Getting the most out of a small bathroom space can feel like fighting a losing battle. Nowadays, though, there are plenty of bathroom interior design solutions, both practical and aesthetic, which can help you create a functional bathroom out of even the smallest of spaces. Read on for our hacks to maximise bathroom space.
You’ll likely be boarding out the shower anyway to cover in pipes, so arranging an in-shower shelf for toiletries allows a smaller shower to feel more generous – you don’t have to be tripping over the shampoo bottle!
These are ‘lost’ spaces in a bathroom – but ones that can function perfectly to store your cleaning products, spare toilet rolls, and toiletries. Just install pop-cupboard panelling around the bath to square it off without it even looking like storage space.
These dinky sinks are a great space-saving solution and can facilitate the use of otherwise redundant space. Equally, consider compact (smaller or thinner) baths and showers, too – as long as they feel usable for you.
Sinks and toilet cisterns which float off the floor give the impression of more space – and the reality of it, too.
A towel rail is a necessity in your bathroom, but consider where it goes. Choose a wall-mounted heater that fits otherwise redundant space, consider installing a bar on the side of the sink unit to hook a towel on, or install a hook above the radiator. Dedicating the only free wall space to a massive radiator isn’t the only option.
It’s not only your fittings that can create a large bathroom – a bathroom can feel much larger (or smaller!) depending on the design choices you make!
Light and airy colours bring a feeling of space. On the flip side, going dark in a windowless bathroom can give the illusion of space too; a deep bottle green, aubergine or even black can create a plush, jewellery box-like feel. Opting for gloss finishing in your paint choices also maximise light in a bathroom with a natural light source.
Finishing one of the walls with an expanse of mirror, or several mirrored cabinets, bounces light back into your room. Reflecting the bathroom itself gives the illusion of more bathroom space.
Instead of just a mirror above the sink, opt for a thin mirrored cabinet; preferably with inbuilt lighting either below the unit or around it. This space is a game changer for storing toothbrushes, toothpaste, face wash, and all those other everyday necessities, in a space you cannot otherwise use due to the protruding sink below.
Shower curtains are a no-no for space maximising; they hoover up extra light and box off a large portion of vertical space visually. Opt for glass shower doors, or consider just a glass screen if it won’t get your whole bathroom wet!
Bathrooms always seem more ‘generous’ in terms of space when there is room for luxuries, like a shelf for a pot plant, picture, or ornament. If you have a high room, install a shelf high up on the wall in space you wouldn’t otherwise use to create the illusion of plentiful space.
Choosing a small tile like a mosaic rather than a massive slab can make a bathroom seem larger.
We hope our small bathroom design hacks have given you some inspiration on how to get the most out of your limited bathroom space!
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