, there are also things that you should avoid doing. While maximizing space is a good idea, you should not move items unless it makes sense to do so. If your bathroom furniture is already strategically placed to make the most of the space in the room, changing it around just so that it looks different is a bad move. Remember, changing the position of the furniture will require a plumber, and labor can be expensive.

While you might never have a bath and prefer to use the shower, getting rid of the tub could be a mistake, especially if you only have one bathroom. There may be times when having a bathtub could come in useful, such as if you have a visitor with joint problems or if you need to give a small child a bath. Not having a tub could also mean you lose potential buyers should you wish to sell your home in the future.

Perhaps the biggest mistake that people make when remodeling their bathroom is not measuring it and then buying furniture that is far too big. Remember, bathroom furniture comes in all shapes and sizes, and it is not just a case of replacing the old with the new. It is vital that you measure the current fixtures, especially if your bathroom is quite small. 


Remodeling a bathroom can breathe new life into this space, but there are certain things to consider if you want it to look good. Plan your space carefully and only change the layout if it helps to maximize space. Choose a color that you love and emphasize it with lighting fixtures.

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