The bathroom might be the tiny or smallest room in our home, but it can really pack a punch when it comes to thinking of small bathroom design. There is fabulous collection of sanitary ware ranges to choose from, whether you prefer your fittings sleek and modern, classic and traditional or anything anywhere in between.
Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from the tiniest cloakroom at one end, through to the shower room and wet room, and out to the full-sized and glorious family bathroom with the other.
However, whatever the size of your bathroom, you are likely to plan a budget for it: bath (roll top, shower or slipper!, free standing), basin/s, storage, WC, tiles, flooring, shower, lighting, heating and venting.
Choose your bathroom style and materials
A modern as well as a small bathroom decor is probable to feature stone floor and wall tiles, while a more traditional bathroom is more likely to include painted wall paneling and stripped wood or wood laminates floors, with tiles restricted to basin splash backs and shower areas. The bath will always wants to be cleaned and, whether free standing or wall-fitted, it can be a thing of beauty. Original bathrooms are tended to be heavy cast-iron brutes that, if using, you will need to factor in when fitting in an upstairs bathroom. Modern version’s bathrooms are of the roll-top and free standing bath; however, they can be made up of lighter steel or from layers of acrylic bonded together with stone resin. Wash’s basins come in all style,sizes, shapes and materials, came in ceramic and stone to stainless steel and copper and beyond. Tiles are the very first choice for bathrooms. Large profile designs are great choices for easy cleaning, while mosaic tiles remain ever popular, even in the face of the newly resurrected metro tile.
Organize your bathroom storage
As bathrooms tend to be little, it’s all important to think of your small bathroom decorating ideas and organize your storage space well. When you create a bathroom makeover, create an inventory of the things you will need to store and work out where you will house them, plus add in a little extra on top. Think about including a vanity unit to give you instant cupboards. Fit a mirrored corner unit, hang rails over the back against the bathroom door, fix pegs rails on a wall and never under-estimate the usefulness of an old-fashioned bath rack. Picture rail shelving is ideal for storing toiletries out of the reach of little hands, while shower caddies will keep toiletries where they are needed, freeing up space elsewhere. Don’t let the window sills go to waste. Line up a row of baskets on them and fit blinds inside rather than above the window alcove, so they are accessible even when the blinds are down. If you have a paneled bath, don’t forgets to make use of the hidden space beneath and at either end of the tub – fit a bath panel with doors so you can access the space.