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Bathroom ideas and tips you should check out before designing for your home

While designing a bathroom, one should take care of minimum/ideal measurements inside the bathroom, which helps in providing comfort and safe clearance for general usage and movements inside. Bathroom dimensions may vary in different regions and according to the fixture sizes. Minimum/required measurements include 762 mm of clearance in front of the vanity, W.C. and bathtub. The minimum or ideal shower size should be 914 mm by 914 mm. The minimum width of the bathroom door is around 863 mm. Distance from the W.C. center to the wall or obstacle should be around or at least 430 mm.

Bathroom floorplan

A well-designed bathroom is comfortable to use, safe, durable and easy to clean. It is crucial/important to know standard measurements. There are many considerations that go into designing. For example, providing proper ventilation, placing bathroom elements correctly, choosing the right materials for the bathroom, etc. Given below are the drawings showing minimum/recommended measurements inside the bathroom, which helps in enhancing the user experience.

Paper height from finished floor level and distance from WC

Vanity and towel hanger height

Seating, grab bar and shower height

Given below are the standard/minimum dimensions according to the building code. It may vary from region to region.

Bathroom layout - bathtub, W.C., sink (size: 2.4 m x 1.7 m)

Bathroom layout - shower, W.C., sink (size: 1.8 m x 1.7 m)

Bathroom layout - shower, W.C., sink (size: 2.5 m x 1.3 m)

Powder room layout - W.C., sink (size: 1.7 m x 1.2 m)

Bathroom layout - shower, W.C., sink (size: 2.5 m x 1.8 m)

Mistakes to avoid while designing bathrooms -

Incorrect layout

Correct bathroom layout

There are some common mistakes people usually make while designing a bathroom. There are basically the W.C., sink, linen, bathtub and shower ,which should be placed properly according to the space/room available. In the first layout (which is incorrect), the W.C. and the entry door collide with each other. As soon as anyone enters the bathroom, there is a chance of colliding with the shower glass door, which can lead to serious injury. It is always good to put these elements away from the main bathroom door to avoid any type of collision, as shown in the second layout.

Bathroom design tips

Providing clear floor space and clearance for a wheelchair footrest is very crucial. While designing, an open knee space is given, which is why it is important to know the standard dimensions of it. There are different kinds of vanity/sink designs that are convertible, easy to use and efficient. Given below are some examples shown with the respective measurements.

Vanity design

Turning radius

Bathroom interiors -

Bathroom interior design

Bathroom interior design

Bathroom interior design

More bathroom floorplans to consider -

Bathroom floorplans

Full-bath floorplans


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