If you happen to have a small bathroom in your home, you may wonder what you could possibly do to it to make it seem more inviting and less like a cubby hole! Just because you are short on space, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice either storage or style. There are a lot of clever design tricks to make your small bathroom more comfortable than you ever thought possible.
- Cut Corners
Install a corner sink – even a pedestal sink can disrupt the flow of a bathroom. By installing a corner sink, you can keep your bathroom neat and tidy and out of the way. If you get a corner sink with storage space underneath then you will also have the option of keeping clutter to a minimum.
- Mirror Mirror
Placing a vanity mirror with inner storage compartment (John Louis Bathrooms have a good selection) will not only open up your space, but is a great way to store all of your bathroom knick-knacks. Having an illuminated vanity will bounce light around the room and add to the feeling of space.
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- Choose Colours Wisely
Opt for light colours – softer tones work well in smaller bathrooms as they alter your perspective when you walk in and create an optical illusion of space. Neutral or pastel hues work best and can be livened up with brightly coloured towels and accessories.
- Create More Space
Make the most of your space by mounting shelves over your toilet or adding them onto the edges of your window ledges you will gain extra storage space and will be simply extending what is already there. Recessed shelving is also a great way to add storage that is out of the way. These can be inserted in shower cubicles to hold toiletries or in the walls to house toilet rolls or towels. They are very stylish as well as practical.
- Think Outside the Box
Small bathrooms don’t need separate showers and baths. Either opt for a wet room that will open up your bathroom and prevent the washing area from being cut off from the rest of the room OR go for a single ended bath with a shower fitting. Remember that a shower curtain can add to the style of your bathroom, but will also close off that part of the room. Install a glass panel instead of a shower curtain to keep the room open as well as stopping water from going everywhere.
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- Light and Bright
Consider your lighting; when space is at a minimum you want to avoid anything unnecessary poking out from the walls or ceiling. We already know that lighting is important for adding to the sense of space in a room, but bulky sconces are not the way forward. Recessed spotlights will give you plenty of light and will be well out of the wall of heads and elbows. Attach a dimmer switch for a mood lighting effect.
- Storage Rules
Extra storage – if you still need more storage then consider a moveable storage unit, like this one from Not on the High Street. Not only does it look great and has plenty of space for storing towels through to toiletries, it can be moved around the bathroom if space is tight so that it doesn’t get in the way.
So, as you can see, there are plenty of simple ways to make a big difference in your bathroom. You will be surprised at how much space you now have and how much more pleasant the time spent in your bathroom can be.
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