|Making the Most of Your Bathroom Space|
We know bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, but how can you rearrange your bathroom to make the best use of the space available?
Good space management is particularly important in en-suite bathrooms, or in houses which only have a small bathrooms and little room for all the mod cons. You might be able to just about fit everything in, but you don’t need to drop your toothbrush in the loo many times before you realise that a little extra elbow room can go quite a long way.
So, how can your rearrange your bathroom to make space, where there wasn’t space before?
Space Saving Utilities
If your floor space is limited, it’s worth asking yourself how much you really need the bathtub. Whilst a nice soak on a Sunday morning isn’t to be sneered at, much of the time a standing shower cabinet is all you really need, and you’ll save a lot of floor space.
If you really can’t stand to see the end of your long hot bath-time soak, another option that’s growing ever more popular is a corner bathtub. These will not save floor space – they actually take up slightly more floor space than a standard bath – but they do save wall space, which can in many cases be more useful, since you can place cupboards and other utilities along the walls.
A standard toilet is surprisingly space consuming, so you could consider having your toilet replaced with one designed to go in the corner of the room. Be careful to make sure you still have a big enough cistern, though – there’s nothing worse than having to flush repeatedly because there’s just not enough water left!
Hand basins come in a variety of sizes, some ideal for the smaller cloakroom. While a small basin might seem like a bit of an inconvenience, it’s a simple way to save space when
Getting the Feel Right
Even a small bathroom can be made to feel bigger than it is, by
Lighting plays a crucial part in making an en suite or cloakroom appear light and airy. No one really wants to sit in a dark cramped space. Try to maximise natural light through windows or other clear / reflective surfaces – shower doors and mirrors etc.
If you don’t have a window, you could also look into creating a skylight – which is useful for ventilation as well as light. For artificial lighting, recessed ceiling spotlights can light dark corners and give your small room a ‘Tardis-like’ quality. They also save vertical space – you don’t want to be banging your head against lightbulbs all the time.
There are plenty more things you can do to give the illusion of more space, too. Consider the tiling – larger tiles that require less joins (and less grouting and cleaning) will give the impression of a more spacious room. Smaller tiles create more joins which can make your new bathroom appear busy.
It’s important to be realistic about the space you’ve created and use it wisely. If you’ve planned for a corner bath, then the room size should be able to accommodate it. If it’s going to make the room look cramped, then consider a smaller unit or going with a walk in shower instead.
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