Whenever you start a bathroom design project you need to focus on access for cleaning and maintaining it. If you haphazardly place your accessories in the room you could essentially be shooting yourself in the foot when it comes to later maintenance.A bathroom that is well thought out will be one that will be enjoyed for a long time into the future. Not only will it be well liked, but could essentially bring the value of your home up as well as make it easier for resale if you decide to sell it later on.
Keep in mind that you may need to replace fittings or repair a broken pipe in the future. Creating an access point that will be easy to get at will be a great asset to your bathroom design and should be on the top of your list of things to do. There is nothing worse than trying to fix a leak that is impossible to get at without totally tearing your bathroom walls apart.