There are lots of factors to bear in mind when designing your master bathroom. With a room you’ll be using every day, you’ll want to get it right! So before you get to the stage of picking colors, make sure you’ve got a layout that will work perfectly.
We’ve collected together 25 master bathroom layouts to help you do just that. However big your space, and however much you want to fit in, we have a plan to help!
So read on to be inspired …
1. Spacious luxury
In this bathroom, dividing the room into a series of screened zones creates a feeling of spacious luxury.
Showering and bathing take place at the far end. A wall around the bath area creates a spa-like feel in which to relax and unwind. Adding a bench between the bath and shower cubicle provides a convenient place to disrobe.
The WC sits behind a door for privacy. That also allows it to be used when others are bathing or washing their hands.
2. Doubling up
The layout of this bathroom is perfect for allowing it to be used by two people at once.
The WC is set in its own private cubicle, well away from the main door. Double sinks sit opposite the bath and standalone shower. And we love the double vanity unit that’s been fitted into the side wall, giving both partners room to sit.
The open area in the middle of the bathroom makes it feel beautifully spacious.
3. Statement bathing
With this layout a freestanding bath acts as a focal point for the whole room. You could even elevate it on a plinth to create a real feeling of grandeur.
The side walls feature separate basins and vanity units. Positioning them opposite one another avoids any risk of two people jostling for space! The WC is tucked into a corner, opposite the shower. A pocket door is a space saving option to provide privacy.
4. Extra storage
This plan shows a master bathroom adjoining a bedroom at the top, and a walk-in wardrobe at the bottom. The clever design provides plenty of space for storage. A tall linen closet has been included next to the basins. And further cabinets could be added below them if needed.
Here, a generous walk-in shower is given even more space than the bath. But the freestanding tub is there for when there’s time for a more leisurely bathing experience.
5. All about the shower
Not everyone enjoys soaking in the bathtub. In this bathroom, the owners could have chosen a tub with a shower above. Or even squeezed in a small shower cubicle and slipper tub. Instead, they’ve chosen to stick with a luxurious shower, measuring a full 4 foot by 8 foot.
That gives them all the room they need to create a jaw-dropping feature. With a shower this size, multiple jets and statement lighting are a must.
6. Covering the angles
In this bathroom, a corner bath adds a touch of luxury. You could also replace this with a freestanding tub installed at an angle. The design allows room for a separate shower, WC and double sink unit. And there’s also a full-height linen closet to provide storage for towels and other bathroom necessities.
This layout shows you don’t need acres of space to fit in all these fixtures. The room measures 8 feet by 12 feet. But in this case, there’s no screening between the commode and the rest of the room. That means you won’t be able to use it if someone is in the bath or shower.
7. Quirky yet practical
By dividing up the space using interesting angles, this design creates an unusual and striking bathroom.
A freestanding tub sits diagonally opposite a smart corner shower. The WC is tucked into its own separate cubicle, together with a generous linen closet. But note that you’ll need to walk past the tub to get to it. Anyone sharing the space will need to be pretty comfortable with each other!
Completing the design is a large vanity with double sinks facing a door to a walk-in wardrobe. If you have the space for it, this is a beautiful and creative layout.
8. Sunken floor
Another way to add interest to your home is to play with different levels. Here, two steps take you down from the main floor to the bathroom. The difference is only 16 inches, but the effect is to create a cosy, secluded space.
The walk-in shower is half hidden at the rear corner. Building an extra wall allows one side of the cubicle to support the WC. There’s a linen closet for handy extra storage. And a freestanding bathtub beneath a picture window allows you to enjoy the view as you bathe.
In this bathroom, the battle of the sexes has a clear winner. The “guy sink” has one basin, while the “girl sink” opposite has two!
9. Separate shower
This layout takes a different approach to the problem of privacy. Here, the WC sits together with the shower, separated from the rest of the bathroom in its own small cubicle. It means anyone wanting to use the sinks can do so while someone is in the loo.
But again, you’ll need to walk past the bath to get to the WC. So it won’t solve the problem of barging in while someone’s in the bath.
On the plus side, those who like a long soak will be able to enjoy a spacious room. And they won’t be looking at the commode whilst they’re in the tub!
10. Corner closet
In this design, about a quarter of the 14 by 14 foot floorplan is given over to a generous walk-in closet. But the economical layout still leaves room for a separate WC, bathtub, shower and vanity with double basins.
Sliding doors to the shower cubicle mean there’s nothing to get in the way of the entrance to the WC. And the door to the WC is hinged to open inwards.
11. Discreet screening
Sometimes the design you want might be made challenging by your plumbing. Changing the location of pipework can be an expensive business. But there are other workarounds.
In this bathroom, the easiest position for the WC in terms of the plumbing is opposite the door. The problem of someone getting an eyeful if they barge in is solved by creating an enclosed cubicle. Even if the user doesn’t shut the door, no-one else will see them on the throne.
12. Diagonal bathtub
if you find a wall isn’t long enough to fit the fixtures you want, consider installing them at an angle. Here, the freestanding bath is placed on the diagonal, allowing a walk-in shower to sit next to it.
The only negative is that the large vanity unit makes it feel rather hemmed in. If the storage is vital, a better alternative would be open shelves. These would let through the light and create a greater sense of space.
13. Architectural flourishes
If you’re lucky enough to have a bathroom with distinctive architectural features, make the most of them with your layout.
In this bathroom, the dramatic window provides a ready-made focal point. Positioning the bathtub directly underneath it is a no-brainer. It’s the first thing you see when you step inside, and creates a stunning focal point.
The effect is accentuated by the magnificent chandelier and, more subtly, by the strip of mosaic on the floor. Everything leads your eye to the end of the room.
14. Hidden spaces
There’s no door to this master bathroom, so the layout is essential in maintaining privacy.
The space reveals itself a little at a time. The first thing you see is the double vanity, with a wall behind it. Step inside and you find the WC tucked away in a corner, out of sight of the entrance. A wall separates it from the bathtub. And the shower cubicle is hidden away behind the vanity.
15. Small but perfectly formed
This layout shows that you can fit everything a master bathroom needs in a compact space. It measures just 9 foot by 7 foot, but includes a walk-in shower, separate bathtub, WC and double sinks. And the simple design ensures that nothing feels crammed in.
The bath sits opposite the vanity unit. Hanging a large mirror above the sinks would help create the illusion of more space. Next to it, the shower is opposite the commode, which is positioned as far as possible from the entrance.
16. Balancing a longer space
In this bathroom the design makes a virtue out of the long thin space. Positioning the bathroom and shower at opposite ends of the room provides balance. And by reducing the difference between the visible width and length, the space no longer seems narrow.
The double vanity provides an attractive focal point on entering the room. A statement mirror above the basins would add immediate impact.
17. Room to relax
This layout capitalizes on a larger space with an unusual and attractive design. A central wall provides a backdrop to a freestanding bath and creates separate spaces for the shower and WC. And a free corner leaves space for a chair to settle in while waiting for your bath to fill.
The same design could work even better by swapping the position of the shower and WC. That would avoid the commode being the first thing you see when you enter the bathroom.
18. Double the comfort
This bathroom solves the problem of both partners being caught short by incorporating two WCs. Both have their own separate cubicles at either end of the room.
The shared space is dominated by a freestanding bathtub, big enough for two. By positioning it end on, enough wall space is freed up to allow for two separate entrances. The room between the WCs is used for a generous walk-in shower.
19. Bonus bathtub
If you and your partner both love long baths, this layout could be the stuff of dreams. It incorporates not one but two separate bathtubs!
Perhaps it’s not as romantic as sharing a larger bath. But you won’t have to worry about your partner splashing the pages of your current read! The space is separated by a wall from the commode. And there’s also a walk-in shower for faster bathing.
20. Space at the sink
If you want two basins with their own private space, this layout could be the answer. Here each basin has its own separate zone at either end of the bathroom.
Although at first sight the space looks symmetrical, the space on the left of the bathtub is actually slightly narrower. Flipping the vanity there through 90 degrees allows it to fit in alongside a walk-in shower.
21. Half-height screening
The problem with hiding a commode in its own cubicle is that it makes the space in the main bathroom smaller. This layout solves the problem with the use of half-height walls.
The grey tiling used throughout ties every part of the design together. You almost don’t see the commode tucked behind the wall. And that wall means you won’t be staring at it from the bathtub!
22. Simple comforts
This simple layout incorporates a bathtub, walk-in shower, commode and vanity unit with double basins. There’s also a separate linen closet to provide handy storage.
The commode is positioned at the end of the room furthest from the entrance. A half-height wall will spare any blushes if someone forgets to lock the door! The freestanding tub is positioned opposite. It’s a compromise, but the benefit is allowing the bath to sit directly beneath the window.
23. Vanity focal point
This bathroom shows just how effective a vanity unit can be as a focal point in a bathroom.
The bathtub and shower here are both beautifully designed. But to take advantage of the window, the tub has to be positioned on the side wall. That leaves the vanity to take center stage.
The strong lines of the unit and oversized mirrors create a dramatic vista. And when it gets dark, two spotlights will add to the staging.
Ready to design your master bathroom layout?
That brings us to the end of our low-down of 23 fabulous master bathroom layouts. We hope they’ve given you plenty of ideas for your project.
No matter how large or small your room, good design will give you a practical as well as a beautiful space. Drawing out a few different options will help you narrow down the best approach for your needs.
Good luck in creating a stunning master bathroom!