How to Design an Interior Bath

Bathrooms are an integral component of any house and possess the potential to offer a relaxing, tranquil getaway within your own home. So important is a bath’s design that it is often involved in remodeling plans. According to, nearly 30 percent of the 121 million people who recently completed a home-improvement project were involved in a bathroom remodel. Designing a bath interior, however, can be quite challenging, as there are numerous designs from which to choose and innovative ways to implement style in functionality. Design your own luxurious retreat, but keep the essential elements in mind.

Things You’ll Need

Things You'll Need

Toilet area

Vanity area

Bath area

Closet area

Laundry area

Step 1

Design the toilet area by deciding if you would like an open toilet area or an enclosed one that offers more privacy, like a personal stall. Consider installing a urinal for men or adding a pedestal sink directly beside the toilet for convenience. Select corresponding rugs, potpourri and bathroom décor pieces to create a tropical theme, French toilette theme or country home theme.

Step 2

Design the vanity area by selecting a vanity sink style, such as a pedestal sink or a his and hers vanity area. Consider marble or granite countertops for the ultimate luxury, and contemplate the type of lighting you would like to create for your setting as well. Adjustable lighting is favorable as it allows you to customize the lighting to suit your tastes.

Step 3

Design the bath area by deciding if you would like a standard bathtub, a shower or both. Splurge on extravagance with a jetted Jacuzzi bath in which to relax your aching muscles. Create a romantic, elegant atmosphere by surrounding a bathtub with mirrors and shelves adorned with aroma therapeutic candles.

Interior Bath

Step 4

Design a laundry area for extra convenience. Simply toss your dirty clothes within the conveniently located laundry, where you may easily wash them for the next wear. Enclose the laundry area in a separate room, though, and accessible from the rest of the house, too.

Step 5

Design a closet area for another added convenience. Rather than having to traipse through the house in a robe or towel, simply slip directly into the closet to select your clothing. Provide a full-length dressing mirror by enclosing the closet with mirrored sliding doors that not only do not consume space but serve a practical purpose as well.


Remember to implement handicap capabilities, such as support grips, into your design if necessary.

Warnings Beware of violating building codes when designing any room of a home; always consult the building codes and restrictions for your area of residency.