Design Tips for Small Bathrooms

Having a small bathroom and trying to make everything fit is like trying to finish a giant jigsaw puzzle. It can be challenging to configure the toilet and the sink while still having to figure out how to have enough clearance for a shower or bath. If you have a small bathroom and are planning to renovate, here are some bathroom design tips.

1. Install a corner sink. A pedestal sink may cause a hindrance in a small bathroom. As a solution, you may want to install a corner sink. It is advisable to place a corner sink across from the toilet as opposed to installing it across from the shower to prevent walking around when opening and closing the toilet door.

2. Add open shelves. Get the most out of your small bath by utilising open shelves to improve storage. To store extra necessities, you can also add decorative baskets or boxes below the shelves.

3. Float the vanity. Mounting a vanity above the floor allows you extra space for small items. Aside from that, the vanity can help make your space appear visually bigger.

4. Round the vanity. The problem with small and tight spaces is that sharp corners can be hip hazards. This is why it is best to install a vanity that has a rounded edge.

5. Extend the counter over the toilet. By using a stone or wood slab, you can have this banjo-style arrangement. With this, you get an extended counter that you can use for a few additional items. It doesn’t affect the toilet placement and you still get a minimalist and clean look.

6. Use a large-scale pattern. By using a large-scale pattern, like a wide stripe, you can achieve the illusion of an expanded area. Although your bathroom’s size is still the same, it will feel bigger.

7. Skip the shower door. Having a bathroom that’s just 5-feet wide or less, you only get enough space to squeeze in a toilet and a 30×60 inch bath. With conditions as tight as this change the shower door. If you are not a fan of shower curtains, have a glass panel installed instead. It will still keep the water in the shower while freeing up space.

8. Expand the mirror. Having a mirror stretch across the wall instead of just having one vanity is more space efficient. It allows two people to use it at once. In a tight condition, every inch you can free up will help the overall feel of the bathroom space.

9. Mount the towel bar on a door. Another trick to free up some space is by mounting a towel bar near the shower. This keeps everything handy and close to your reach.

10. Use a wall-mounted faucet. Mounting a faucet on the wall frees up some square footage in the bathroom and it also allows for a narrower sink or vanity. This type of faucet works in any style of bathroom.

These are just some of the ways you can improve your small bathroom space. If you are ready to start renovating your bathroom, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01173290094 or info@lawrenceservices.co.uk. Our friendly team will help you every step of the way. You may also like to continue browsing our website to know more about our services.

We, at Lawrence Services, specialise in all aspects of construction and maintenance, which ranges from new build and extension schemes, through to kitchen, bedroom and bathroom installations. Our installations are carried out by fully trained staff to the highest professional standards.

By |2018-08-07T11:15:47+00:00July 30th, 2018|News & Tips|