Please, please ensure when looking at plans for renovation or new home that line of sight is not directly from living room into the shower, or worse into the toilet. We do not want the conversation continuing between loo and lounge! I happens and it is horrid!
One of the best layouts for bathroom, toilet is where each fixture is separate so folks can be using them independently and simultaneously. With a house load of kiddies, house guests or at party time this is an excellent way of allowing the rooms to be shared and enjoyed.
The new fashion of tiled level floors to the shower is a beautiful aesthetic with practical application for cleaning and towards disabled folks. If we can allow extra space around doorways, by toilets and into showers we can increase the accessibility for others who are less mobile. Then too ramps to doorways are an handy thing to think about. The more of our friends we can invite into our homes the sweeter life will be!
Margot Kirke is a qualified architectural drafts person with a passion for practical living, making the best use of space and use of natural light and warmth.