Bathroom Design / October 19, 2018 / Giuliana Bundy.
A full bathroom is designed to accommodate the needs of a family. Unfortunately, in most homes, the actual full bathroom designs are severely lacking in the things that a family truly needs. It has the three elements necessary in a bathroom (sink, toilet, tub), but for the most part, the baths of old built-in forgotten spaces that no longer accommodate that growing American family. First they are too small, second they are not convenient for the high traffic need to help, and third, they lack storage.
The trick to remodeling a full bathroom is that you need to incorporate all of these elements that are lacking in your new design plan. And you most definitely need a program. If you have the space to accommodate multiple basins, it is worth the added expense to do so. Imagine the time saved if someone can be shaving in one sink and brushing teeth, washing faces, etc. etc. in the remaining pan. With tight schedules, working parents, and sleep deprivation becoming such issues in America at the moment there is not enough time in the morning for everyone to have their private 20 minutes.
If it is at all possible, it is in the entire best interest of everyone involved to have the toilet closed off and separated from the rest of the bathroom. Allows one person to take care of business without interrupting another person's shower. Even if mom and dad have their bath, if you have more than one child you know how useful this would be. Even in a small space if the spaces are clearly defined (such as having the toilet separate from the vanity area), you aren't stepping on each other to get your mission accomplished. And while I'm not sure about your home, mornings in my house are a mission. It's called "Mission Impossible: Everyone Out the Door Without Forgetting Anything." It bombed at the box office, but it gets playtime in my house, five days a week.
Storage space is something that can be addressed perhaps the most efficiently. If it doesn't have to be in the bathroom, it needs to be somewhere else. Cosmetics can be in the bedroom. They do not have to go to the bathroom, and if it's necessary for lighting or whatever, there are buckets you can find cheaply almost anywhere that can use for carrying. What you truly need in the bathroom is a place to store extra towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, and other personal products. Anything else could probably do well if it found a new home. If you organize correctly and pitch what used regularly, you will be amazed at how much space you've freed.
Incorporating these elements into the designs of your full bathroom will significantly improve the functionality of the room and your family's morning routine. These are small steps that can be made to ensure greater enjoyment of your available space.