When designing your relaxing spa bathroom or ensuite you need to think about the space as a whole. In this previous article, I talked about designing the bedroom in particular, now we can look at the ensuite!

What space can you utilise?

If you are lucky enough to have a dressing room as part of the design then, as with our bedroom design planning, the space should be considered as a whole. The design or space layout is the first thing to think about so in your mind take out the internal walls and think about how you would like to use the space. For example, can you maximize what you have available? Can you walk through a dressing area to the bathroom or vice versa? Can you steal space from anywhere else, such as an airing cupboard or another bedroom?

What bathroom elements do you really want?

Another question to ask yourself is do you really need a bath and a shower, a toilet and a bidet? One mistake a lot of people make is that they think a bit like the number of bedrooms that you have to have a five-piece bathroom to keep the value in your home but if everything is jammed in and every time you get out of the bath you hit your head then it’s not working! Decide on whether bathing or showering is more important and then put the budget there, it’s far better to have a shower with a good flow of water and lots of space or a bath that you can relax in and is deep enough or long enough rather than having both and neither of which is fulfilling your requirements.

Consider the lighting

When planning your ensuite you also need to make sure the lighting is atmospheric as well as task-based. A good design badly lit is no longer a good design. Do you lounge in the bath? Then make sure you have somewhere like a knockout in a wall or a small table for a book and a drink. A tv placed into the wall at the end of the bath is something to think about if you don’t read. Shower toilets are becoming more and more popular which means a bidet is no longer required.

Mix up your materials

You really can think outside the box when it comes to surfaces & wall coverings. There’s lots of options now, not just tiles for your bathroom. There are options like wall covering panels which are available in fantastic finishes such as glass and can be used to create that five-star feel mixing materials the same as you would in the bedroom is the way to go to update that bathroom design.

If you’d like some help figuring out your design for your ensuite or home project, please get in touch with us today.