Design your bathroom with an open and accessible plan in mind.

Creating Space

An open bathroom design promotes the creation of space and a relaxing atmosphere. This particular design focuses on moving your fixtures and accessories to the edges of your bathroom while opening up space in the middle of your bathroom for your fixtures and decor that you want to feature. Depending on the size of your bathroom, the ease of this process will vary. If your bathroom is on the bigger side, this can be a relatively easy process because you have a lot of space to work with. If your bathroom is smaller, opening up your bathroom can still be done fairly easily. Either way, you want to make sure that your bathroom has enough space for you to move comfortably and that you can easily access all of your necessary fixtures and accessories.

Remove Clutter

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The first thing you want to do, no matter what size your bathroom is, is clean out all of the clutter or old items. Often times, bathroom space can be taken up by clutter that serves no functional purpose. Once you remove a majority of the clutter and loose items in your bathroom, you get the freedom to relocate your fixtures in a fashion that will help you open up space in your bathroom. It is advised that you measure all of your fixtures and draft a floor plan to see where the most optimal places to move your fixtures will be. While you are doing this, clean your entire bathroom as well. Sweep and wipe down your fixtures in order to prepare for the design change. Once you look through your bathroom, you will be surprised as to how many items you may not need.

Move Your Fixtures

Once all of the clutter is cleared out of your bathroom, you can start to plan out how you want to move your fixtures around to open up space in your room. Many fixtures work well when put into the corner of a room or somewhere along the wall, so you have quite a few options here. Some pedestal sinks work very well in corners, as well as certain types of vanities. Utilize the corners in your bathroom to include storage options as well. Corner shelves are beautiful options in this regard. With all of your main fixtures moved toward the wall, you have more free room to walk and things in your bathroom become more accessible.

The Bathtub

One of the most defining features of an open bathroom design is the bathtub placement. In an open bathroom design, the bathtub is generally placed in the center or near the center of the bathroom. A luxury bathtub can be the highlight of any bathroom, but in this particular design, it can work especially well. With all of the open space you have in your bathroom, the bathtub will become a relaxing place that you can rely on every time you are in your bathroom. Freestanding bathtubs give you a number options regarding design as well, being very versatile in that sense.

Move Your Fixtures Around

One of the best ways to create space in a bathroom is to place your fixtures in the optimal locations. This is a great way to create space as well as increase the comfort of your overall design. There are several things to take into account when you're going through this process. First of all you should know where you are going to put your fixtures before you move them. If you go into this process without a plan, it may end up coming back to bite you in the future. because of this, you want to make sure you have a drawn-out plan.

If you need help with this at all, it is suggested that you contact a professional for some help. Either way you should plan this out before you start doing any physical work. To start this process there are several things to take into account. First make sure your fixtures are in an accessible location. Make sure that your toilet is right next to your vanity or sink. This is because right after you use the toilet, you need to use the sink. You should also put your shower next to your toilet or vanity area. it is important to have all of your fixtures relatively close to one another for accessibility reasons.

Remove Unnecessary Fixtures

Sometimes, the most important thing to do to create space, is to remove unnecessary fixtures. By doing this, you will create much more space than you would have had otherwise. There are several cases in which this could be the situation for you. For example, if you have a bathtub in your bathroom but never use it, you might want to remove it. At this point, if you never use it, you might as well just take it out of your bathroom to increase the overall floor space.

Another possibility is that you may have an extra sink or vanity. If you only need one vanity or sink, there is no point in having two. Use the same line of thinking for every other fixture in your bathroom. If you end up removing some of these fixtures, it will create space for you to incorporate other elements into your design. This could include any item that could be used to increase comfort such as a stool or bench. It could also be something such as a piece of beautiful decor. These are things to consider when you have more open space to work with.

Add an Expansion

If you have the resources for it, sometimes the best thing to do is to physically expand your bathroom. Of course, this will require money, time and space, either inside or outside of your home. Although this process can be time-consuming and sometimes stressful, it is one of the best ways to increase bathroom space to create a perfect bathroom design. With that being said, there are several different routes to go here. If you want to renovate your bathroom to make it bigger, you first need to decide how you are going to do so. First, decide whether or not you have space inside your home to tear down a wall and expand your master bathroom.

If you do not, you may have to simply consider adding an addition onto your home to accommodate the space. This is often the case for many home designs. If you already know that you need an expansion for your bathroom, you already know what you want to do personally. If you aren't sure what you want to do yet, you should look at your entire home design to see how it will affect any other area of your home. You should definitely contact a professional no matter what you were doing. A large bathroom is one of the most comfortable and relaxing areas of a home design. Because of this, you should consider an expansion.

Add Some Large Mirrors

If you have a small bathroom design, there may not be much you can do to make it bigger. However, there are ways to make it seem bigger without physically increasing the space. One of the most affordable and effective ways to do this, is through the inclusion of large bathroom mirrors. Large mirrors, if placed correctly, will give your bathroom space the illusion of being larger than it is. To utilize the strategy effectively, find the focal point of your bathroom.

After you know where the focal point of your specific design is, point your mirrors towards that focal point. This way, you will be able to accentuate that focal point greatly, and make it seem bigger than it actually is. You should still try to keep your mirrors on flat surfaces so that they still look clean and uniform. Avoid positioning your mirrors in uncomfortable locations, or else your design could end up looking broken apart. Of course, this won't actually make your bathroom bigger, but it is one of the best illusions to at least make it seem a bit more spacious.

Final Note

Bathroom space is one of the most important aspects of a luxury bathroom, so consider opening up your bathroom to gain that relaxation factor you need. You need bathroom space to fully enjoy the strength of your bathroom design. Whether you have to remove fixtures, building expansion, or any other method, space will be one of the most important elements of your bathroom design. If you need any help at all, do not hesitate to contact a professional and get the help you need. Because some of these projects or one-time deals, you do not want to mess up anything. Because of this, this process could take a somewhat long time. Be patient and your bathroom design will end up comfortable and luxurious. Space is crucial for you to fully enjoy any area of your home, so it is very important to focus on it for your bathroom design.