How to Design And Plan Your Bathroom

Posted on 28 September 2018

For some, the bathroom is purely there for functionality rather than style but for others, the bathroom is the making and breaking point of a sale. If you’re looking to refresh your bathroom to make your home more saleable or to simply indulge in luxury, you’ll certainly be looking towards design and planning ideas to improve your bathroom’s overall appearance. This month, Quality Bathrooms are here to discuss how to design and plan your bathroom like an interior designer.



Your current layout: what’s good about it and what’s bad? If you’re fed up of having the toilet too close to the sink, bath or shower, think about how you can improve upon that. You may wish to make a to-scale graph to mix around your layout possibilities.walk in shower

If you have a small bathroom, consider how to save space but maximise the important facilities. Toilets don’t vary too much in size unlike baths and showers do – so your main features should be either the shower or bath.

If you don’t use a bath and mainly just shower, why not have one big walk-in shower? Alternatively, if you like to have baths, have a large whirlpool spa bath with a shower head attachment for flexibility.



As lighting can affect our state of mind, it’s important to get the lighting right in your bathroom – since it’ll be the first place you enter in the morning and the last place at night. Ease yourself into the morning with dimmed lighting and stay sleepy even when you get up to spend a penny in the middle of the night. Experiment with mirror and cabinet lighting that’ll offer you a spa-like feel, a perfect way to put you in a relaxed mood.



When designing your bathroom, you will want to think about colour. You may be taken by the idea of something bright and jazzy or alternatively neutral, beiges and creams. Consider how best to use colour, if you have a small bathroom work with light colours to reflect the light and opt for darker colours in larger bathrooms.


There’s no doubt that minimalism is nice but we all have things we need to store in a bathroom and the list is bigger than we think:

  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bin
  • Toilet brush

Don’t be afraid of storage, if you give yourself enough room to contain your toiletries, your bathroom will always look spotless.


Tiles or wall panels

In this modern day and age why give yourself the tedious task of regrouting between your tiles in the bathroom when you can have wall panels that offer a seamless finish? A wet wall is easy to clean because there’s no need to grout – making your bathroom increasingly hygienic and stain resistant.  


Quality Bathrooms have a wealth of experience providing customers with stunning bathrooms, ensuite, showers, wet rooms and bathroom furniture. For more information about our fitting service or planning and design – call our friendly team today. We operate throughout Scunthorpe, Epworth, Gainsborough and Brigg/Barton.

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