Curating a chic cloakroom – the key factors to a winning design

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It’s easy to let your downstairs cloakroom become a slightly chaotic mix of coats, wellies and umbrellas. But it’s simpler than you might think to transform your cloakroom from an unloved cupboard to a sleek and sophisticated bathroom that will impress your guests as well as being fabulously functional.

Extra bathroom space is always appreciated in busy family homes, and there’s a host of space-saving ideas and products that can help ensure that a compact cloakroom is no boundary to your stylish new sanctuary. Clever design ideas like corner basins, slimline vanity units and wall-hung sanitary ware can easily create a modern, streamlined bathroom that fuses high-function and premium products with elegant style. You may even find you have enough room for that extra shower you’ve been dreaming of but didn’t think you had space for… Bliss.

We’ve teamed up with to bring you the top ideas for creating a classy cloakroom space that’s also practically perfect.



The space under your stairs can often become a messy spot where everyday items gather in cluttered chaos. But, don’t despair – it’s easier than you think to turn under-stairs storage into a chic, stylish and functional room. You can simply rethink the layout to suit a shallow space, and turn your dark storage den into a practical – and elegant – cloakroom bathroom.

Over at, there’s a host of cloakroom-perfect products to transform your space. For a modern bathroom finish that’s also practical, choose a soft-close toilet with a slim cistern to fit any room. This premium choice from Mode Bathrooms is ideal and, with a water-saving reduced flush of just 4.5 litres,  it’s eco-friendly too.

Pair with the Mode Ellis smooth-cornered rectangular basin to complete the contemporary cloakroom makeover.

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A small space does not mean you have to compromise on style. If you’re working with a compact cloakroom, a space-saving corner basin is the perfect solution. This stylish-yet-snug wall-hung basin will fit seamlessly into any cloakroom, and doesn’t need to sit on a vanity unit, creating a clean-lined finish.

Style-wise, don’t be afraid to use patterned tiles or wallpaper for a chic feature wall to breathe life into your new cloakroom; it can add a vibrant finish to any sized space.

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If you love a minimal, streamlined, contemporary and clutter-free space, back-to-wall and wall-hung basins and WCs are ideal. The Mode Cooper wall-hung toilet is the perfect space-saver and fits neatly into a compact cloakroom. Teamed with the matching Mode Cooper wall-hung basin, the finish is design-led, sleek and ulna-stylish as well as being perfectly practical.

Use chunky wooden open-shelving and wall-mounted units for space-savvy storage solutions and a touch of rustic charm. A tiled feature floor will also elevate your cloakroom to an on-trend but timeless space.

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Got a compact cloakroom but lots of products to store? Don’t worry, you can always install a slimline vanity unit that’s designed specifically for small spaces. This satin-grey cloakroom unit has a svelte silhouette that makes it ideal for a cloakroom. The set comes with a close coupled toilet in matching grey, and boasts traditional  details perfect for country-style interiors. A stylish set for a smart new space.

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If space is less of an issue, why not think about adding a shower to your new cloakroom? Put an end to queues for the bathroom and install this neat quadrant shower enclosure for the perfect combination of style and function. The rounded edge makes great use of the space, while sliding doors are ideal for smaller bathrooms.

Thought there wasn’t room for a shower as well as storage solutions in the cloakroom? Think again… the MySpace Combination Unit, featuring a vanity cupboard, concealed cistern, and soft-close toilet, was made for you. Designed specifically for petite bathrooms, it’s a sophisticated way to fit all your essentials into a compact space.

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