Making the Most of a Small Bathroom

When viewing a house, if given the choice of a larger master bedroom or bathroom, most people would probably go for the bedroom. A small bathroom can be a problem if you have a large family, but there are ways in which you can make it appear larger and utilise the space within to the maximum. Continue reading for some areas which you could adapt to make a difference.

Reduce the Clutter

Is it necessary to have fifteen bottles of various shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and face washes on display in your bathroom? In fact, is it really necessary to have them all full stop? Reducing the amount of clutter you have in your bathroom is imperative, regardless of size. However, for those of you with small bathrooms, it should be one of your top priorities. Covering the walls with framed pictures and typography can add an element of style to the room, but if you are not careful, it can almost shrink its dimensions as well.
Reduce the Clutter

Storage

There are some amazing fitted bathrooms these days that have wonderful storage built in. For example, sink units with drawers or a cupboard underneath. Choosing something like this means that you are maximising the space within your room and thus creating a less busy room. It is worth checking out a local bathroom showroom to see and later narrow down the options available to you. In addition to built in storage, you may wish to have a small drawer unit next to the toilet to house toilet rolls. These can be picked up relatively cheaply. You could even decoupage to add a bit of quirkiness to the bathroom.

Bathroom Suite

Some people opt for toilet, sink, shower and bath, whereas others choose between a shower and a bath due to limited space. Personally, we are big advocates of having access to both. You do not necessarily need double the room to house both of them. It may be time to consider a shower within your bath. The thought can seem a bit outdated to some people. However, there are many options to make this work for you and with your vision of a superb bathroom. Shower curtains are not a necessity with many preferring glass screens instead. If they do appeal though, there are many stylish ones on the market to choose from.
Bathroom Suite

Light

It’s well known that a room which is lighter appears bigger. If you have very little natural light, or perhaps even no window, it is advisable to stick to a white colour scheme. Doing so will really work alongside any natural light you may have to create the illusion of space. No one wants to relax in the bath in a dingy, dull bathroom. A white bathroom suite, walls, tiles and flooring may seem like overkill and for some, it can be too clinical. If this is the case, try adding a pop of colour with some well-chosen accessories. Bright and bold things such as toilet roll holders, mirror frames and even the towels you have will really make a difference.