7 interior design tips for the small bathroom
Craving a luxurious, spacious bathroom but constrained by limited space? Fret not. With the right design strategy, even a compact bathroom can feel grand. Maximizing every inch is crucial, and having a well-thought-out design plan is the key. Dive into our seven interior design tips tailored for small bathrooms and transform your space.
Choose a wall-mounted toilet
A wall-mounted toilet can be a game-changer for compact bathrooms. Its floating design not only occupies less visual space compared to its floor-mounted counterpart but also lends a minimalist aesthetic, ideal for tighter spaces.
That said, it's essential to have a robust wall to bear the toilet's weight. While this design may come with a slightly higher price tag—given that water pipes, drainage, and the cistern are all concealed within the wall—it offers the advantage of easier cleaning, with fewer crevices for dirt to accumulate.
Raise the storage off the floor
Optimize your petite bathroom's potential by leveraging its vertical space. Adding shelves not only facilitates storage without encroaching on floor space but also protects your belongings from inadvertent shower splashes.
Consider positioning shelves above the toilet or even over the doorframe. If you're leaning towards more discreet storage, a slim-depth overhead cabinet is an excellent choice for compact bathrooms.
A small bathroom requires precision and attention to detail
Design with an efficient corner solution
If feasible, consider a corner setup for your compact bathroom. It carves out an ideal niche for a shower. Keeping things proximate, it's beneficial to have a distinct separation between the shower and toilet to prevent the sensation of showering directly over the toilet.
Organize your cabinet space
Even in the coziest of bathrooms, cabinet space remains paramount. Regardless of the bathroom's size, there's always potential for cabinetry or drawers beneath the sink. A meticulously crafted drawer organization system not only ensures space for all your essentials but also simplifies upkeep, keeping clutter at bay.
Expand the space with mirrors
A mirror acts as a space amplifier in bathrooms. By reflecting both natural and artificial light, it introduces an added depth to the room. Large mirrors, timeless in their appeal, are especially apt for sprucing up small bathrooms. Thus, unless it's for a guest lavatory, opt for a generously-sized mirror over the sink rather than a diminutive one.
Save space with a corner sink
Optimize every inch of your compact bathroom by integrating a corner sink. This not only conserves space but also introduces a distinct design element to the space.
If corner sinks don't resonate with your taste, there are alternative space-efficient solutions. Consider depth-narrow sinks or round sinks with a limited diameter. When selecting a tap, ensure it's proportionate to your smaller sink, choosing a design that's both functional and space-conscious.
Create the illusion of more space with bright colours
Effective lighting paired with light hues can magically expand the perception of space. Ensure comprehensive illumination throughout the bathroom, emphasizing especially around the mirror for functional task lighting.
For windowless small bathrooms, emphasizing light materials becomes even more crucial. Anchor your design with white as the foundational colour for walls, flooring, and fixtures. If you're inclined to introduce a splash of colour, do so with accents like bath mats or shower curtains, adding personality without compromising the spacious feel.
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When designing a small bathroom
A bathroom should not only be visually appealing, but also meet practical needs.
With VH-7 Concept, you can add an elegant design detail without handles to your small bathroom.
A small bathroom is cheaper than a large one. The price depends on the size, the number of cabinets, the countertop, and the bathroom design.
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