Size really isn’t everything, especially when it comes to bathrooms. With the right planning and consideration, even a tiny bathroom can be a stylish sanctuary in your home. By working with the space you have, you can be clever about where you place the various elements of your bathroom suite and furnishings for maximum appeal and functionality.
Here are our five tips on making the most of a smaller bathroom.
Try different layouts
Plan your bathroom space out with an online app or squared paper and decide what fixtures you definitely need – toilet, sink, shower, bath etc. Look up typical sizes and try each item in different positions on your plan. Make sure you have space for doors to open and close, and give yourself a decent amount of room for changing and towelling dry.
Choose space saving suites
There are a few space saving products to look at, such as short projection toilets – which take up less room – and sinks that have a shorter than average depth. Combined toilet and sink units are also a space-saving boon. If you want to fit in a decent sized shower, there are shapes to suit every bathroom. Make use of your bathroom corners with a rectangular or quadrant shaped enclosure.
Built in storage
The most functional small bathrooms make clever use of storage. There are some great bathroom storage ideas on Instagram. You might find that a vanity unit will provide you with useful space to tidy away cleaning products and toiletries, while well placed shelving and wall cabinets can also add interest and usefulness.
Light it up
Lighting is very important in a smaller bathroom. Dark corners are a real no-no, so make the most of both natural and artificial light. Spotlights are the go-to lighting in most bathrooms, but you can add light and style with this practical storage solution. Some mirror cabinets even come with a Bluetooth speaker so you can soundtrack your bathroom time!
Radiators for small bathrooms
The big advantage of a smaller bathroom is that it’s much easier to keep it cosy and warm. There’s no need to use up valuable wall space with a big, clunky radiator with so many small, stylish ones available. Choose from a modern look, a traditional style or a towel warmer.
There’s no reason why your bathroom shouldn’t be just as appealing as a larger space. In planning your smaller bathroom renovation, take time to seek out inspiration online. Pinterest is a great place to start and will give you lots of great ideas about layout, colour schemes, tiling and much more.