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  • Shaunie Wheeler

Big Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Small bathrooms can seem awkward and restricted but they don't have to remain that way. Here we will look at a variety of options intended to make the most out of your space.

Wall hung vanity and toilet

Wall-hung vanities and WCs keep the floor area clear and have minimal impact on your walls, making a small bathroom appear bigger. Try to keep sanitary products to a minimum too; less clutter = more space.

Dive into your bathtub options

The obvious option to free up space in a small bathroom would be to eliminate the bathtub altogether. However, if a bathtub is non-negotiable, then some options to consider are incorporating your shower over your bath or a compact bathtub as these are made to fit for smaller spaces.

Doorless walk-in shower

Ridding the need for swing room, and also opting out of bi or tri-folding doors (which can be difficult to clean), a great option for a small bathroom is to swap out your standard shower door for a fixed glass panel instead. This separates the shower from the rest of the room all the while maintaining an open plan feel.

Cavity sliding doors

It isn't only shower doors that require swing room, your bathroom door does too. By choosing clever cavity sliding doors, you can put (what would otherwise be) wasted space to good use.

Clever storage systems

Mirror storage, concealed storage, shelves, shower niches...there are plenty of ways to incorporate more storage into your bathroom without it looking cramped and cluttered.

Turn your bathroom into a wet room

Wet rooms are not only a fantastic way to make a small room seem spacious, they are also easy to clean, safe and practical too. There are a couple of drawbacks however, if you have an extremely small space, splashes are inevitable, excellent ventilation in necessary and removing the bathtub may propose some issues when it comes to selling - most homebuyers want a bathroom with bath.

Custom made vanities

Getting a made to measure vanity will make the most out of your small space. Instead of relying on factory made vanities (which can be ill-fitting and leave awkward spaces), you can opt to have a bespoke vanity unit instead.

Lighting is essential

Clever lighting can make a room appear bigger. Inadequate lighting can have the opposite effect. Using multiple light sources around the room will open it up and including mirror lighting in your design would be a smart move. Mirrors are the oldest trick in the book when it comes to creating the illusion of space. And let's not forget skylights. As well as looking snazzy, they are a great way to incorporate more natural light into a small bathroom.

Continuous floor-to-wall tiles

Having your floor and wall tiles match means the continuous look will create the illusion of having a larger room. Also, opting for larger tiles means the floor appears larger than it actually is.

The bottom line

Having a small bathroom doesn't mean you can't have the bathroom you've always dreamt of. Bigger is not always better - a small bathroom can greatly reflect your taste and style without compromise. If you're looking for advice or would like to schedule a free consultation, get in touch today where we will be happy to help.

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