Does your bathroom have room to grow?

When designing your bathroom, our design experts always advise that you consider how the space may be used now as well as in the future. If your family is still expanding or you foresee grandchildren in the future, you’ll save time and money later by considering these factors in your bathroom design now.

Top tips for futureproofing your bathroom design

Include a bath

Baths are often overlooked, especially if you are trying to save space. A bath can be a great design feature in your bathroom and is very useful when children or grandchildren come along. It’s also wonderful when you want to relax and unwind; moreover, a bath adds value when you are reselling your home.

If you’re short on space, consider a back-to-wall or island design instead of a freestanding bath, which usually requires more room.

Double basins

Incorporating double basins in the main bathroom will ensure no one has to queue up for the bathroom in the morning. This feature is guaranteed to save you precious time in the morning when everyone’s rushing off to work and school.

If you have the room, double basins are also ideal for an ensuite so you and your partner don’t get in each other’s way.

Multiple bathrooms

Consider adding another bathroom to the mix if you are building a large home. Not only are extra bathrooms handy when you have guests, they are also a practical asset if you have a busy, growing family, or when you put your house on the market.

If you don’t have room for a second full-sized bathroom, a powder room is a handy alternative. Usually only containing a toilet and basin, this little room might be your saviour when someone’s having a long soak in the bath in the main bathroom.

Care bathrooms

If you are designing a bathroom for an individual that requires care due to age or disability, there is a range of stylish and practical solutions available that comply with Australian Standards. Think about easy height toilet suites, lever mixer taps, shower rails and hand rails.

These products are designed with both practicality and design in mind, and many styles can be discreetly retrofitted into existing bathrooms.