Just because you have a small bathroom, it doesn’t mean it can’t be a really functional room – or easy on the eye. At Simon Turner Showrooms, we like nothing better than helping home owners transform their old small bathrooms into something with just the right amount of style, panache and function.
Designing small bathrooms simply means that we have to think more carefully about utilising that space – and here are a few of the ideas we have for creating an area that works for you and looks great at the same time.
Bath or Shower?
The first thing you’ll need to consider is if you are going to install a shower or bath. Of course, a bath is generally going to take up a lot more room. If you are set on having one, however, you might like to consider a shorter, slipper style bath. These not only look elegant but can be the perfect solution if you want to have a soak in the evening but lack much space.
Most people with small bathrooms will go for the shower option however, and there are plenty of products on the market nowadays to suit almost any style, location or space, including walk in showers or wet rooms.
If you have a downstairs bathroom and are stuck for space, another option you could consider is a ‘sunken bath’ which not only looks classy but also gives you much more room.
Avoid Large Bathroom Items
It goes without saying that you should, as much as possible, avoid installing large items like cupboards in small spaces. Wall hung cupboards are the best option and as they can utilise space that may not be otherwise used.
Another thing you’ll have to consider is what kind of heating you are going to have in the bathroom. Standard radiators can often be too bulky for small spaces so you might like to consider heating racks that fit further up the wall. If you have fairly thick walls (such as in older houses) you can also create more space by creating wall recesses.
Use Light and Décor Wisely
One thing you can do with confined spaces, including small bathrooms, is to create the illusion of space. Lighter colours and tiles generally work better than darker options and putting in wall hangings like mirrors can certainly trick the mind a little into thinking the bathroom is larger than it actually is.
Be careful about the amount of shelving you introduce and use corners to their best advantage. You can even hang things from the ceiling if the bathroom is tall enough.
Designing a great space in a small bathroom is all about planning and it can be easy to get things wrong if you don’t know what you are doing. It’s always a good idea to get input from professional bathroom designers who understand how tight spaces can be best leveraged.
At Simon Turner Showrooms, we have experienced bathroom designers and fitters available to assist you with making the right decision about your new bathroom design and our teams like nothing more than making the most of small spaces (we have a lot of experience especially in designing for small bathrooms).
If you want to find the right solutions for your bathroom, we can help create something that is not only functional but looks great as well, contact us today to find out more.