Have you ever opened up a shower door and it hits the edge of the sink? We’ve all been in a tiny bathroom at one point or another; if not designed well, the sink, shower, and toilet can all feel cramped together. Thanks to the onset of interior design, the days of dealing with confined and uncomfortable morning routines are over. Working with a small space does not mean you need to compromise on style.
When every centimetre of your bathroom space is used with care and precision, you can have a gorgeous bathroom that feels roomy regardless of its size.
Our team of expert designers at Cheltenham Rd. have compiled their favourite tips and tricks to help you make the most of your space. There’s nothing more satisfying than a well-planned space, and we are here to help you achieve it.
Show the floor
Covering your floor with bulky cabinetry and utilities will make your space look cramped as well as create trip hazards. The more floor you can see, the roomier your bathroom will feel. Go for slim units, floating shelves, and wall-hung vanities to show as much floor as possible.
Use natural lighting
When possible, try to maximise the amount of natural light that comes into your bathroom. Add a big window (depending on where it’s facing) – or a skylight if you want light and privacy. Being able to see outside will make you feel far less enclosed.
Go for sliding doors
Get rid of any swinging doors that intrude on your bathroom. Practical and stylish, sliding doors are great space-savers. Opening up sliding doors expands the space, compared to swinging doors which present another obstacle you need to step around. Use them for your shower as well as your cabinets and even think about installing a cavity slider at your bathroom entrance.
Viva la vertical
Don’t just lay everything out on low cabinets and baskets on the floor. Install shelves, wall hung, tall, slim cabinets, and towel rails that draw the eye up. Thinking vertically will bring your attention away from limited horizontal space and truly make the most of every part of the room.
Use glassshower screens to best show off your space. Shower curtains and enclosed spaces will block off a good chunk of the area you do have. Alternatively, take away your shower door completely and create a wet room.
Match the shape of your shower to your room; you might want a corner shower, a square box shower, or a whole side of your bathroom dedicated to your shower space.
Be clever with colour
A harmonius colour pallet will help make your space flow, eliminating blockages in your visual field. Classic, whight bathrooms are forever popular, are bright and airy and a classic match with white sanitary ware, helping to open up your bathroom space..
However, don’t be afraid of a chic, dark bathroom, especially in a powder room, or a retro black and white pallet, or fun marbling that dances between light and dark.
Play with texture
If you go for a reasonably monochrome look, texturing is a great way to bring some energy to your space. In fact an all white bathroom needs texture to bring it alive. Mix and match granites, marble, concrete, wood, and glass for a sharp, modern aesthetic. Anything glossy will amplify light in the room, while rough matte textures will provide a refreshing offset to the shine.
Floor-to-ceiling tiles will make your bathroom look much larger than it is. In addition, small tiles and the way tiles are laid can give the illusion of greater width in the walls.
Put a niche in your shower
Built-in shower ledges and niches in shower walls will lift products from off the floor, again creating space and a tidy, uncluttered look.
Get a big mirror
Never underestimate a mirror’s ability to visually double the size of your room. Mirrors will not only make your bathroom feel more spacious, and can be used to store bathroom toiletries but they will also reflect any light you have from lights and windows, easily brightening the space.
Conceal any clutter
Hide anything that clutters your vanity – the less busy your bathroom, the better. Put all your lotions and potions in cabinets and tuck your toilet paper in a basket under the vanity.
Choose Cheltenham Rd
At Cheltenham Rd., we are a team of expert interior designers here to help you create the perfect space for your home.
We have all the technical knowledge, creative vision, and spatial awareness necessary to make the most of your small bathroom. With your input at every step of the way, we will plan and deliver the best layout, products, and style for you.
Working with an interior designer adds value to your home and overall enjoyment of the process. Whether you are building a new home or renovating your bathroom, we are here to help you. If you are ready for a gorgeous new bathroom, arrange a consultation with Cheltenham Rd today to get started.