If you think the only way to have your dream bathroom is with a lot of space then think again.
It’s easy to have the bathroom of your dreams even with a small space, just follow these simple tips and you will be well on your way. And of course Scotruss Builders are always on hand to offer advice.
Tips to make your bathroom appear more bigger.
Space can be deceptive, especially in bathrooms. There are a few tactics you can use to make your bathroom seem larger than it is. For instance, when you tile an entire bathroom, it can have the visual effect of shrinking it. On the other hand, if you balance tiles with painted plaster on other walls, the bathroom will generally seem lighter. Similarly, making the most of any natural light by opening up the area around the window as much as possible will lead to a brighter sensation and imply a spacious room. Little or no natural light? How about installing an internal window above the door that gathers light from the rest of the house?
Adding bathroom mirrors are another great way for making a bathroom seem lighter and more spacious, making these a great option particularly in bathrooms where no natural light is available. Similarly, a neutral colour scheme can help in enclosed bathrooms. Keep it light and keep it airy.
Fitting in that comfortable traditional bath
The centrepiece of your new bathroom is likely to be your new bath, and so it’s worth thinking carefully about which style is most comfortable and suits your lifestyle. Just because you only have a limited amount of space, that doesn’t mean you can’t opt for one of the traditional bath options on the market. For instance, slipper tubs have gently sloping inclines at one end and are deeper than you’d generally expect. This means you can fit a traditional bathtub into your home with relatively little space required. However, if you have issues with your back where the slope of one bath is tricky to deal with, you may have to choose from a few slipper bath options of varying depths.
Single-ended baths are an alternative for small spaces, as they’re designed to fit elegantly in a corner while still retaining the luxury associated with traditional bathtubs. These baths have a flat end and a sloped end, saving more space than their double ended counterparts. If you’re comprising on space, this might be a good place to start.
Include space saving design elements
Every little bit of space matters in a small bathroom, so the key is to make the most of it all. These design choices can free up as much space as possible and ensure that you have enough room left to move around easily:
• Install a corner sink instead of a pedestal sink that impedes the room
• Install a pedestal sink with baskets underneath
• Choose bathroom vanity units with cupboard space or mount them instead
• Put the towel rail on the door rather than mounting it on the wall
• Consider wall mounted taps
We would also recommend considering a wetroom, they are becoming increasingly popular, especially for smaller spaces as they need less space.
Our final tip is to have a look online for some inspiration, Pinterest is one of the best places to find great ideas for your bathroom.