A family bathroom has to cater for all ages and every member of the household. That means it needs to make use of all the available space in the best possible way.

Making sure there is enough storage whilst having an easy-to-clean layout can be a tricky balancing act. For family use, a shower is never quite enough, with everything normally having to fit around the bathtub.

So how do you plan a bathroom that is functional but stylish too? Here at VictoriaPlum.com, we know just what to do.

Space saving

First off, you’ll want to use all the space at your disposal, but without making the room look cluttered. This can be achieved by careful use of all bathroom components. We understand that just because a bathroom needs to be a family affair, doesn’t mean you can’t make it look fantastic. One clever design feature is to have a contemporary back to wall toilet which not only provides a modern, sleek look but also makes things a lot easier to clean.

It’s all about the bath

The centre of any family bathroom is the bath itself and in most cases it is the one thing where there really can’t be compromise when it comes to size. For style, a [large Arte Freestanding Bath] (https://victoriaplum.com/product/crescent-freestanding-bath-large-rtb08) could be just what you need, and if you fall in love with the look, but are too pushed for space, you can get a smaller version of the same design (pictured).

For more practical usage, you could choose a flexible [shower bath (https://victoriaplum.com/browse/shower-baths), with plenty of space for both bathing and showering. These even come with handy storage built into the panels and are exclusive to VictoriaPlum.com.

If you have younger children, you may want to consider a folding shower screen, making access easy at bath time.

Store it in style

You can never have too much storage space in a family bathroom, so a handy wall hung storage unit could provide plenty of room whilst adding a touch of sophistication and modern glamour.

A combination vanity unit is another way to make the most of clean line minimalist appeal and practical storage.

You’ll want to consider the colour and finish of these cabinets too though, so choose something which matches your interior style and remember that darker colours may be easier to keep clean.


Just because a bathroom is used by all ages, doesn’t mean it has to look like a children’s nursery. Practical issues such as wipe-clean and waterproof surfaces can be covered by creative use of tiling and you can also alter the perception of the size of a bathroom depending on which type of tile you choose.

Big wall and floor tiles can make a space appear bigger and mosaics can be used to add delicate colours and patterns. This will help bring light and shade to a bathroom and is especially good where block colour tiles prove too overwhelming.