If you’re lacking space bathroom design can create a headache! Whilst it’s important to have all the necessary appliances in there, it is also important to arrange them in the best way to ensure it doesn’t just look good but is functional to use. Nobody wants to be showering over the toilet! Here are our top tips to help you make the most of your space for both design and functionality…
Mirrors are always a surefire way to make a space look bigger, as they both reflect light and create the illusion of a bigger room. Utilise plenty of mirrors if your bathroom space is limited, they will be both visually appealing and functional! If you’re brave you could even fit a full wall mirror to double the size of your bathroom.
An amazing way to gain back a metre squared worth of space is to replace swing doors with sliding doors. This will provide more negative space (in-between appliances) and make the room more useable.
If negative space is tight, curbed appliances won’t just save space but also stop you banging your hip on corners! A corner bath or sink can free up vital negative and wall space.
Tiles that are longer horizontally or vertically can be used strategically to make a wall appear taller or wider. Using different tiles or only half-tiling creates the illusion of depth and also creates zones in a small space, making it feel more spacious.
Niches are an excellent way to add extra storage space without having to add shelves or units that make the space even smaller.
Buy or commission combination units
If you’re really struggling for space, a vanity unit with integrated toilet and sink can save you a lot of space and provide some storage. Commissioning a unit that fits an unusual bathroom shape may also be worth it to take advantage of any gaps that can’t be used for other purposes.
Floating appliances and shelves
Fitting floating appliances can save space by reducing the footprint of your suite, and the space above appliances is perfect to be used too! Rather than placing shelving or storage in-between appliances where they impact on the negative space, place them above your sink, toilet or bath where they won’t get in your way.
If you have decided to renovate your bathroom but aren’t sure on the best design for you, book a free consultation to discuss your needs and ideas with your local architect https://www.house-architects.co.uk/book-a-consultation/