How to Choose Key Bathroom Elements to Make Your Small Bathroom Look and Feel Larger

How to Choose Key Bathroom Elements to Make Your Small Bathroom Look and Feel Larger

A bathroom is no longer a place where we do the basic essentials in the morning and in the evening – the bathroom has become a place to relax and unwind, a place where we value our privacy and comfort. Still, it often seems difficult to arrange and decorate the bathroom for optimum comfort and practicality, especially when – like most British bathrooms are – you are limited in space.

Luckily, there’s good news: there are many ways in which you can design your small bathroom for optimum effect. Just because you are restricted in space and volume doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your bathroom. Here’s how to choose key bathroom elements to make your small bathroom look and feel larger.

The bath

Shower baths with a U or L shape at one end are much more appealing if you are challenged by space. It’s also smart to look for tubs that are short but have more depth, so that the tub can still provide you with a generous soak after a long day of work.

The compact shower

There are a lot of shower enclosures on the market, and it’s often hard to choose between the various options. When it comes to installing a shower cabin in small spaces, you’re always best served by a compact shower. The doors pivot or slide so they provide easy entrance whilst ensuring no manoeuvering space is lost, and you can choose different options regarding the shape (such as corner showers or quadrant enclosures) to maximise the use of space once again.

The basin

There are many ways to save space with the basins; opting for a corner basin is just one of them. Wall-hung basins are also a great idea to save floor space.

The toilet

There are many kinds of toilets that can save you space; short projection takes up a lot less room, and a wall-hung version also frees up floor space where items can be stored.

Use mirrors and lighting

The more mirrors you have, the more the light can bounce around. Furthermore, the more natural light there is, the lighter and more spacious the bathroom will seem.

Here’s one more tip that will greatly help when trying to create more space for moving around in your bathroom: use vertical space to its full potential, especially when it comes to creating storage. It’s amazing how often vertical space is neglected. We tend to focus on the space at eye level and below, but often forget the available space higher on the walls, where towels or other handy equipment can be stored. It’s a matter of being creative, that’s all – every bathroom, no matter how small, can become the perfect haven.



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