A bathroom is quite a special room for a number of reasons.
Firstly, usually it has to be adjusted to meet diverse needs of all household members. Its arrangement, size and location should certainly provide everyone with maximum comfort. You will need to decide if you need a bathroom for a single person, a couple, or a family with children. You may also want to consider whether it will be used by any elderly or disabled persons.
Secondly, bathroom fittings are to serve you for a long time, so it is worth taking the time to carefully think over your bathroom's intended use and consider how your expectations might change over the next few years. Bathroom fittings are by necessity installed in a fixed manner and cannot be easily replaced or moved when you no longer find the arrangement fits for you. It is also helpful to recognize what functions a modern bathroom can fulfil.
Contrary to all appearances, it is neither easy nor simple to design a bathroom. If you make your decisions in a rush or without proper consideration, you might end up walking into your bathroom every day, wondering why it is so impractical.
So remember, when designing your bathroom and selecting its fittings, you must be absolutely sure about its purpose for the years to come.
You might find it easier and simpler to reach these decisions by referring to our bathroom standards. These define the arrangement programme for the bathroom based on its intended use and primary users. For each bathroom type we have suggested furnishings to ensure maximum comfort for all household members. The standards also specify the recommended location of various bathrooms in different parts of the house or apartment.