Utilising Every Nook and Cranny
The placement of your furniture and utilities can completely transform the functionality and style of your bathroom. Don’t settle for awkward spaces and boring design, take a moment to plan every last detail, so that you can utilise your entire floor plan to maximise the space you have.
The addition of a simple shower screen is a foolproof way to open up the room without sacrificing floor space. That’s right, you can still squeeze a bath into your small bathroom! Forget the curtains, and install a glass shower screen over the tub to keep the space functional and easy to clean, without making it seem smaller.
At Bradnam’s, we offer an elegant range of over the bath shower screens, perfect for every budget, design, and space
Invest in space-savers
A clutter-free space is a clutter-free mind! Visible storage space can make the space feel even more cramped, which is why it’s best to design your bathroom to allow you to move freely.
A sliding or fixed frameless shower screen instantly decreases the overall space required, thanks to their reduced recesses and space-saving mechanisms. When compared to a standard hinged screen, this selection is a superior choice as a stand-alone screen or in an over-bath combo.
Simple is Best
Minimalist colour palettes and designs are not only on trend, they are an excellent way to style a space so that it looks elegant and feels bigger.
Incorporating light, neutral tones and materials into a tight space is the ultimate way to make a seemingly small space into an expansive haven. Bradnam’s extensive range of minimalist colour palettes for framed sliding shower screen doors are the go-to for builders and renovators everywhere.
Let it be known, however, that neutrals are not your only option. A tiled or painted feature wall in a contrasting, darker shade can create an illusion of depth, opening up a smaller space. Alternatively, opt for a patterned wallpaper to create an element of visual interest, without making the room feel too crowded.
Mirrored wall cabinets are yet another strategic choice to maximise space without surrendering style. This selection, alongside shallow vanities, is a clever way to add room for storage while allowing the mirror to create the illusion of a larger room.
Do note – it’s important to be mindful about the best placement of your storage for your lifestyle. For example, if you’re building or updating a family bathroom, integrating storage solutions at differing heights allows potentially dangerous items to stay out of reach of little hands.
Using Texture to your Advantage
Textured tiles, natural materials, and high-quality fittings are one of our favourite ways to add character and elegance, without taking too much away from the stripped-back style of your small bathroom.
An all-white space doesn’t have to be boring – but if you’re worried that your bathroom may be bordering on clinical – stick to tiles and furnishings with unique finishes for a more visually dynamic space.
Another way to enhance your design would be opting for non-silver fixtures for your taps and shower. Bradnam’s Black Framed Sliding Shower Screen, for example, can act as a gorgeous statement piece without negotiating space.
Just remember, less is more when it comes to textures – limit yourself to one or two unique elements to avoid the space becoming too overwhelming
Keep it to Scale
For a cohesive, stylish, and functional bathroom aesthetic – your furniture, accessories, and fittings should suit both your needs, and your available space. To establish what is essential, think about who will be using the bathroom and what they will need access to.
A guest ensuite, for example, will not have the same storage requirements as a shared family bathroom. Likewise, investing in a smaller sink and toilet may create the space for more important utilities like a larger bath or shower.
Planning Ahead is Key
Building or updating a bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive or stressful, it just takes a little bit of planning to ensure you’re getting the best out of your space!
The most important step in every project is deciding what exactly needs to be done. Before taking out your wallet and breaking out the paint, take some time to consider everything discussed above so you can design the best possible bathroom for your home.
The Bradnam’s team are here every step of the way to assist in your bathroom accessories – be sure to reach out to learn more about our specialised products.