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Top Five Small Bathroom Ideas

Having a small bathroom doesn’t mean that you can’t create a sleek, spacious look. With close attention to detail your small bathroom can easily be transformed into a space where you can relax and unwind. By choosing the right products you can create the illusion of more space, so check out these top five small bathroom ideas to discover more.

Hide that clutter

Surfaces that are full of clutter in a small bathroom only make the room look and feel more enclosed. The best solution for hiding toiletries and other essentials away from view is to install a wall mounted vanity unit or a mirrored cabinet, this way surfaces are freed up, which whelps to create a more spacious feel. Wall mounted vanity units also maximise floor space, providing the illusion of a bigger bathroom.

Top Tip: For a bright and airy feel choose bathroom furniture with a high white gloss finish, which will bounce the light around.

Compact baths

A small bathroom doesn’t mean that you can’t install a stylish bath as there are now plenty of compact varieties to choose from ranging from small freestanding baths to standard baths that measure just 1500mm in length. A compact freestanding bath whether it may be modern or traditional really helps to create a feeling of luxury in your small bathroom.

Top Tip: A shower bath is also a great solution for a small bathroom as it widens out at one end to create a spacious area for showering.

Bright lighting

In a small bathroom it’s important that there’s plenty of bright lighting, especially if the room doesn’t have a window for a natural light source. If your small bathroom is in a converted loft space get a skylight put in to flood the room with essential light. Instead of a central light fitting install halogen or LED spotlights into the ceiling to provide a much brighter effect.

Top Tip: An illuminated mirror also provides you with light so you can see what you’re doing when applying make-up or shaving.

Create a focal point

Creating an eye-catching focal point in your small bathroom provides the space with some wow factor, whether it’s a contemporary fixed shower head with lights, a stunning mirror or an ultra-modern countertop basin, your bathroom will be transformed.

Top Tip: Choose taps with a contemporary design to enhance the look further.

Space-saving basin and toilet

With so many compact basins and toilets available than ever before maximising space in a small bathroom is now so easy to achieve. Wall-mounted basins and corner basins help to make the best use of space, and are perfect for creating a clean, modern look. Your choice of toilet can make a big difference too, opt for a short projection, wall-hung or back to wall toilet to create the illusion of a larger bathroom.

Top Tip: a wall mounted basin and toilet will make your bathroom floor much easier to clean.

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Liz: Liz has a passion for home decor, interior design and renovation projects.