Last Updated: 18/01/2016
Tags: The Solution To Small Bathrooms
The modern day bathroom has changed dramatically over the centuries, and with it we have really improved our daily ablutions. It wasn’t so long ago that many of us would have a quick hand wash before running out to school and work, something you’ll find that young people can’t quite get their heads around since the introduction of showers and en-suites, queuing in most homes is now a thing of the past.
Even though our cleaning habits have improved, many of us still have to put up with small bathroom spaces, so here is our guide on how to make your bathroom appear larger than it is:
As with any new project you will need to create a floor plan, and there are several on-line that are free to use, however remember to design enough space to move around bathroom fittings – generally around 70cm in front of a WC and basin and 100 cm in front of a bath.
Just because you have a small space doesn’t mean to say that it can’t look good. Sinks which double up as shelves underneath can save space on storage, but make sure its floating, as this will give the illusion of more space. If you have a radiator which is taking up valuable space consider installing under floor heating or a heated towel rail which can double up as a place to keep your towels.
Do I have to install a bath?
If you are looking at re-selling in the future, it might limit your audience not to install one, as even though it suit your needs it might not necessarily suit those of your potential buyers. If space is tight then consider purchasing a compact version available from 1,500mm x 700mm, and the Gem from Bathroom Heaven comes in lengths of just 1,200mm or 1,300mm. Rather than having a separate shower, consider installing a shower/bath, these normally come with a fixed panel to prevent your room from getting splashed.
If you make sure you hang your basins and loos this will give the illusion of more floor space. Short projection basins and WC’s designed to fit into a corner are also a good idea for small spaces.