Compact bathroom design ideas, whether squeezed into a loft, en suite or what was once a tiny bedroom, need all the help they can get to work well and look good. Follow our tips and advice to make the most of yours.
Lighting Is A Priority – A small bathroom cries out for good lighting, so you need to get it any way you can. Put a big skylight in a loft bathroom, but if small windows are the only option, undress them completely and replace the glass with frosted panes (or window film) or fit white roller blinds for privacy. Take out the central light fitting too and go for halogen spots that mimic natural daylight.
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Pick A Show-Off – One focal piece, whether it’s a slightly impractical, but good looking enormous sink, a sexy showerhead or even just a fabulous mirror, will give the room instant character and turn it from a practical, apologetic cell into a room you’ll want to be in.
Built In Storage – Bespoke or built-in furniture is often more expensive than unfitted, but it’s the best way to maximize space of compact bathroom design. Fit deep, easily accessible drawers to hide away space-sucking clutter
Clever Surfaces – Use every trick to make a low-ceilinged room look taller. A white ceiling and good lighting will help, as will low-slung fittings. As for the surface, pick large, light-colored wall tiles to enhance the space, or go for something more unusual, such as a wood veneer paneling. The vertical stripes pictured are a great way to create the impression of height.
Downsize your toilet – Consider replacing your old toilet with a compact elongated model. It’s the same size as a round-front toilet but provides the comfort of an elongated seat. Plus, newer toilets use less water, making them friendlier to the environment.
Squeeze-Free Taps – When you’re climbing into a small tub, the taps need to be negotiated carefully. The best place to fit them is centrally on the wall above the bath, so you can get in easily and relax in comfort at either end without obstruction.
Bijoux Baths – If you can squeeze a bath and a shower into the room, then do – it will all help when you come to sell in the future. However, you will need to source a smaller bath. Try Better Bathrooms and Ideal Standard for baths from 143cm upwards.
Compact bathroom design is an investment, which, if executed well, will increase the value of your home.