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Why A Small Bathroom Can Be More Versatile Than You Think
Small bathrooms are a common feature of many homes, but this does not mean that you need to compromise on style or functionality. There are now so many products and design ideas available that creating the perfect compact bathroom is just a matter of doing a bit of careful research and planning. Here are a few suggestions.
Install a mirror wall
A mirror wall may sound like a drastic step, but it can really open up the bathroom and reflect natural light. It also makes the most of the colours and patterns of your tiling and fittings by reflecting them. A larger mirror space is also useful when carrying out grooming tasks such as epilation and applying tanning lotion.
Install glass shower doors or screens
If you have a shower cubicle or a shower over the bath, consider swapping out the curtain for a glass door or shower screen. This opens up the space and helps to make the most of the tiling or colour scheme. It will also give the bathroom a neater and more contemporary finish.
For the ultimate sleek and modern look, choose a frameless shower screen so that there are no lines to interrupt the flow of light.
Opt for wall mounted sanitary ware
Keep the floor space clear with a wall mounted sink and toilet and floating shelves or vanity units. This creates the illusion of a larger room and also makes it easier to keep clean.
Make use of niches and ledges
Where possible make use of recessed niches and ledges beneath mirrors and in shower cubicles, to avoid taking up space with protruding shelves.
Opt for curves
A curved corner shower cubicle can save space in a small bathroom, as can a curved sink.
Use colour carefully
Smaller bathrooms have less natural light, so dark colours can make them feel excessively unwelcoming and gloomy. On the other hand, an all-white bathroom can feel overly cold and clinical.
One great way to solve this problem is to make use of two tone colour. You could do this by pairing white or a neutral colour on the lower half of the room with a bolder colour such as turquoise, marine blue, fern green, or even mustard on the upper part. This can be used to emphasise the difference in textures if you have tiles on the lower half of your bathroom.
If you are a fan of pastel colours, you could combine them to create a soft and cheerful effect, such as baby blue and powder pink. This can work well for a family bathroom where the colours echo those of the nursery or kid’s bedrooms.
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