What Features Does Your Bathroom Need?


Which room in your home sees the most use? If you guessed the bathroom, you'd be right. It's likely that you and everyone else in your household use the bathrooms several times a day. It's the room where people bathe, brush their teeth, and generally get ready for the day. It can also act as storage for dirty laundry, cleaning products, and personal care products. 


When you're working on a custom home plan in Fort Wayne, IN, it's helpful to know what features you'll need in the bathrooms in the home. Think of who will use each bathroom and how frequently to help you decide what to include.

Shower or Tub?

Should you install a bathtub or just a shower in your bathroom? There are a few things to consider as you make your choice. First is the number of bathrooms in your home. If you have multiple full bathrooms, you can install a tub in one and just a shower in the other. But if your home has just one full bathroom, it makes more sense to install a bathtub, even if you and others in the household only take showers.


Having a least one bathtub can prove useful when it's time to resell the home. A future buyer might need a tub to bathe small children or to wash pets. Even if you exclusively take showers, you might find it helpful to have at least one full bathtub installed. You can wash bulky items or delicate laundry in the tub, for instance.

Number of Sinks

If multiple people use the bathroom, it can be helpful to have multiple sinks. For example, a double sink can come in handy if you share the bathroom with a spouse. They can shave, brush their teeth, or apply makeup at one sink while you groom yourself at the other. Having two sinks can help preserve your sanity and your marriage.


Double sinks can be a good choice for bathrooms shared by young children, too. Having two sinks in the vanity will cut down on arguments over whose turn it is to use the bathroom. It will also help you get the kids out of the door and on their way to school more quickly on busy mornings.

Storage Space

Your bathroom holds a lot. Built-in storage space makes it easy to keep all of your bathroom necessities close at hand and organized, from towels to cleaning products. Storage options to consider when designing your bathroom include under-sink storage, such as in a vanity, medicine cabinet storage, and closet space. A linen cabinet in the bathroom can conceal extra towels as well as hampers and a stockpile of paper products.


Exhaust Fan


The bathroom can be a humid, steamy place. To keep mold and mildew growth down, you need somewhere for the moist air in the bathroom to go. An exhaust fan vents the air out of the bathroom, away from your home. Even if it's not the most glamorous feature you'll ever consider, it's a must-have in any bathroom.

Homes offers two standard feature collections, as well as a Lifestyles Collection that, contains plenty of in-demand upgrades. When you build your home with us, you have the option of completely customizing it, meaning you'll get the bathrooms you need and want. Contact us today to learn more.