Are you one of the many with a small bathroom? They’re not uncommon these days, as developers try to fit in a bathroom wherever they can.
It can feel like there’s nothing you can do to make your bathroom stylish like the ones you see in magazines. But there are things you can try – at least 7, in fact.
Try our tips to help you make the most out of your small bathroom, maximising storage space and style.
1. Use mirrors to your advantage
Mirrors are great at creating the illusion of more space. Try getting a vanity mirror with storage compartments so you can put all your little bathroom essentials in there.
2. Use your corners
If you’ve not got much space, you’ll need to use everything that’s available. Install a corner sink instead of a pedestal basin and buy one with storage underneath.
Under-sink storage is great for keeping your cleaning products out of view. Let’s face it, no one really wants to see the bleach do they?
3. Move things up
You’ll create more space if you move your storage space up. You could install shelves above your toilet or onto the edges of your window ledges so you’re not taking up vital floor space.
If you’ve got the budget, recessed shelving is stylish and useful. You could install recessed shelving in showers to hold your toiletries.
4. Choose light colours
Dark colours rarely work in bathrooms, but if you’ve got a small bathroom never opt for them. Lighter colours will create the illusion of space – neutral or pastel tones work best. You can always add bright accessories if you think your bathroom looks a bit bland.
5. Think wisely
It can be tempting to want a separate bath and shower. But if you’ve got a small bathroom, it’s just not going to work. Install a bath with a shower over or turn your bathroom into a wet room.
Both of these options work well, so you need to decide how much you value having a bath.
6. Think carefully about lighting
Lighting is vital in a bathroom so you want to make sure you get it right. Don’t choose bulky items – instead opt for small recessed spotlights which will create bright light but won’t stand out on your ceiling or walls.
7. Source removable storage
If you’re still struggling for storage space, find a movable storage unit so you can add towels and other bathroom essentials to it. The best thing about it is you can move it out of the way whenever you need to.
So which tips are you going to try? Some or all of them? Let us know by tweeting us @Quotatis.