Crafting Your Perfect Bathroom: Avoiding Design Pitfalls!

Dreaming of a bathroom oasis that exudes tranquillity and luxury? Whether you’re envisioning a serene spa retreat or a sleek modern en-suite, navigating the world of bathroom design (and kitchen design as discussed in our previous blog!) Can be both exhilarating and daunting. At Morpeth Kitchens and Interiors, we’re here to guide you through the process and help you sidestep common design mistakes that could hinder your vision.

Neglecting Basic Functionality:

While aesthetics are important, functionality should never take a back seat. Consider how you use your bathroom space and prioritise features that enhance convenience and efficiency. Avoid overcrowding the area with unnecessary fixtures and prioritize storage solutions to keep clutter at bay.

Underestimating Space Requirements:

One of the most common mistakes in bathroom design is underestimating the space needed for fixtures and movement. Ensure there’s ample clearance around the toilet, sink, and shower to avoid feeling cramped. Take accurate measurements and consult with a professional to optimise your layout.

Overlooking Ventilation Needs:

Proper ventilation is essential in bathrooms to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. Invest in a quality exhaust fan or consider incorporating windows or skylights to promote airflow and maintain a healthy environment. As this detail can get quite technical – lucky for you, we are the expects!

Neglecting Lighting Considerations:

Lighting sets the mood and enhances functionality in any space, and the bathroom is no exception. Avoid relying solely on harsh overhead lights and incorporate layered lighting with task lighting around the vanity, ambient lighting for overall illumination, and accent lighting to highlight architectural features.

Sacrificing Quality for Price (A classic error)

When it comes to bathroom fixtures and materials, quality should always be a priority over cost. Cutting corners on essential elements such as faucets, tiles, and cabinetry can result in costly repairs or replacements in the long run. Invest in durable, water-resistant materials that withstand the test of time.

Ignoring Safety Features:

Safety should never be overlooked in a bathroom design, especially if you have young children or elderly family members. Install slip-resistant flooring, grab bars in the shower and near the toilet, and consider a level entry shower design for easy accessibility.

Forgetting About Personalisation:

Your bathroom should be a reflection of your unique style and preferences, like anywhere in your house – Don’t be afraid to inject personality into the design with custom finishes, decorative accents, and personal touches that make the space truly your own.

At Morpeth Kitchens and Interiors, we’re dedicated to helping our clients bring their bathroom visions to life while avoiding common design pitfalls. With our expertise and personalised approach, we’ll collaborate with you to create a bathroom or en-suite that exceeds your expectations in both form and function.

Ready to transform your bathroom into a sanctuary of style and comfort? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your bathroom design journey!

Morpeth Kitchens

Over 30 years of experience creating stunning kitchens, sumptuous bathing areas and unique living spaces.


There are no prescribed timescales for any new kitchen, bathroom, or refurbishment projects. Each project is individually designed to your specific needs and desires. Our experts will guide you through the design process through to delivery.

We offer a range of interior design services including, orangeries, beautiful bedroom furniture, stylish staircases, under stair storage to bespoke bookcases. Anything else? Please just ask.

Yes, we can create the space or room of your dreams. We can improve existing space by opening it up or we can help you create new and exciting living spaces.

Absolutely, our designer will visit your home to discuss your vision and ideas, taking all the necessary measurements to enable our in-house team to develop your bespoke design.

We aim to invite you to the Showroom within 2 weeks for your initial design viewing and consultation meeting.

We offer the full service of project managing the development and delivery of your project in its entirety, but we are also happy to work alongside any other tradespeople you want to work with.

Yes, our showroom is at Whitehouse Farm, just outside Morpeth. We are open Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm (other times by appointment)



Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599


Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599