Master Bathroom Layouts
Find all the info you'll need on master bathroom layouts, and get ready to create an elegant and efficient bathroom space in your home.
Your master bathroom will be a key location in your home, so you'll want to explore the full range of master bathroom layouts before deciding which one is right for you.
Master bathrooms often come with their own set of distinct design considerations, particularly if they're located inside or adjacent to a master bedroom. In this case, the master bathroom will likely need to mirror or at least emulate the design of the master bedroom. This is by no means a requirement, but a severe stylistic departure may create too much "visual noise" in a space that's meant to be soothing and elegant.
Romantic and Relaxing Master Bath
This master bathroom is detailed with beige limestone, white fixtures and chrome accents, creating a spa-like feel for everyday use. The candleholder behind the tub, made from reclaimed lumber from an old barn, adds a romantic, relaxing feel. Design by Gregory Augustine
This spa-like bathroom, designed by Andreas Charalambous, features a glass walk-in shower and a spacious two-person bathtub. The muted color palette with the dark-stained floating cabinet and double vanity make this space relaxing, while the uninterrupted mirror on one wall makes the space feel open.
Inspired by the panoramic ocean view, this bathroom incorporates a saltwater fish tank as the focal point of the space. The fish tank is built into a partitioned wall and can be enjoyed while showering or getting ready in the vanity area. The shower is designed to provide a spa experience by using nine body sprays, a steam shower and rain-like showerheads on the ceiling. Design by Bruce Rosenblum
Soothing Bathroom Colors
This wave tub is perfect for a homeowner who loves baths. The tub contours to the body and makes bathing a truly spa-like experience. The soothing sage-tiled tub and walls, in combination with the touch of foliage and candles, enhance the relaxing atmosphere of this space. Design by Lori Dennis
Soothing and Simple Design
This oversized solid-stone tub was built in France and had to be lowered into the bathroom via crane through the skylight. But it was worth the effort. The tub and candles, with the muted walls and relaxing overall feel of the room, seem to beckon you to take a relaxing soak and unwind from the day. Design by SPI Design
One of the chief considerations for master bathroom layout is the size and location of the tub and shower. A common mistake in master bathroom design is to choose a tub or shower that's either too big or too small. Be sure to very carefully measure your space and estimate what size bathing space it can accommodate, as well as your own preferences. For instance, you might ask yourself whether a tub is essential in combination with a shower, or if you would prefer a larger "walk in" shower with more.
If a tub is definitely in the plans and space isn't an issue, consider a whirlpool or standalone tub in the center of the bathroom as a focal point.
When choosing double sinks, think hard about the amount of space that all of the users will need to both move freely when in the bathroom at the same time, and to store accessories.
Finally, if possible, install the toilet in a separate water closet enclosure within the master bathroom for enhanced privacy.
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