Bathroom Layout Plans


As one of your home's most functional spaces, you may not put much thought into how your bathroom is laid out. However, depending on its size and components, there are several bathroom floor plan options that may work. Choosing the right one for your home can help maximize space, make the bathroom easier to share and even improve its look.


  • For a basic, average-size bathroom layout plan, start with a toilet, shower-tub combination and a sink or vanity. Place the shower-tub combo on the wall opposite the door. Set the toilet on a perpendicular wall, taking into account the direction that door opens into the room and leaving sufficient space between it and the shower-tub. Install the sink beside the toilet, leaving adequate space between the two for cleaning.

Long and Narrow

  • If your bathroom is a long, narrow space, a single wall layout typically works best. Place your shower-tub combo on one of the shorter walls. In a narrow space, it will likely take up the entire wall. Set the toilet and sink on one of the longer walls, so essentially all of the elements are on the same wall. Because the space is longer, you may opt for a larger vanity or double sinks instead of a basic pedestal option. There may also be room for a linen or storage closet, depending on the size of the room and the position of the door.

Shower Stall and Tub

  • In a bathroom that contains a separate shower stall and tub, there are several layout options. You can place the two beside each other on the same wall, and set the sink and toilet on the opposite wall. However, you can also place them in opposite corners of the room, and set the sink and vanity beside one of them. Place the toilet in the room's free corner. If you have a very large bathroom and are planning on a freestanding tub, you can place it in the center of the room for a dramatic effect. Place the shower stall in a corner of the room on the wall. Set the sink or vanity beside the shower and the toilet in the corner opposite the shower stall.


  • For increased privacy, you can also create a bathroom layout plan that separates the room into distinct spaces. You can place the shower and toilet behind a wall, with the vanity and sink in a separate area so you can wash your face or brush their teeth while a family member uses the facilities. You can separate the toilet from the other bathroom features, so individuals have privacy even if someone is at the bathroom sink or in the shower. You can enclose the shower and tub in a separate area as well.

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