Tips on Bathroom Design
General Bathroom Design
Bathroom Jargon
Twyford Bathrooms
Twyford Baths

General Bathroom Design - hints, tips and jargon

General guidelines -
  • Make your bathroom look bigger with effective use of colours and lines.
  • Bright coloured bathroom products next to white walls could overpower a small room.
  • Exposed shelving makes the space seem bigger.
  • Vertical lines add height to a room.
  • Horizontal lines (vanity tops, cabinets and mouldings) expand the space visually.
  • Pale colours on the walls and floor make a room appear larger.
  • Use mirrors to add length, depth and width to a room - an entire mirrored wall can appear to double the size of the bathroom.
  • Allow plenty of clearance for the door to open.
  • Floor covering should be slip resistant when wet.
  • Ensure there is sufficient shelf space for your toiletries.
  • Remember to allow storage space for cleaning materials, toilet paper and medicines etc.
  • Ensure there is adequate ventilation.
Hints on user space -

Wash basin - allow 1000 x 700mm in front of basin

WC - allow 800 x 600mm in front of WC

Bath - allow 1100 x 700mm in front of bath side

Bidet - allow 800 x 600mm in front of bidet


When ordering don't forget -
  • Brassware
  • Taps and heads
  • Accessories
  • Basin and Bath Wastes and overflows
  • Bath Panels (if not included with the bath)
  • Bath grips
  • WC Seat and Cover
  • Cistern lever

Hints and Tips

Bathroom Jargon

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