Within any kitchen space there are many options to consider, such as whether to have the oven under bench or in a wall oven tower, to integrate appliances or not, the types of work spaces needed, and whether to make room for that separate pantry or hidden task area.
For smaller homes, duplexes and apartments, this is often the only solution. If small, it is often wise (or inevitable) that the shower is located over the bath. Many clients are opting to remove baths, especially where it is unlikely for that home the need to accommodate for children, and even so, it is still a good choice for busy lifestyles, where there is little time for baths.
Very popular in the 70’s and 80’s, but not often seen in current home design, unless specifically requested. This is where the main bathing area (shower and bath), are in one room, which opens up to a common area that contains the vanity, and upon which the separate WC room also opens.
This set up is perfect for the larger family where, for example, each child can have their turn in each of the rooms separately, but at the same time. The main disadvantage is that this set up does take up a larger footprint than if you had all the services in one room. Plumbing and electrical are more spread out, so generally a more expensive option. Usually found in larger homes, where there is also a main bedroom ensuite.
Once a luxury, and now almost a necessity, a bathroom area off the main bedroom is a very popular design choice. May be combined with an adjacent walk-in robe or dressing room, which then leads into the bathroom. Even a small en-suite bathroom with only a shower, vanity and WC, are a great addition, where parents can at least have their own space for their bathroom routine, and at the same time free up the main bathroom for other members of the household.