Bathroom in a bedroom: 6 design tips

Opting for the parental suite has become the fashionable solution for the layout of the parents’ bedroom, even for some teenagers who want their independence. It must be said that having a personal space dedicated to your sleep and hygiene is particularly comfortable. On the other hand, this comfort is only accessible insofar as one opts for the right design methods. Indeed, you don’t install a bathroom in your bedroom without properly preparing your project. Here are our 6 tips for a successful parental suite.

Tip n°1: above all, we take into account the space

Space is the basis. If your room is 9 m² or 10 m², don’t imagine installing a bathroom there. Either you will have to gain space elsewhere by breaking down walls, or you move the whole thing to a bigger room, or you abandon this idea. To create a parental suite and integrate a bathroom into a bedroom, it is recommended to have a minimum space of 15 m².

This minimum space leaves little room for the bathroom. You will therefore probably have to choose between installing a shower and a bathtub, because it is difficult to install both in a small space. If possible, aim for 18 to 20 m² for optimal comfort.

Another small point of detail: before considering your project, it is necessary to have another accessible bathroom. Indeed, the principle of the parental suite is to dedicate it to the parents. If you don’t have another piece of water in the house, you will see your children and your guests forced to go through your room to go wash up.

Tip n°2: study your budget and optimize the work

Placing a bathroom in a bedroom as part of a construction project is relatively simple and inexpensive. It is less so when it comes to fitting out a bathroom in an already existing room. Indeed, your room was not originally designed to house a water point. You will therefore have to think about the necessary work in terms of plumbing, partitioning, heating and ventilation, among other details of sanitary equipment and decoration. This work will be important and necessarily expensive, especially if no water supply is located nearby. Prepare your project well in advance and assess your necessary budget to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Tip n°3: we separate the spaces

True, you are installing a bathroom in your bedroom, but this installation does not have to be done in the literal sense. Certainly, a pretty modern bathtub near a bed can be very aesthetic, but it is recommended to leave these arrangements to the magazines and to think of your well-being above all. By separating the spaces, you will gain in comfort.

Why ? For a variety of very simple reasons. On the one hand, the bedroom and the bathroom are two separate rooms that have nothing in common. The first is dedicated to sleep and the second is a wet room. However, the two are not really compatible for health. In addition, the heating needs are not the same. Finally, you and your spouse may not or will not always have the same schedules. If one takes a bath early in the morning or late at night while the other is sleeping, the bathroom can very quickly become a source of discomfort and conflict.

Separating the spaces can be mostly visual, but the zones should be marked somewhat for comfort. You can opt for a simple partition or a half-partition, but also add a canopy if you lack light. Some arrange a platform to separate the spaces when others are content with a change of floor and/or wall covering. Up to you.

Tip n°4: think about the necessary equipment

For your health, it is imperative to properly equip your bathroom with the elements necessary for its proper functioning. This piece of water is very humid, it is therefore imperative to install an efficient ventilation system, otherwise your room will suffer from this humidity, your clothes and textiles will give off an unpleasant odor, your coverings may be covered with mold and your sleep will be affected. disturbed.

In addition, you need to think about a heater dedicated to the bathroom space. If a temperature of 16 to 18°C ​​is more than enough for a bedroom and is suitable for quality sleep, you will be far too cold when you get out of the shower! You must therefore provide a heating device for the bathroom, either in the form of a towel radiator for quick and efficient heat, or underfloor heating if you are less cautious.

Tip n°5: harmonize the decoration and think about storage

To preserve the harmony between your two rooms, it is important to properly design the decoration of your two spaces. You will probably see your bedroom from your bathroom and vice versa. We therefore advise you to opt for similar decorations, or at least to make a few reminders. With a harmonious decoration, you will more easily find a visual balance and well-being in your parental suite.

In addition, remember to properly equip the two suitable storage spaces. It would indeed be unpleasant to see the shampoo cans, hairbrushes and toothbrushes in your bathroom from your bed. Arrange practical, functional and simple storage in your bathroom for more comfort and more beauty.

Tip n°6: what about the toilets?

The question of toilets remains essential in the context of the installation of a bathroom in a bedroom. It is true that it is practical to have only a few meters to go in case of urgent need in the middle of the night or to have additional sanitary facilities when the others are already occupied.

Nevertheless, it is not always necessary to opt for the WC. Of course, the choice is yours, but we do not recommend installing a toilet in your bathroom if it is open to the bedroom. Not only can you annoy your spouse, but it is also an uninviting use in terms of intimacy within the couple. Also, placing a toilet in an already small bathroom is a mistake you will pay for when it comes to comfort. If your toilet bothers you when you get out of the shower or when you use your sink, or if you enjoy unpleasant odors while taking your bath, you will quickly regret your choice! Preferably reserve the toilets in a large closed bathroom.

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