Updated: Dec 10, 2021
Designing a small bathroom can be tricky. Often there aren't many options for the layout and not a whole lot of natural light (if any!). But not all is lost - there are still ways to make a cramped bathroom feel much more spacious!
These are the 5 tips and tricks I use when I'm designing a small bathroom:
Selecting the same tile for floor and walls is an easy way to trick the eye into thinking the space is larger than it is. I usually opt for large format tiles in light tones where possible as well, to create a really seamless blend from floor to walls.
Wall hung or floating vanities are the best option for small spaces. You can usually still fit a few drawers and/or cupboards without getting the 'bulky' feeling of floor standing vanities. If you find that you need more storage than what a wall hung vanity can provide, my preference is to add a shaving cabinet instead - which gives you very handy storage at eye level!
Large mirrors do two important things to a space. First, they reflect back what you see so that the room appears visually larger. Second, they help to bounce light around the room, which helps to make the room feel much more spacious.
If possible, I always recommend to select a toilet that has an in-wall cistern. Not only does it give you more physical space because the pan is smaller, but it also looks less cluttered than a traditional toilet suite would!
Small bathrooms often don't fit spacious walk in showers. This usually means going with a corner shower-screen with a door instead, which can look quite busy if all the panels have a frame. This is why I always recommend to go with a frameless shower screen. Another tip is to go with a tiled shower base and tile insert shower grate where possible to make that floor space seem as large as possible.
I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful! If you want to find out more about how to make your bathroom work for you and your family, you can get in contact with us using the link below.
Have a wonderful week!