Islands are no longer limited to kitchens. Some designers are adding islands to larger bathrooms for their ample storage, counter space, and accessibility. Realtor’s Julie Ryan Evans spoke with a couple certified bathroom designers on the subject and found bathroom islands also create “a dramatic focal point” and are a “common-sense approach to spacious bathroom design.” Here are some tips on how to incorporate a bathroom island in your next project.
Plan for plenty of space around the island, to allow for someone to move freely around another person or past opened doors and drawers.
Consider the shape. An oval bathroom island adds a softer feel and more room to maneuver than a square or rectangular island.
Customize the height for the islands purpose, higher if you just plan to brush your teeth standing, lower if you prefer to sit and put on makeup.
Make sure to incorporate sufficient lighting for the islands purpose.