When you don’t have a lot of space to work with, laying out any room can be a challenge. But in the bathroom, there are a few integral items that you need to fit into what limited space you have available. If you are in the process of redesigning this room of the house, here is some useful advice to help you get things right.
Add Mirror Walls
Installing a mirror across the whole wall can really create the illusion of space in your bathroom. Another bonus that you get from this approach is that mirrors reflect light so you get a brighter effect from your windows and light fixtures.
Ditch the Bathtub
On average, bathtubs take up twice the floor space of showers, so you are much better off going for the latter option in a small bathroom. Take a look at this website for a few potential options. You can select the one that best fits in with your space. Opt for a good-quality shower head and you will get a premium washing experience.
A wall-mounted toilet helps to save on both legroom and floor space. If your bathroom doesn’t have the space in the walls to build in a toilet tank, you could still make the most of the usually unused space above the tank by adding in some shelving.
Save Sink Space
Similar to the previous point, you could also consider putting in a wall-mounted sink to save additional floor space, which will also help to open up the room in the centre. When you are looking at basin designs, try to go for narrower options or ones with thinner edges.
This is pretty standard advice for creating space in any room – when you can’t go outwards, you should go upwards. Use the walls to their full height, adding shelves where you need them. You could also go for recessed medicine cabinets and metal towel racks as extra space-saving measures. The back of the door is the perfect place to put in extra towel bars and robe hooks as needed.
The entryway can prove to be problematic in a small bathroom, so instead of an in-swinging entry door, you could go for a pocket door instead. This modern sliding option can save you upwards of nine square feet of usable space which is always going to be a bonus.
Dark Floor, Light Walls
The colour scheme that you select in your bathroom can make all the difference, so avoid dark walls which can make it seem like they are closing in on you. Lighter walls will have the opposite effect. If you are going to use darker colours, the should be reserved for the floor or you could alternatively just keep the whole room light.
Implement these ideas and you should be able to turn any amount of space into a high-quality bathroom with minimal fuss.