Ensuites can vary from simple mm wide rooms straight off the bedroom, containing the basics of a shower, toilet, wall basin and mirror, through to designs offering more formal settings including alternative access points so that visitors don't enter the bedroom area. At approximately 2 meters above floor level these shelves aren't for every day use but are valuable for out of season clothes and the like. Circulation space at the end of the bed could be similar, keeping in mind that this would be the absolute minimum.
If hinged to swing into the room, an allowance for up to a mm wide arc and space against adjoining walls will be required. Timber floors supporting water beds may need additional support. Make a note to discuss it with your Builder or Building Designer.
If planning to include an Ensuite, do you want it to be available for your Guests to use in preference to possibly disturbing sleeping children or if unexpected visitors arrive, wondering whether the main bathroom is tidy?
Ensuites can vary from simple mm wide rooms straight off the bedroom, containing the basics of a shower, toilet, wall basin and mirror, through to designs offering more formal settings including alternative access points so that visitors don't enter the bedroom area.
If space permits zoning of the vanity, toilet and shower or spa into separate areas can add to the functioning of the area at busy times and can also be an impressive design feature. The figure above shows a minimum layout more suited in size for a second or third bedroom, but shown to give an indication of circulation spaces.
The space either side of the bed - approximately mm - is sufficient for movement and for placing bed side tables. There is insufficient space to relocate the bed and tables to the entry wall if a change is required. The hinged robe doors dotted when closed enable enough passage space between the bed, but when open would inhibit others moving about the room. The overlapping of the main door on the robe is not a major design concern but is better avoided if possible.
Note the window placed directly opposite the doorway to create an illusion of space. The same width room extended by mm in length, creates enough space between the open robe doors and the bed for easier movement. The entry door wall, now at approximately mm, is long enough for the bed to be repositioned along it if required. Light from the window is not obscured now by an open robe door.
Effective hanging and shelf space remains the same at mm, which will be barely sufficient for 2 people. Room extended a further mm showing the bed along the entry wall. The Ensuite location and doorway will lock the bed in its current position. In addition, two mattresses with the same nominal size may still have slightly different dimensions, due to manufacturing tolerances, amount of padding, and support type.
In almost all territories, standard beds are rectangular but other shapes, notably circular, may be obtained by special order. Modern manufacturing conventions have produced many standard mattress and box spring sizes.
Beds vary by country of origin as per the table below. These dimensions are for the mattress — actual bed frames are a little larger to accommodate the mattress. Mattress thickness varies considerably. It is worth noting that "bed size" in the UK generally refers to mattress size. This is because mattresses have a standard size grading, whereas bed frames do not.
While many companies in the UK do offer bespoke bed making services, most mass-produced bed linens,  bed frames and mattresses fit only the standard bed sizes above. A Queen size mattress in the UK is often misunderstood to be one of the larger sizes as is the case in many other parts of the world. At cm in width, however, it is smaller than a UK double.
This can be quite costly. Returning a product is easier in a store. Whether you are shopping in an Australian website or not, you need to be aware of the different mattress types. The most common are the air mattress, foam and inner spring.
Standard inner springs are available in pillowtop, plush or firm. Foam is most appropriate for pressure sensitive people. Air mattresses are the most expensive. You can modify the firmness via a remote control.
This allows you to add or reduce the air in it.
Australia has seven commonly available mattress sizes. Single bed, Long Single, King Single, Double size, Queen size, King size and Super King size. Single: Ideal for children and teens. Single XL: Ideal for one person when space is at a premium. Also known as Long Single and Single Extra Long. Australian bed dimensions come in six types. They are the king size, queen size, double size, king single, single extra long and the single bed. Their dimensions are specified below. Measurements. A single bed in Australia measures 92 cm x cm / 3’0″ x 6’2″ (36″ x 74″). Australian beds are sold in metric measurements usually being specified in centimetres, despite this the widths and lengths tend to correspond to round numbers in the old imperial measurements (feet and inches) rather than being sold to the nearest five or ten centimetres as is the case in Continental Europe and Mexico. Single Bed Size.