Small bathroom design tips
Having a small bathroom in your home does not mean that it has to be any less visually appealing than other areas of the house. Here are some ideas to help you make the most of the space you’ve got.
Everyone knows that white and other light colours make a room look and feel more spacious than dark and overbearing shades. However, an entirely white bathroom can look quite clinical and not very welcoming at all. Tone that white down a bit by adding some textured tiles here and there, or some coloured borders.
As with all small spaces, a small bathroom will benefit no end from great lighting. If your bathroom is in the loft, a skylight is a great way to make the most of natural light that’s available. If small windows are your only option, go for halogen spotlights rather than one central light fighting.
Create a focal point
A small room does not have to look like a glorified box. Choose one item in your bathroom and make that the focal point of the design – whether it be a gorgeous bath or a statement mirror. Don’t go overboard though – one show-off piece is enough in a small area. Any more and you run the risk of making the room look over-crowded and impractical to use.
Maximise space by fitting specially designed storage solutions, such as easily accessible draws and cupboards. These may be more expensive than your run of the mill fittings but will help tidy away any unsightly clutter.
You may not feel like you need a bath and a shower but if you can squeeze them in comfortably, then it could be a good idea to do so. Nothing beats a good bath after a long day at work, and bathrooms that contain both baths and showers are often more attractive to buyers, should you want to sell your house at some point in the future.