They may be an essential part of any home but, in many cases, the bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in a house. As a result, it’s really important to make the most of the available space you have. In fact, with some cunning design choices, your bathroom can be transformed from tidy to Tardis with just a few simple changes. Here’s how you do it:
In small bathrooms, wall space is often minimal. Finding space to hang a mirror and bathroom cabinet can become something of an art form — that’s if it’s possible at all!
A more savvy option is to choose a mirrored wall cabinet. A popular choice, you’ll have the best of both worlds, with handy storage for your toiletries hidden behind a must-have mirror.
Speaking of wall-mounted options, there are other options out there that can free up some of your floor space. For example, instead of a free-standing toilet roll holder or towel rail, why not mount them on a wall instead? You’ll save space and enjoy a sleeker finish.
Choose clever storage solutions
From toiletries to extra toilet rolls, there are plenty of bathroom essentials you’ll need to find homes for. Choosing the right storage is key. From slim designs that will fit in small spaces near your sink or toilet to roomier wall-mounted options, work out what you need to store and choose storage in a size to reflect this.
Retailers like Oldrids and Downtown stock bathroom storage in a variety of sizes. Make sure you get it right — choosing a unit that’s too large will result in further wasted space, while storage that’s too small defeats the point of having it.
Install what you need
If you are completely redesigning your bathroom, you should consider installing only what you need. It can be tempting to keep up with the Jones’ and install a bath and separate shower unit. However, while they’re nice to have, it’s not always possible in smaller spaces. If you do manage to squeeze them both in, they can hinder the usability of the space.
By only installing what you need — for example, if you only take showers and not baths — you can save both space and cash. You can still have the best of both worlds though; over-bath showers are a great option that won’t eat into your available floor space.