Whether you have a family of five or you’re a couple just starting out, the bathroom will always be one of the most vital rooms in the house, yet somehow they always end up being the smallest. Wanting to get as much bedroom space as we can, we always end up giving the bathroom smaller proportions than it really deserves, but thanks to a few tips and tricks, there are ways of giving it a space-saving boost when you next redecorate. Here are my top five…
- Aesthetics matter
If you’re going for a low-cost spruce up rather than a re-fit, there are still ways you can make your bathroom feel bigger. Change the lighting to spotlights and illuminate those areas that usually seem dark. Then opt for large, long tiles on the walls to elongate the space, and always go for pale colours on the walls to make a room seem brighter and fresher. Plus, it makes the most of any natural lighting.
- Don’t forget the wall space too
While we’re on the subject of walls, don’t forget that they’re the perfect place to gain more space. Look for vertical solutions that can be run up the wall, whether it’s shelving, hanging baskets or boxes that can be attached to the walls and staggered upwards, for a design feature as well as additional storage.
- Opt for a corner bath
If you’re willing to spend a little more on space-saving, the next step is to replace your large, cumbersome bath with a stylish, contemporary corner version. These used to make a room feel smaller, but these days the designs have shed those stigmas and are now regarded as a top trend in interior design.
- Make the most of nooks and crannies
No matter what size your space is, there will always be areas which you’re not using efficiently. Do you have any space near the bath for toiletries? Cut out a section of wall and create a recessed shelf. Or, if you’d like a large illuminated mirror, how about one that’s hiding a large cabinet to keep all your medicines out of a child’s reach – take a look here at some stylish examples. Whether it’s custom-building storage units to fit awkward head spaces, or thinking carefully about how much room is needed to open certain draws, make the most of every nook and cranny.
- Wall-hung reduces your fixture footprint
While your corner bath will reduce your fixture footprint, so can your sinks, toilets and units. All of these can be hung from the walls to create not only a more chic, minimalist look, but enhance the look and feel of a room too. All the pipework for toilets and sinks can easily be concealed behind the walls, while cabinets can be floated rather than being in direct contact with the ground, making the space easier to clean too.
Do you have any more bathroom design tips? Leave a comment below if you do…