Just because your bathroom is compact, it doesn’t mean that it can’t become a sanctuary. It’s all about making the most of the space that you have. With a few clever tricks of the trade, you can make even the most bijou bathrooms feel light, airy and relaxing. Here are some top tips from Trust A Trader’s interior designers.
This isn’t exactly a trade secret, but it is a seriously underrated way of making a room look bigger. Place a mirror opposite a plan wall or, preferably, opposite a window. If opposite a window, the mirror acts as an extra light source. Be aware that, if it reflects a cluttered wall, shelf or windowsill, it can add to the chaos of a small room, so choose your mirrored wall wisely.
Clear the clutter
Another no-brainer, but the less clutter you have in a room, the more spacious it will appear. Good storage solutions will be your best friend; minimalist cupboards with well organised products in storage baskets will draw your eye away from a selection of clutter and give the impression of space.
Choose sleek neutrals
You may be a fan of bold colours, but they’re not always the best idea, particularly in a bathroom. Think chic hotel bathroom: pale marble-effect tiles or industrial white tiles with light or white fixtures and fittings. If you want to add a splash of colour, do so with accessories: towels, bath mats, or succulents in brightly coloured pots. This allows you to change your style without having to spend a fortune on redecorating or retiling.
Think wet rooms
Wet rooms can be a great way of optimising space in a small bathroom. They are basically a shower room, without shower base, curtain or enclosures. This adds a more spacious feeling, not to mention the fact that wet rooms are incredibly easy to clean. Before you commit to a wet room, speak to a plumber or bathroom installer to ensure that it is appropriate for you. Wet rooms require easy access in the event of a leak and need to have a gradient in the floor to ensure adequate drainage.
A claw-foot bath not only looks luxurious, but it uses less space than its fitted counterpart. There are plenty of options to choose from, but if you’re going old-school chic, then you can’t beat bronze feet and matching bronze taps and shower. Keep everything simple and let that glorious bath be the star of the show.
Bathrooms are often at the end of the to-do list, but they sell houses and add an extra special something to your home. If you want to make the most of your bathroom, get in touch with a trusted local bathroom installer or interior designer to help you to create a bathroom that will add a splash of glamour to your home.