Planning Your Dream Bathroom with Battersea Bathrooms

June 7, 2024by Mack Galus
Planning Your Dream Bathroom with Battersea Bathrooms

Embarking on a bathroom renovation, regardless of its size or complexity, can be daunting. But with expert guidance from Battersea Bathrooms, you’ll soon be on your way to creating the perfect space.

Start with the Layout

Planning your bathroom design begins with the layout. Identifying the locations of doors and windows is crucial for making the most of your space, whether it’s small or large. Here’s how to get started:

Assess Your Space

Begin by measuring your bathroom. This includes the floor’s dimensions, the room’s height, and the positions of any fixtures that won’t be moved, such as windows, doors, and alcoves.

Consider Entry Points

Think about how doors and windows will affect the placement of your bathroom fixtures. For example, a door that swings into the room might limit where you can place a toilet or vanity.

Find Inspiration

Not sure where to begin? Get inspired by browsing through our extensive collection of customer bathroom images or simply Schluter-Systems Instagram. Whether you prefer a contemporary open-plan design or a more traditional layout, we have plenty of ideas to spark your creativity.

Explore Different Styles

Look through various styles to see what resonates with you. Modern bathrooms might feature clean lines and minimalistic fixtures, while traditional bathrooms could include more ornate details and classic colours.

Customer Bathroom Images

Choose elements that appeal to you, like a specific bath, suite, shower, or wet room, and see if they fit your space. Consider how many people will use the bathroom. An ensuite might just be two adults, but a cloakroom bathroom could serve multiple guests.

Sources of Inspiration

Social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest are treasure troves for finding bathroom ideas. Follow Battersea Bathrooms for regular updates and inspiration. And remember, the best inspiration is often free!

Real Customer Examples

We have compiled a gallery of real customer bathrooms in various shapes and sizes. Whether you have a small, cosy space or a large, luxurious bathroom, you’ll find examples showing how different styles and products work in your home.


Your Bathroom Design

Now that you have some ideas, the next step is selecting products and deciding where they’ll go. Here’s a logical approach:

Positioning Your Toilet

One of the first things to consider is the position of your toilet, usually dictated by your soil pipe. A wall-mounted toilet from GEBERIT can be a space-saving solution for small bathrooms. These toilets save space and provide a sleek, modern look.


Optimal Placement

Place the toilet close to the existing soil pipe if possible to minimize plumbing work. Consider placing the toilet in a corner to maximize floor space in smaller bathrooms.

Decide on Your Products

Next, decide which products to include in your bathroom. This step involves considering both functionality and aesthetics:

Essential Fixtures

  • Bidet and Basin Type: Decide whether a bidet is necessary and what type of basin best fits your style and space.
  • Bathroom Furniture: Choose from a range of storage options, from freestanding units to built-in cabinetry.
  • Bath or Shower: Do you need both, or could a shower-bath combination work better?

Luxury Additions

  • Vanity Units: Is there room for two? Double vanities can be a great addition to shared bathrooms.
  • Separate Shower and Bath: If space allows, a separate shower and bath can add a touch of luxury.
  • Walk-In Shower: For a more contemporary look, consider a walk-in shower with a GROHE shower mixer for a seamless, modern aesthetic.

Essential Items vs. Nice-to-Haves

Toilets and sinks are essential, but items like storage, heated towel rails, and accessories can add character and convenience.

Practical Needs

  • Toilet and Basin: These are non-negotiables in any bathroom.
  • Shower or Bath: Depending on your preference, one of these will be essential in your main bathroom.


  • Bathroom Storage: Consider cabinets, shelves, and other storage solutions to organise your bathroom.
  • Heated Wall: These add a touch of luxury and functionality, keeping your towels warm and dry.
  • Accessories: Soap dispensers, toothbrush holders, and other accessories can enhance your bathroom’s overall look and functionality.


Drawing Your Plan

Use graph paper to draw your bathroom to scale. Include windows, doors, alcoves, and sloping ceilings. Cut out paper shapes to represent fixtures and see how they fit into your plan. This step helps visualize the layout and ensures that all elements fit comfortably.

Measuring Your Bathroom

Check out our handy guide to measuring your bathroom for accuracy. Accurate measurements are crucial for creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing layout.

Your Floor Plan

It’s easier to change a design on paper or with our design service than after ordering products. Experiment with different layouts until you find the one you love. This process allows you to explore multiple configurations without committing to any physical changes.

Planning a Small Bathroom

No matter the size of your bathroom, planning is crucial. Check out our guide to planning a small bathroom for tips on making the most of your space.

Space-Saving Solutions

  • Compact Fixtures: Consider smaller basins and toilets to maximize floor space.
  • Wall-Mounted Units: These can provide additional floor space and a modern look.
  • Mirrors and Lighting: Use mirrors and strategic lighting to create the illusion of a larger space.

Bathroom Floor and Walls

Decide on flooring—tiles or vinyl/laminate—and think about wall options. Shower wall panels can be a cost-effective and easy-to-clean alternative to traditional tiles. Schluter-Systems offers excellent waterproofing solutions to ensure your bathroom remains leak-free and durable.

Flooring Options

  • Tiles: Durable and available in a wide range of styles and colors.
  • Vinyl/Laminate: Cost-effective and easy to install, these options are great for DIY projects.
  • Heated Floors: Consider adding underfloor heating for extra comfort.

Wall Treatments

  • Tiles: Classic and easy to clean, tiles are a popular choice.
  • Shower Panels: These offer a seamless look and are easier to maintain than tiles.

Be Smart with Your Space

Consider wall-mounted units for a floating effect and better use of space. Explore baths with built-in storage or shower baths for small bathrooms. Wall-mounted fixtures can make a small bathroom feel larger and more open.

Maximizing Space

  • Under-Sink Storage: Utilize the space under your sink for additional storage.
  • Recessed Shelving: Built-in shelves can save space and provide a clean look.
  • Compact Fixtures: Choose space-saving fixtures that don’t compromise on style or function.

Don’t Forget the Ceiling

Plan your ceiling design, including lighting and colour. It’s an often-overlooked aspect of bathroom design. Recessed lighting can provide a clean, modern look, while a statement light fixture adds elegance.

3D Computer Modelling

At Battersea Bathrooms, we offer comprehensive 3D design services using Palette CAD software. Our experts will create a detailed 3D model of your bathroom, providing you with a clear vision of your new space before any work begins. This service lets you see how different layouts, fixtures, and finishes will look in your space, ensuring you make the best choices for your needs.

The Perfect Bathroom for You

Your bathroom should reflect your personal style and needs. Whether it’s a relaxing sanctuary or a practical space for a busy family, design it to suit your lifestyle. Think about how you use your bathroom and what features are most important to you.


  • Colour Scheme: Choose colours you love and create the desired mood.
  • Fixtures and Fittings: Select fixtures that match your style and provide the necessary functionality.
  • Storage Solutions: Tailor your storage options to fit your personal habits and needs.

Get Professional Help

If creating these plans sounds overwhelming, let our experienced Bathroom Design team handle it for you. Provide us with your requirements, and we’ll produce a floor plan and product list.

Enquire About Our Bathroom Design Service

Featured Products

  • Wall-Mounted Toilet: GEBERIT
  • Waterproofing: Schluter-Systems
  • 3D Design Software: Palette CAD
  • Shower Mixer: GROHE

Transform your bathroom into a stunning, functional space with Battersea Bathrooms. Get started today!

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