Simple Ensuite Bathroom Ideas For Your Home

By on April 1, 2015 in Bathroom with 0 Comments

Depending on where you are from, an en-suite bath or the ensuite bathroom refers to an additional bathroom in the house that is connected to a bedroom.  Usually, it’s the master bedroom. Although this is usually the most common room to have an en suite installed. We want to take a look at ensuite bathroom ideas that you can use in your home.

What is an ensuite bathroom?

Obviously, they are not limited to only being installed in the master bedroom. Since bedrooms tend to increase in size along with the property there is an opportunity for making them viable rooms for an ensuite, larger houses sometimes have several en suites.

You will never find an en-suite installed in a hallway or other common areas such as the kitchen or dining room.  However, it does not take the title of an en suite bathroom’s if there is a bathroom adjoined to one of these rooms.

To be classed as an en-suite there have to be six pieces of plumbing equipment and fixtures installed. As such, whether it stays as a simple toilet and basin room or expands into a full bathroom is entirely up to the house owner & builder if there is a lot of space for the development of the bathroom.

Ensuite Bathroom Ideas

En-suite Bathroom Ideas

Ensuite bathroom ideas that are simple and work

Whether your ensuite bathroom is small or large.  The overall efficiency of the space could be affected by the way you design your room. It is an idea to have a list of everything you would like to include in your en-suite before you begin designing your space.

Consider things like a separate shower or a double shower etc.  By making this list, it will save you time and maybe money in the event a mistake in designing is made.

Space-saving ideas

To save on space if your en-suite bathroom area is small.  Then choose design elements that do not take up a lot of room.

For instance, install a  corner sink rather than a large single sink and vanity cabinet. A shower  may be installed in place of a bathtub.  Or try using a shower bath combination.  Extra storage could be created up top around the ceiling for hanging items on hooks instead of stacking them.

Open Up

To store towels and toiletries, open shelves could be used in place of closed cabinet storage. Make the space look larger by trying lighter colors on the floors and walls.  Then add a window or a set of skylights to bring a breeze and natural light into the room, if your budget permits.

For an even more open effect, sink-top clutter may be banished to under the sink in a cabinet, inside a closet or on a shelf.

Design Ideas for Ensuite Bathrooms

Design Ideas for Ensuite Bathrooms

Add Detail

By adding detail, your bathroom will be given character. Instead of installing curtains or blinds, install old shutters on the inside of the windows. You could create a mosaic floor with a variety of tiles.  Just use different shades of the same colour, or choose an unusual baseboard or moulding with intricate detailing.

Detail could be added to your walls by installing a beadboard or get colourful with glass or ceramic wall tiles.

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