Often the smallest room in the home, the bathroom offers plenty of ideas to utilise space efficiently.
COMPACT BATHROOM IDEAS
Yousef Mansuri, Head of Design at C.P. Hart, shares his design tricks to maximise available space.
1. THE RIGHT SANITARYWARE IS KEY
When planning a bathroom, it is important to create a sense of openness even if your actual space is limited. Revealing as much floor as possible gives the impression of a larger room, so consider wall-mounting your basins, WCs and radiators. This will also make cleaning hard-to-reach areas much easier.
Corner cisterns for wall-hung toilets are a great option for tight bathrooms, as they take up much less space than regular ones. Paired with a compact, wall-hung toilet (50 to 45cm depth) they can really maximise the space.
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2. LIGHT THE WAY
Lighting zones are a key consideration in a cloakroom bathroom, as getting the lighting right can make all the difference to the ambience created. I always recommend installing a dimmer switch, so that you can control the intensity of light depending on your mood. Mirrors are an essential part of any small space, both practically and aesthetically. They bounce natural light around a room, making the space seem instantly larger and brighter, while also providing a great statement piece.
3. MAKE DECORATING FUN AND FUCNTIONAL
Opting for the same tone of tiles throughout the scheme is a popular choice for small bathrooms – a uniform look will give the space continuity and make it look larger. Choose polished, matt and bush hammered options so that you have texture throughout.
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