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Jee-O: Luxury Bathrooms

More than just a place to wash and brush, bathrooms, today, have become private sanctuaries in which to relax and unwind. From deep soaker tubs to custom closets and private seating areas, the modern bathroom offers its user so much more than just a shower and a shave.

Project Studio Arte

One of the most popular designs when it comes to these havens of tranquillity is the ensuite bathroom. “Directly adjacent to the bedroom, these bathrooms are designed for ultimate comfort, privacy and luxury,” explains Jee-O.

To create a personal oasis of calm, there are some important considerations to make when designing an ensuite bathroom. From choosing the right style to considering practical aspects such as layout and lighting, here Jee-O shares the essentials to creating a harmonious and functional space that meets all your needs.

Project Johan Herijgers

Use of space and functionality 

Think carefully about the layout and functionality of the bathroom. Consider the placement of the bathtub, shower and washbasin(s) to maximise space. Also, make sure they are easy to use daily. With a freestanding bathtub, for example, it is important to leave enough space around the bath to allow enough room to dry off. But privacy is another aspect to keep in mind. The windows of a bathroom are placed a bit higher, while in a bedroom they are often placed a bit lower.

Ventilation and slope 

Proper ventilation in an ensuite bathroom is crucial to prevent moisture and mould, contributing to healthy and fresh air in both the bathroom and the adjoining bedroom. A correct floor slope also plays a key role in the functionality of the bathroom, as it ensures efficient drainage and prevents water from standing. These elements are essential for maintaining the quality and comfort of the bathroom space in the long run.

Project Zout Ontwerphuis – Photo German Bourgeat

Stylish design

A stylish design is essential to make your ensuite bathroom a seamless extension of your bedroom. By choosing a consistent design that matches the style of the bedroom, you create a smooth transition that contributes to a harmonious whole. Consider using similar colour schemes, materials and finishings in both spaces. This not only provides aesthetic continuity but also enhances the feeling of spaciousness and luxury.

Separation between sleeping and bathing areas

A bedroom with an ensuite bathroom can be designed as one open space, but sometimes a little separation between the two areas is nice. Examples are a glass wall or a sliding door, so the idea of an ensuite bathroom is not lost.


Lighting plays a crucial role in the ambience of an ensuite bathroom. Combine functional lighting with mood lighting to create a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Provide different light sources that you can adjust to your needs, such as bright light for mornings and soft light for relaxing evenings.

Project Maison Maillard


Contact: Jee-O
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