Furniture ArrangementsThe way you design a bathroom, the layout of your furniture is very important. This will dictate how much space you can create in your bathroom as well as how accessible each of your fixtures will be. Each of these aspects are important to your bathroom in their own ways, so they both need attention in regards to how to effectively use your furniture in your bathroom. This guide will highlight some of the best furniture arrangements for you to take advantage of, and some of the things that you may want to avoid.
Space CreationThe first thing you want to take into consideration when organizing your bathroom furniture in an effective method, is how much space you need to create for your design. The way you lay out your furniture will ultimately dictate how much space you will have when your bathroom design is complete. By placing pieces of furniture in the most optimal locations, you will benefit from increased comfort. One of the most underutilized places in a bathroom is the corner. A corner of your bathroom can incorporate a sink or vanity, along with shelves and other pieces of decor. A corner is often overlooked, to placing some of your fixtures there can open up space as well as increase your accessibility to those fixtures. Another aspect to focus on is floating fixtures. They are versatile and effective for many reasons and stylish as an added benefit.
When your fixtures are placed in the most optimal places, not only will space be created, but it will be much easier to access many of the areas in your bathroom. For example, if all of your fixtures are bunched together into one small area, it will obviously impact your level of comfort and accessibility for the negative. Spacing out your fixtures and placing them in the most reasonable and easy to reach places will allow you to fully enjoy the benefits of your bathroom fixtures and experience maximum comfort. The rest of this guide will highlight how you can save space with each specific furniture arrangement technique.
The Vanity AreaWhen it comes to your vanity area, you need to worry about both the location of your vanity and the furniture that will complement your vanity. As for the location of the vanity itself, there are a few things that you need to consider. First, you need to know the general size of your bathroom. If you have a smaller bathroom, you are going to have to position your fixtures closer to each other than you would need to in a bigger bathroom. With that being said, a vanity should follow a few rules no matter what the size of your bathroom is. For example, your vanity should always be very close to your toilet, preferably right next to it. This is because you want to have access to your sink to wash your hands immediately after you are done using your toilet. You should also make sure there is a properly sized mirror at your vanity as well.
Your mirror should be the same width as our vanity in order to keep a sense of cohesion and uniformity in your bathroom design. The mirror can be whatever shape you want, just make sure that the width is appropriate. You should also make sure you have a comfortable height for the mirror as well. Whether you want a wall mounted vanity or a floor standing vanity is up to you as well. However, wall mounted vanities will have a certain amount of space underneath of them that can be used to store anything that will fit. Floor standing vanities will have this quality sometimes, but there will be legs in the way. This might simply come down to a design choice for you, but it is just something to keep in mind.
StorageStorage can be implemented in a number of different areas of your bathroom, but there are a few places in which it will work extremely effectively. As far as the actual pieces of furniture that can be used as storage, there are few different ways that you can go. One of the easiest ways to incorporate storage is through the use of stand alone storage units. These are great for effectively storing items of various sizes. You can place a storage unit in your closet or in an empty corner of your bathroom. You don't want to put something like this out in the open because it can get in the way and it might be a little difficult to move around, unless it has wheels of course. You mainly just want them in an area that has a space for it and is accessible for you.
Storage units are some of the best and easiest ways to store some loose bathroom items so they are definitely worth consideration. Another great fixture for storage is a shelf. Shelves are great for displaying your items while doubling as effective storage solutions. Shelves should be placed in the places you need them most. These areas are typically next to your vanity, above your toilet or in your shower. These places are where you need to most access to most types of items, so this is something you should absolutely take into consideration if you are looking for some more effective storage solutions. Even if you don't need them, if you place them in these locations, your design will benefit from some increased display.
Bathtub/ShowerBathtub placement will come down to two major factors. First of all, if you plan on including an alcove bathtub, it will have to be somewhere against your wall. These types of bathtubs generally double as showers as well, so this is something to take into account. You need to make sure that the area in which you want to put your alcove bathtub has enough space to be comfortable and you will have no issues with it in the future.
It is generally a good idea to have your alcove bathtub, vanity and toilet all in the same area. This will just make things more convenient for you in the long run. If you choose to incorporate a freestanding bathtub, there are two things to consider. First you need to make sure your bathroom will be big enough to include a bathtub while still maintaining a large amount of space for your comfort. If you are unsure about this, take your measurements and find out whether or not your design can accommodate a freestanding bathtub or not.
The second thing you need to know is where you will put your bathtub. If you are going for more of a spa bathroom design, you should consider opening up the area for your bathtub. A stand alone bathtub doesn't really need to be close to any of your other fixtures, but it should be a comfortable area. You should have a table, towel rack and a small storage unit close by so that you have access to whatever you might need at any given time. If you want to complete a spa design, think about incorporating a television or a sound system to improve the quality of the room and boost the comfort of the environment. As long as you feel as though the area is comfortable, your design will be reliable for the future.
Furniture For ComfortThere are several different pieces of furniture for you to include in your bathroom design that can boost comfort and give you an extra level of relaxation. This will mainly include seating and similar other furniture pieces. One of the most common pieces that you can include is a comfortable bathroom bench. benches can be made of wood or other bathroom friendly materials that you will be able to incorporate in your specific bathroom design. A bench can be put against the wall of your bathroom in case you need to sit down somewhere while keeping it relatively out of the way of the main area of your bathroom.
Another great place for bathroom seating is in your vanity area. If you spend a decent amount of time at your vanity, you might want to consider including a chair or stool that you can sit on to make your daily routine a bit easier and more relaxing. This is a great addition to any bathroom design especially if you have the space.