Those who are blessed with a large bathroom have a wide array of options at their disposal. Smaller bathrooms, on the other hand, call for a great deal of smart planning and forethought. Designing and decorating a small space is certainly not a breeze and there could be a multitude of features you would like to implement.
Yet, even if the area designated to an en-suite bathroom is small, there are ways to design an enthralling, airy sanctuary of relaxation. When you cannot go wide, you go deep. When big is not an option, smart and sly cuts it.
The big picture
First off, let’s get down to basics. See if and how you can fit a bathtub, shower, toilet, and hand wash basin. Small spaces often demand you to sacrifice one thing and it’s usually the bathtub. However, it might be possible to squeeze in a compact tub, such as P-shaped or corner one.
Note that breaking up a small bathroom into separate areas is not a good idea. Another mistake you cannot afford to make is overlooking storage space, which helps you keep clutter at bay. In any event, once you have the layout figured out, it’s time to attend to the visual side of things.
Saving Private Space
To really make a difference in terms of saving space, utilize a shower screen instead of a wall. It is not only thinner but also creates the illusion of spaciousness. Moreover, it controls splashing and allows the flow of light. Privacy is the only thing you may have to compromise.
Furthermore, there is an option to fully integrate the bathroom into the rest of the space. An open plan look, which is increasingly popular, enables you to do just that. And by using the same floor and wall coverings, and installing only minimal splash back tiling, you are able to achieve a seamless environment.
Make sure to opt for products that do not occupy precious floor space. When choosing bathroom vanities, always stick to mobile and multifunctional pieces. Freestanding seating and storage is always a nice investment. Never buy oversized and try to furnish to scale.
Still, taking into account floor limitations, you also need to make the most of the vertical dimension with solutions like floating fittings.