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Top Tips To Optimise Space In Your Bathroom or Shower Room

We all dream of having a luxurious spacious bathroom with plenty of room for a roll-top bath, a large shower enclosure, and ample storage. However, the reality is that many bathrooms are on the smaller side and it takes some time and effort to make the best use of space. Here’s a look at the best ways you can make your bathroom feel larger. 


Use glass panels

For your shower enclosure, avoid solid walls and opaque curtains as they will close off the area and make the room feel even smaller. Instead, opt for clear glass panels that allow the light to flow through them. Frameless glass enclosures maximise the amount of light, and also look sleek, stylish and contemporary.

You could also consider replacing a solid door with a framed glass door or glass panelled door. Choose frosted glass that will provide privacy whilst filtering through extra light. 


Install a sliding or pocket door

In a very small room, an inwards swing door can interfere with the layout and create dead space. A popular solution is to install a sliding door or a pocket door that slides into a hollow wall space. This gives the freedom to create a layout that really works, rather than compromising and underusing valuable space.


Make the best use of natural light

Natural light instantly makes a room feel more spacious and airy. If possible add extra skylights or enlarge the existing window. Ensure that your windows are cleaned regularly so they are allowing the most light through; this might sound trivial but it really does make a difference. 

Instead of a solid blind or shutters, choose a venetian blind in a light colour, which provides privacy but also allows plenty of  daylight to filter through.


Install large mirrors

Mirrors are an excellent way of bouncing more light around the room, especially if they are placed opposite a window. You could consider making a statement with a floor to ceiling mirror across an entire wall. This will have a dramatic effect on the look and feel of the room, and also be useful for carrying out grooming tasks.


Make the most of wall space

Keep clutter off the floor and surfaces with floating shelves and wall mounted cabinets. If there are awkward niches or corners, make the most of them with cupboards or shelving. If you want a floor standing unit, opt for tall and narrow rather than wide and low.


Opt for compact fixtures

Choose compact sanitaryware such as pedestal sinks and wall mounted toilets in slim designs. If you are installing a shower enclosure, choose a quadrant enclosure with a sliding door. 


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