A practical bathroom design is something that many people strive to have. In short, this type of design will keep your bathroom tidy and will allow you to utilise all the space available without too much expense. Therefore, before coming up with ideas for what you think might be a practical bathroom, you should look for functional design tips to help you achieve your goal.
With the above in mind, we explore four design traits that will ensure your bathroom is as convenient and practical as possible.
Under sink storage
Using creative storage ideas will instantly make your bathroom much more practical. While under sink storage is not a new concept, it is hugely popular as it allows for additional storage of items that would otherwise end up loosely scattered around, creating a sense of untidiness. Under sink storage is also beneficial for those that do not want to display all their personal hygiene products to their guests.
You can use under sink storage to house anything from bottles of shampoo to small towels and cleaning products. What you store under there really depends on the size of the sink and by extension, the size of the storage underneath the sink.
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Under bath storage
This is much less original than under sink storage, but is still a viable option if you are looking to be pragmatic and have the correct bath to do it with. If cabinets above the basin are the most common bathroom storage solution, this is the least common, but one of the most convenient nonetheless.
Depending on the bathtub that you choose, you potentially lose a lot of space underneath it. However, with accessible practical panels you can easily utilise the empty space underneath the bath. Many people use it to store toilet rolls or cleaning items as there tends to be a reasonable amount of vertical space but limited width due to the restrictions caused by the actual bathtub.
A towel stand (fixed under storage)
Many people choose to fix separate towel stands in their bathroom which is fine, however it does take up a lot of wall space and can make the bathroom feel clustered. Instead, why not try this simple idea to take advantage of storage space you are already using? If you have a floating shelf, attach a pole underneath it to act as a rail. This way, you can continue to use the space on the stand and take advantage of the rail underneath.
You could store spare towels and bath products on the top of the shelf and hang wet items on the rail for easy access. Just ensure that the rail is secure enough to hold what could potentially be two heavy, wet towels and that the shelf is sturdy enough to support the weight. You do not want to be in a situation where everything falls off the wall because it is not structurally sound!
The most practical design for a small bathroom
If you have a very small bathroom, follow this simple design to make use of all the space you have available.
Choose a bath with inbuilt storage and fit it along one of the walls of the bathroom. This will give the feeling of additional space and even if the bathtub is small, you will still be able to store larger bottled items such as bleach and antibacterial spray.
Ensure you place at least one window above the bath, as the presence of natural light will make the bathroom feel much more spacious. Just take the time to ensure that people cannot see through it as you are taking a soak.
If possible, it is also a good idea to keep the bath and the sink parallel. Remember to take advantage of under sink storage as well.
As seen in the image below, you should always try to fix your WC opposite your bathtub to give the impression of extra space.
Last but not least, ensure you install a power-shower as a separate bath and shower simply isn’t possible in a small space. You will also need to invest in a shower rail and curtain.
Above are four steps you can take to ensure that your bathroom is as practical as possible. Following these ideas will help you to create both a unique and spacious bathroom. Just remember, if you want to be pragmatic, keep it simple.