Design tips to improve small bathrooms

06 Oct

Bathroom design isn't just about the aesthetics and the appliances, it's also about how you can get the most from your space. If you have a small bathroom, it doesn't necessarily mean you have to make any compromises when it comes to getting the design just how you want it. In fact, some of the most stylish bathrooms we fit are small. So, if you're thinking about a new bathroom but have been put off by the size of the room, here are some design tips that will maximise the potential of your bathroom space.

Corner sink

Sometimes, even if you install a pedestal sink in your bathroom, you may find that the space becomes disrupted. If space is a premium in your bathroom, you should consider the benefits that come with a corner sink. By simply placing a corner sink across from the toilet instead of opposite the shower, you'll be creating extra space with minimal effort.

Extending counters

If you plan on having a counter over your sink and your toilet is placed beside your sink, consider extending the counter over the toilet slightly. This will give your bathroom a clean look and provide additional space for any extra items you may have.

Open storage

Closed storage such as cabinets can feel a little bulky in a small bathroom, but there does need to be plenty of space for towels as well as toilet paper and bathroom accessories. Open storage is the ideal solution for that. There will always be a spot to hang a couple of shelves, and if you move some of your more aesthetically pleasing items to the shelves, it won't ruin the overall look of your bathroom.

Glass shower walls

Using a glass shower wall will help to open up your space simply because it minimises any obstructions. Glass shower walls allow you to see the whole bathroom as soon as you enter the room, making it far less likely for the room to feel cramped. 

Tile to the ceiling

If you have a small space, it's not usually a good idea to have horizontal divisions. These can make the room feel partitioned and even smaller. Instead, you should consider tiling all the way up to the ceiling. It will give the illusion of height and draw attention away from the closeness of the wall. White subway or metro tiles are particularly suitable and they will provide you with the industrial look that has become commonplace in stylish contemporary bathrooms.

Whether your bathroom is big or small, talk to BPM today about your ideas for it and we'll get to work on designing the perfect bathroom for your unique needs.

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