Space Saving Bathrooms
Challenge of Limited Space
The need for practical space saving bathroom
products is not new – bathrooms have always been one
of the smallest rooms in the house. Sometimes we create these
small rooms ourselves by turning an understairs cupboard into
a shower room, or adapt two rooms into three to include an
en-suite bathroom. We always want more than we have it seems.
But what is different today is the desire for functional space-efficient
ideas which are attractive and stylish too.
With careful planning and the right products
your small bathroom can still contain all the necessary pieces
including sink, toilet,
bath and shower,
even luxuries such as a heated
towel rail, and be used every day.
Products which have more than one function,
such as baths which are also shower
enclosures, or vanity units
which are also laundry baskets are growing in popularity because
of our need to maximise on space. Using wall-hung
sinks, toilets and bidets
will free up floor space and create the illusion of a larger
room, tapered baths and shower enclosures are generous where it’s needed whilst making room for
other products, and slimline furniture units give you that
all-important storage space without dominating the room.
can make the most of the corners of the room by using products
designed specifically for that space – whether it be
vanity units or heated
rails. See how the Rhyland en-suite here uses a corner sink,
wall-mounted heated towel rail and shower enclosure set into
an alcove to make the most efficient use of the space.
Compact sanitaryware can also help to keep the room feeling
uncluttered, but a compact basin needs compact basin taps or a mixer. If the taps are not kept in proportion to the
size of the basin, the overall look will be disjointed. Have
a look at the Bristan Prism compact basin mixer for inspiration,
here for image.
The Unity Showerbath from Heritage is a great example of
when you want the best of both worlds. With a generous 90cm
wide showering area at one end which narrows to just 70cm
at the other, you can have a comfortable shower every day,
and take a long soak every now and then. If you are prepared
to get rid of the bath entirely, the Unity walk-in shower
enclosure from Heritage is a great replacement. Both items
can be purchased as left or right hand options to suit your
bathroom giving you as much flexibility as possible.
There are many decorating and design tips you can employ
to further increase the feeling of space, such as light colours
on the wall and plenty of reflective surfaces. Keep the use
of strong colours to a minimum and don’t overcrowd surfaces
with toiletries and cosmetics.
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or need further assistance please contact
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