5 Space-saving Tips For Small Bathrooms
Having a small bathroom can sometimes feel frustrating. Dreams of huge tiling, a freestanding bathtub and a walk-in shower are a luxury very few of us can afford. But small doesn’t have to mean cramped, and they say the best things come in small packages.
No matter how much bathroom space you have to play with, there are plenty of ways you can maximise on your storage and fittings to pack a real punch. If you’re finding that you’ve got more bathroom items and plans that you know what to do with, our Unbeatable Bathrooms team have put together some of our favourite solutions so that YOU can soon get the small bathroom of your dreams. With a little creativity and some clever storage, you can transform the room into a fresh new space.
Given that so much of our bathroom furniture and items end up balanced on the edge of the bathtub or placed at our feet, we often neglect the available space right at eye level. Your walls actually have a lot of untapped storage potential.
Why not buy a few floating shelves and space them around your walls to keep any toiletries, towels or even photo frames up high? Wall-mounted mirror cabinets are the best way to save space and positioning them higher up not only keeps everything tidy, but it also draws the eye upwards, making your entire room seem bigger than it already is. Discover our range of mirror cabinets.
Trick The Eye With Your Tiles
Your sight is one of the easiest senses to trick, especially when you get clever with the angles in a small room. The amount of space in your bathroom and how much space the eye actually perceives aren’t necessarily the same thing.
The easiest way to play with this optical illusion is to tile both the sides of your bath and the wall in the same design to make space feel larger. This same design blends the boundaries between the two, making it hard to distinguish where each begins. Marble is particularly effective for this trick, and we’ve got plenty of marble effect tiling in our collection for you to browse through and get creative with.
Smarten Up Your Sink
Your sink is one of the most used areas of your bathroom, so it’s only natural that it gets cluttered more quickly. If you get tired of soap stains and abandoned cups on the side, our range of bathroom accessories is here to help you out.
Make use of wall-suspended soap dispensers and toothbrush holders to keep your daily essentials in reach but still tidy.
Tiers Aren’t Just For Cakes
Nowadays there are so many tiered wire storage pieces that it’s surprisingly easy to build upwards rather than out across the floor. Go for a freestanding unit and keep all your toiletries in one place. Likewise, if you tend to keep dirty laundry in your bathroom and find that your laundry hamper is taking up a lot of floor space, then get creative with your bathroom door and invest in a tiered hamper to hang the entire thing up! There are plenty of hampers that you can buy with hooks attached to ensure that all of your dirty clothes are suspended against the back of your door. Not only do you free up a bit of space on your floor, but you also don’t have to stare at a growing messy pile of washing all the time.
Step Off The Scales
The quickest way to dwarf a small room is to stuff it full of large items of furniture. Instead, always shop with your space in mind and stick to pieces that will suit the scale of your bathroom whilst still adding personality. Simple is always better. It’s very easy to inject pops of colour or patterns in your tiling and on the walls but opt for cleaner items of furniture such as this slim column unit or corner cabinet with mirror. Both are sleek and designed to fit into smaller spaces without compromising on your bathroom’s style.
Ready to get started? For the best advice on maximising your bathroom space, talk to our team of experts and get a bathroom that truly is unbeatable.