If you have a small bathroom that you are planning to renovate, you have come to the right place, as we offer a few tips to make best use of the available space. The first thing to do is determine the scope of the project, which might be budget controlled; are you prepared to invest in a comprehensive re-design? Or do you want to brighten things up with a few changes? Both are doable, and with that in mind, here are the tips.
- Use vertical space – Bespoke storage solutions can incorporate vertical cupboards and units built into alcoves and recesses. Of course, there are a lot of things to store in a family bathroom and made-to-measure wall-mounted storage is a great way to keep things uncluttered. Why not choose one of the tallboy bathroom basins that give you all the storage space you need?
- Clever use of mirrors – This is a commonly used technique to make a space look and feel larger and more spacious. Mirrored tiles can be used to good effect, reflecting the natural light from the windows, to create an illusion of space. Search online for interior design magazines where you will find excellent examples of using reflective surfaces to make a space look larger. You can experiment by placing a single mirror tile in various locations
- Lighting – LED solutions offer many creative options; have some low lighting for the cosy evenings, with a couple of wall-mounted fittings; correct light placement is critical with any bathroom design and low input-high output LED saves energy, reducing your carbon footprint.
- Seamless design – A small bathroom is best using a seamless style, with handle-less cabinets; ceramic tiles should be small to keep the right proportions; why not use a state-of-the-art computer program that allows you to create a 3D image of your new bathroom? Adequate storage space keeps things uncluttered, which also gives the impression of a larger space.
- Keep to light colours – Research tells us that small bathrooms are best suited to light shades; soft, pastel colours are ideal for a fresh ambience. There are literally millions of colours; choose two that contrast nicely and base the décor on that. Dark colours can be brought in with accessories to bring some balance. Click here for tips on finding the perfect home.
- Bathtub options – The best way to reclaim a few square metres of floor space is to remove the bath completely, preferring the shower. If you can’t bear to lose your bath, consider a corner unit, which would save space. It is a question of personal choice; some would never consider losing their bath, while others hardly use it.
Google Images can bring you 1000s of great examples of small bathroom designs to give you some much-needed inspiration. When planning a home improvement project, it is always a good idea to create a floor plan, which forms the basis of the layout.