3. Get off the floor
The more floor can be seen, the bigger your bathroom will look. One way to achieve this is to choose a wall hung WC and basin, which will have the added bonus of making floor cleaning a cinch. The area under the sink can be a useful storage area for pretty containers of toiletries and other small items. Wall mounted taps are also a good idea, particularly if you’ve opted for a space saving narrow trough sink rather than a regular washbasin.
When it comes to storage, think vertical! Shelving, particularly if it’s out of the way, is your friend. Is there space above the door, in an alcove, above the WC for a storage shelf or cabinet? The more things you can put away, and more you can put things away, the better.
4. Use the corners
With limited space available, you need to think outside the square box. Corner shower enclosures, corner sinks and even corner WCs are a clever way to maximise every inch of space in your bathroom. Even corner baths are coming back into fashion!
Corner designs take up a lot less room and won’t disrupt the traffic lane through the bathroom. Space saving shower enclosures, in particular, should be designed without swingout or pivot doors that require extra room to open and close, which you don’t have.
5. Space efficient sanitary ware
If space is tight, look for bathroom elements that double up on functionality. No room for a bath? Get a shower. If you need both, go for an over-shower bath to get the best of both worlds, and use a glass panel instead of a glass shower door to give you extra elbow room while keeping the water safely in.
A wetroom can make the most of a small bathroom space, both in terms of space efficiency and style. For added comfort and to avoid having to install a radiator, make sure you fit underfloor heating too.