Review the layout
The placement of furniture and utilities can completely transform the functionality and style of your bathroom.
Just because your bathroom is small, doesn’t mean you have to put up with awkward clearance space or ditch luxuries like a bathtub. With some careful planning and creative thinking, you can maximise the space you have.
The shower screen over bath option is a great way to save floor space. Forget the curtains and install a glass shower screen over the bath 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 and bathroom.
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Invest in space-savers
Clutter can make a small space feel even more cramped, so design a bathroom that allows you to move freely.
Consider sliding or fixed frameless shower screen doors over hinged shower screens as they will reduce the overall space required for a shower recess whether it be for a stand-alone shower or shower screens over bath combo.
A shower screen over bath combo isn’t the only way to maximise your space without sacrificing style. Mirrored wall cabinets and shallow vanities are an effective way to add storage without taking up too much space.
Also think carefully about where you need storage most. If you’re building or updating a family bathroom, installing storage at different heights will help keep potentially dangerous items out of reach of little hands.
Keep it simple
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.
Nothing makes a tight space seem more crowded than an eclectic mess of colours and materials. To make your bathroom feel bigger, keep it simple and choose a minimalist colour palette.
Light, neutral colours are the easiest way to make a tiny area seem more expansive. Bradnam’s neutral colour palette range for framed sliding shower screen doors are ideal for small bathrooms.
Neutrals are not your only option. A tiled or painted feature wall in a contrasting, darker colour can create an illusion of depth, opening up a small space. Alternatively, choose a patterned wallpaper to produce this effect without overwhelming the rest of the room.
Textured tiles, natural materials and high-quality fittings are a great way to add style and appeal without impacting the minimalist look of your bathroom.
A white space doesn’t have to be boring. If you’re worried that your smallest room is going to end up looking like a white, clinical box, choosing tiles and furniture with interesting or unique finishes can help you create a more dynamic space.
You can also add more variety by choosing non-silver fixtures for your taps and shower. Bradnam’s black framed sliding shower screen can also add an interesting contrast to the look and feel of your small bathroom without negotiating on space.
Just remember that less is more and limit yourself to one or two unique textures.
Think about scale
Your furniture, accessories and fittings should suit both your needs and your limited bathroom 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 needs as a shared family bathroom. Likewise, investing in smaller sink and toilet may create the space for more important utilities like a larger bath or shower.
Building or updating a bathroom doesn’t have to be an expensive or stressful event if you plan everything in advance.
The most important step in every project is deciding what exactly needs to be done. Before taking out your wallet and getting out the paint, take some time to consider everything discussed above so you can design the best possible bathroom for your home.