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The Importance of Bathroom Design for Small Spaces
Bathroom Design for Small Spaces
Creating the perfect bathroom is tricky business, especially considering the integral and necessary practicality of it all. However, there are a few actions you can take to ensure that your bathroom meets all your needs as a place to relax, unwind and indulge.
Importance of Planning
Small bathrooms can be challenging and getting the most from your available space is key when trying to create a beautiful, small bathroom, so extra factors need to be taken into consideration. It’s important to take the following into account:
- Plumbing options
- The shower vs bath debate
- Type of shower enclosure
- Style of décor that’s suitable
Layout is Key
Your bathroom layout is the first thing to consider when trying to make the most out of a smaller unavailable space, it is crucial to leave 2-3 inches of space at the side of your bath to ensure you can get installed without any issues. Always Measure Twice. Whether you are installing a new bathroom in your home, or you’re giving a dated room a refresh, limited space can throw up a bunch of difficult designs and layout decisions. You have to know what you’re dealing with; the first job is measuring the dimensions of the room. Make detailed notes of the length of the walls and ceilings, then estimate what you’ll be able to fit into that space.
Correct Bathroom Fittings
There are so many small bathroom products that can really help save that all important space. Picking the right bathroom fittings, especially those specifically designed for small bathrooms is key. Choosing a back-to-wall or wall-mounted toilet with concealed cistern over a traditional toilet is a great way to save space by hiding the majority of the toilet block in the wall. Wall mounted basins or semi-pedestal basins that conceal or remove the basin stand are also a fantastic space saving idea by and they can look stunning.
- Shower Enclosures – Sliding door showers are perfect for smaller spaces, as they don’t require any additional room to operate. If you’re really stuck for space then think about installing a wet room.
- Consider an Unusual Bath – The size of a standard bath can often vary, so if you are set on having a bath a smaller one may be a better option.
- Corner Sinks – Adding a corner sink is a quick way of being economical on space whilst adding a quirky touch to your bathroom. Corner sinks only take up minimal space, and be installed into tiny toilet rooms or very limited bathrooms.
- Use Small Bathroom Furniture – Bathroom storage is another part of designing the perfect small bathroom and investing in the wrong storage can be a disaster for your space. Sharp edges jutting out, or bulky units that struggle to slot under the sink can make the organisation of your layout difficult. A vanity unit that’s built into your sink can be a handy way of introducing some storage into a limited area.
Change How Your Bathroom Door Opens
One of the simplest and overlooked methods of making the most of a small space in your bathroom is changing the hinges on your door to make it open in the direction away from the bathroom can make a small bathroom feel instantly less cramped at a minimum effort. Although you need to make sure that changing the swing of your door does not impede any walkways. Choose a shower door that doesn’t open into the room too so that it feels like you have more space in your bathroom.
Add a whole new dimension to your bathroom and make it multifunctional with adjustable lighting. This allows you to switch the bathroom’s function depending on your mood. A dimmer switch or additional up lights can mean you get so much more from your bathroom. It gives you the option to have bright light in the mornings for getting ready for work and mood lighting in the evenings to help you unwind.
Mirrors are an all-important feature in a bathroom and should not be underestimated. In a small bathroom mirrors can enhance light and space in a small room when placed in the right position. Whatever your style of mirror makes sure you consider what it is going to reflect before attaching it to the wall. Hanging a mirror that reflects natural light from the window is going to visually increase the area and generate more light, whereas if it simply reflects a wall then it could have the opposite effect making it feel more enclosed.