Designing a Full Bath(page 1 of 2)

Get tips for creating a space that stands up to a lot of traffic

SP0070_RX-blue-bath-tile_s4x3 Designer, Lori Dennis

The children use it, overnight guests use it, and for homes without a master bathroom, the full bath (or family bath) is where all the action happens. It’s a high-traffic space, and for this reason, functionality is the theme. The bathroom must work for everyone. And that’s a tall order.

When planning a full bathroom remodel, take the time to seriously review how you use the space and set goals for your remodel so you can stay on track as you make important decisions about floor plan, fixtures, tile and more.

Questions to Ask

As you begin to plan and design your full bath, keep these questions in mind:

  • Who uses the bathroom, and how old are they? (Children?)
  • How many people use the bathroom at one time?
  • Do you need a bathtub in this space? If you choose to not include a tub, is there another bathroom in the house with a tub?
  • How many sinks do you want in the bathroom?
  • Do you have enough storage?
  • Is toilet privacy a necessity?
  • What appliances do you use, and are there enough electrical outlets available?
  • Do you bathe children in this bathroom?

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