When you buy the house of your dreams, it’s usually the living room, kitchen and bedrooms that receive the most attention. If you don’t like the look of a bathroom suite, it’s easy to say: “when we move in we’ll change it”. However, when it finally comes to the re-design and it doesn’t feel like you have much space to play with, what do you do? Hopefully, today’s post should give you a few ideas on how the fixtures and fittings themselves can play a huge part in giving you that spacious feeling in a tighter bathroom.
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Walk-in shower enclosures
These are a fantastic space-saving solution, but they’re so sleek and stylish that I’d recommend installing one even if you have a huge bathroom. There are dozens of different types of shower enclosures you can choose from too, so you’re bound to find one that fits in with the overall look you’re trying to achieve. To increase the feeling of space even more, use the same tile across the whole room, with limited trimming on the shower itself.
The common problem with fitting the toilet is that it’s a bulky item, and you need to allocate space for the central pedestal and water tank. However, wall-mounted toilets conceal all of this behind the wall, so if you have the capacity to do this, it creates a far cleaner and contemporary look – you can even have the flush button ‘flush’ against the wall.
Box-off your sink
Most people think that the only way to save space with sinks is to opt for tiny water closet sinks or corner styles, but this isn’t the case. Instead of saving space, think about using the space of a normal-sized sink in a different way. Have a unit built in around the lower section of the sink to be used as storage for towels and toiletries. It won’t take up any more room, but it will have a huge impact on practicality.
Or be unconventional
If you don’t want to go with traditional, then don’t! There are far better shapes conducive to the space available that the sharp edges of a box. Rectangular areas can be difficult to incorporate into small spaces, so instead, swap the corners for curves. Go with ovals and tear-dropped shapes, so that the sink unit glides in and out of the wall. It will look stunning, and save on square feet.
Don’t be afraid of ‘custom-made’
If you have any recessed areas in your bathroom that you’re having difficulty finding a use for, it could be worth investing in a custom-designed unit. You have to maximise on the space that’s available and make it work for you and your family. It could be anything from shelves to full units, but if it’s tailor-made for a space that would otherwise be left completely bare, it’s unlikely you’ll ever remove it, making it worth the initial cost.
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