Best Designer Bathrooms – How To Design A Great Bathroom / Ensuite

Designing a great bathroom can be possible with the right amount of foresight and planning.

Eaglemont Designer ensuite

Open Mosaic Shower

Bathroom with marble walls and floors

Ergonomics, Layout & Planning

Starting with the best possible layout is paramount. Creating spatial efficiency is important and ergonomics need to always be taken into consideration.

Timber themed bathroom

Wall mounted bathroom fittings

There are actual rules of thumb when planning a bathroom, such as the distance of a toilet from the wall, or the width of a shower. Your designer will know these rules off by heart, and will guide you through the process.

Towel left on bathtub

How to create a Luxury

Creating luxury is all about attention to detail. For example, designing a tiled seat in your shower is a good way to enhance relaxation and functionality in a shower. Shower niches are de rigeur for practical storage of your shampoo and conditioners, body washes etc. It’s also a lovely idea to have a ledge near the bath for candles, oils and moisturisers.

Running shower

Clean white bathroom with frameless glass

The importance of Bathroom Lighting

The right lighting is also essential for a great bathroom. At the mirror, it is ideal to have a light source from either side and also above, this will help eliminate unwanted shadows. General lighting is normally a centralized fitting and accent lighting can be by way of a feature pendant. It’s important to always engage a specialist when planning your bathroom lighting layout as there are laws and restrictions in place.

MarbleDrop washbasin

Bathroom with modern lighting

Making a Statement in your Bathroom

Your bathroom vanity can be a real feature, not just a place for storing things. A beautifully designed bathroom vanity is further enhanced by the finishes used. For example, a mix of natural stone and timber veneer is timeless, elegant and sophisticated.

Goccia collection taps, sinks and accessories


Making a statement with a beautiful bathtub makes for a great bathroom. A gorgeous freestanding tub for example is not only a focal point, but exudes elegance and further enhances the relaxation experience within your bathroom.


Provincial themed bathroom with a Freestanding Baths

High back floor standing bathtub

Along with the tiled seat in your shower, why not extend the spa experience by using rain head showerheads, body jets or even ready to install steam panels.

Rain shower head and a rock bench

And last, but by no means least, the all-important selection of materials used in your bathroom will really make the absolute world of difference in your bathroom.

Modern Black Wall Lighting by Modular

Daniel’s Lane Residence

With the main finish in your bathroom being tiles, you must always firstly consider the mood or feeling you wish to create. For example, a light coloured tile will create an open airy feeling whilst a darker tile creates a much more moody and intimate feeling.

Country house with contemporary marble bath in Svetlogorye


Once you have selected the colour then consider the shape and size of the tile. You can even consider combining textures and shapes for visual interest.

Very interesting bathrrom design, rhombus pattern tile splashback

Ultimately, the best bathroom is the one that you can feel relaxed in, and unwind in after a long and stressful day.

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