What to Consider When Planning Guest Bathrooms in Your Custom Home

February 16, 2018

Having a guest bathroom is incredibly useful, especially for homeowners who frequently have guests. They provide easy accessibility for your company without sending them on a journey throughout the house. Not to mention, it helps to maintain your own bathroom’s privacy. What should you look at when planning your own guest bathroom? Here are a few of the most important things to consider:

Functions and Uses

The biggest thing to decide is: what will the bathroom’s primary use be? If it’s beside a guest bedroom, then a full bathroom is probably a good idea. If you have muddy feet tromping through the house, or paws, then a ¾ bath is likely more suitable. It will give you the shower space necessary to keep the rest of your home clean, after all. If you’re just looking for a powder room for guests, then a ½ bath will do just fine. Putting thought into your specific situation will benefit the planning process greatly.

Location, Location, Location

Placement of your guest bathroom is paramount. After examining its primary uses, deciding where to put it will be natural. For example, in a sports-playing home, your little athletes would most benefit from having a bathroom closest to the entrance – especially if you don’t have a mudroom. The whole family will thank you when the carpets – and kids – stay clean.

If you have guests over often, it’s generally a good idea to keep the guest bathroom in a more remote area. After all, certain business should remain private. So putting a bathroom in the living room or kitchen may not be entirely comfortable for guests, or for your family.

Balance Decoration with Upkeep

Putting extra decor in your bathroom can create a more lively feel. More often than not; however, the more decor you add, the harder the upkeep and maintenance can become. If you’re looking for something simple to maintain, consider going with a more minimalist look. Try incorporating the bathroom materials and fixtures themselves into your theme.

We’ll Help You Plan the Perfect Bathroom

Still not quite sure what you want in your guest bathroom or where it should be? Don’t worry, we’ll help! When planning your home with Custom Home Group, we’ll do our best to make sure we get the details of your dream home done right. Contact us now to talk to one of our Design/Build specialists.