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Three ways to layout a bathroom floorplan

Whether you’re installing one bathroom or five; an ensuite, powder room or family bathroom; the layout ideas here will get you started!

Bathroom Layouts

I’ve shared three different ways a 2m x 3m room can be used as a bathroom. I appreciate that not all bathrooms are perfectly rectangular or luxurious in size – the purpose of these concept layouts is to show you that no matter what the scope is, there’s always a way to make the space work for you.

Two thoughts to keep in mind though: the toilet is ideally positioned on an exterior wall and ideally, it’s not front and centre to the bathroom door.

Layout One

Layout Two

Layout Three

Bathroom Layout Strategy

  • If you’re planning on skipping the door to your tiled shower, then you’ll need at least 1m wide walls or glazing either side of the shower head and a minimum 65cm opening to walk through to the shower
  • Consider positioning your shower tap at the entrance of the shower rather than under the shower head – that’s counter-intuitive and a sure way to end up wet when you turn it on, despite being the norm (as it is cheaper to keep the plumbing for each close together)
  • Planning on building in a shower seat? It needs to be around 50cm high and either 10cm deep for bottles etc or to rest your foot on when shaving your legs, or 25-35cm deep if you want to sit on it
  • Hand towel and bath towel rails should be positioned next to or opposite the vanity and shower if your layout allows for it
  • Try and hide the toilet from view when the bathroom door is open if you can – use a part-height wall or position it to the side / behind the door.


Do you have plans to renovate your bathroom or laundry?

 From toilet types and tapware to all the services you need to consider such as water, waste and power, my ebook: The Complete Guide to Bathroom and Laundry giving you all the information you need to create a bathroom and laundry you’ll truly love. I’ve included my top insider tips including floor plan examples, save versus splurge options and the design and build process.