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Bathroom Layouts That Work

In a small space like a bathroom, it's important to plan your layout carefully. Consider these tips for saving space and creating a functional room.
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Create Consistency Between Rooms

If the bathroom is connected to a master bedroom, plan your design to create a smooth transition. Try tying in a color or texture so the two spaces flow together. This spa-like bathroom, which has virtually no walls, flows seamlessly into the bedroom thanks to the subtle color palette and serene feeling. Photo by Daniel Newcomb; design by Joseph Pubillones

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Create Functional Areas in Layout

There is no exact prescription for the best bathroom layout — it all depends on how you use the space. This bathroom has a lot of open space in the middle of the room with functional areas along the perimeter, such as a sink and makeup area. Image courtesy of Jorge Castillo Design

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Utilize Space in Your Design

When considering the layout of your bathroom, take advantage of every square inch. This bathroom squeezes the shower, toilet and sink into a small area while still being a useful space. Image courtesy of Superior Homes

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Add Enough Storage Space

Adequate storage space is essential to a functional bathroom. Think about how many people will be using the room, and include enough cabinets and shelves so each person can keep their belongings organized and clean. This room has cabinets under each vanity, plus a tall cabinet for extra storage.

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