Small bathroom design tips

6 Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms

The bathroom is usually one of the smallest rooms in the house, but just because your bathroom is a little on the small side, it doesn’t mean you can’t create the impression of space.

In some rooms, you could simply remove some of the furniture or other clutter to get a small room to grow visually, but in the bathroom, the sink, toilet and shower/bath, as well as a little storage space, are all absolutely essential.

So, what design ideas can you implement to make your cramped bathroom feel bigger? Let’s take a look…

1. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

A mirror is another essential item for the bathroom, so you may as well make it work for you. Nothing creates the illusion of space more effectively, or makes a bathroom feel grander, than a mirror that reaches to the ceiling. Another trick is to position your lighting on top of the mirror, or hanging in front of it, to double the impact of the light and make your space grow.

2. Install a Clear Glass Shower

Textured glass or even the dreaded shower curtain will cut your space in two in the same way as a wall. Removing this visual barrier allows more light into the room and creates the impression of space.

3. Blend the Ceiling, Tile & Wall Colours

Keeping everything a single, unifying colour will make your space visually expand by reducing the number of transitions and intersecting areas. The result is a cleaner, more expansive space that looks like a single, larger room.

4. Tile All the Way Up to the Ceiling

There are plenty of builders out there who prefer to stop the tiling below the ceiling line in the shower. When you want to make more of your available space, the shower tiling should go all the way up to the ceiling. The fewer the transitions there are, the more expansive the room will feel.

5. Choose Large, Neutral-Coloured Floor Tiles

It’s often thought that lots of small floor tiles will help to make the most of a cramped room, but in fact, all those grouting lines have the effect of making the bathroom seem smaller. Instead, plump for large, plain-coloured floor tiles to accentuate the available space.

6. Hang Toilets from Walls

You can open up your small bathroom by using wall-hung toilets and back-to-wall toilets to conceal the cistern and de-clutter the space. Wall-hung toilets are also compact by design, giving you even more room to play with.

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Are you looking for quality bathroom furniture and accessories that will help you make the most of your bathroom space? Simply get in contact with Plumb Mate today to arrange a consultation with one of our bathroom specialists, or ask about our free bathroom design service.

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