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Creative Small Bathroom Designs

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Wet rooms can create the feeling of space, making even the smallest rooms appear much larger by removing the standard shower enclosure. A tiny bathroom can be both stylish and comfortable. The secret is to make proper use of the available space.

Sometimes, the smallest room is the main bathroom in the house. Other times, it can be the second or even the third bathroom, especially in case of larger houses. An en-suite bathroom can be designed to fit into a tiny space. Such bathrooms are usually integrated into loft conversions, with the purpose of making the best use of the entire space, corners included. Whatever the situation, innovative bathroom designs can transform this tiny room into a comfortable, relaxing and stylish place.

Space And Storage

In case of large families, bathrooms can easily become chaotic and cluttered spaces. Cosmetics, hairbrushes, tubes of toothpaste and various other products would take even the smallest space available, turning everything into a mess.

Clever storage is something you should definitely consider, especially if your bathroom is small. Wall cabinets placed higher on the walls can help you make use of the vertical space, while also helping you to keep hazardous substances out of the reach of children. Floating shelves are another good example of maximizing the use of the space, as they are supported on concealed brackets, and they can host a relatively large amount of bath products and cosmetics.

Tiered wire baskets can make excellent towel and wash bag holders, and they can be easily moved whenever needed. A rail of hooks installed on a wall or on the door will be a neat solution for hanging damp towels or robes and dressing gowns.

Instead of trying to find the smallest floor-level radiator available, you should consider installing a heated towel rail. This rail can be positioned wherever you want and switched on only when required. ActFastPlumbers, (emergency plumber in Basingstoke), can add this feature to your bathroom and ensure that it is fitted correctly.

If you don’t use the bath too often, consider removing the bathtub and replacing it with a square shower cubicle. A combined bath and shower is the most practical option. However, if you give up the bathtub, you can use the extra space for placing a vanity unit or a large storage cabinet. Wherever you can find a gap in the configuration of the room, you can install a small wall-hung vanity unit that’s going to provide additional storage space.

Reflections And Lighting

Mirrors and glass are simple yet effective in reflecting light, thus creating the illusion of a larger space. Even a very narrow space can appear wider if you use long wall mirrors or large mirrored cabinets.  A wall mirror featuring a glass shelf, placed above a vanity unit can make the whole space look stylish and glossy.

A glass bath screen adds a feeling of space and a brightness that can make the bathroom look bigger. Another simple yet effective trick is to replace the window blinds with frosted film, in order to benefit from privacy without giving up on the amount of light that enters the room.

Tips And Tricks

Choose neutral ceramic tiles for your walls and floors, as this will create a feeling of spaciousness. Dark flooring can make a small bathroom appear even smaller.
Plain vinyl flooring is ideal for bathrooms, because of its uniform surface, free from lines or breaks. You can use this type of flooring as a fluid foundation to build on. In addition, it is durable and very easy to clean, being therefore perfect for families with small children.

You may believe fitting a bathtub into your tiny bathroom is an impossible dream. Nonetheless, you should know that there are several alternatives to full-length bathtubs. A compact corner bath or a small square hip bath may be exactly what you need to make use of awkward angles. Freestanding baths with squared-off edges can also suit small bathrooms.

As you can see, there are lots of creative ideas and useful tips to turn your tiny bathroom into a comfortable leisure space.