Space is a luxury a lot of people can barely afford. Flats are becoming more and more expensive, and the space they offer is shrinking. The same holds true for apartment blocks – you pay so much for the convenience and the great location, but it literally leaves you with very little space to move around in.
When living space is already crowded, bathrooms are often cramped and tiny. The good news is there’s still a way to make small bathrooms cosy and inviting while still reflecting your preferences and personality.
No Need to Sacrifice Comfort
A lot of people have this misconception that they have to live with what they’re given. However, this isn’t the case with small bathrooms. Designs can be tweaked and fixtures can be upgraded to make the space not only habitable, but also enjoyable. You just need to be a little more adventurous when it comes to themes and choices.
Toilet suites for example, are vital to every bathroom. But, it doesn’t mean that you should only have the white toilet and sink combo that you can find almost anywhere. A bright idea and space-saving alternative is to have a smaller-sized toilet pan that has a short projection. This will work very well with an ingenious back to wall toilet pan that has a hidden cistern.
The advantage of the back to wall design is that it makes cleaning simpler and faster. Concealed cisterns do the job and add a minimalist look to the bathroom. It will still look elegant and modern, nonetheless.
Adding a Vanity and Hidden Cabinets
You can still enjoy the luxury of a vanity by choosing a compact vanity unit that doubles as a storage solution. The mirror can be hung on the wall to save space too. Some vanities are configured like medicine cabinets and are great places to store toiletries and other bathroom accessories.
Hidden cabinets can also be added on the walls. If the space is really small, you can come up with floating shelves and racks that can hold towels, accessories and other items.
The heart of the bathroom is the shower area or bathtub. However, since we’re discussing space constraints here, it will be safe to assume that your flat doesn’t have enough room for a claw-foot tub. A good alternative will be to maximise the features and capabilities of your shower area.
Shaped shower baths with a quadrant shower door will add character to your shower area and, at the same time, allow you to configure your shower to become a full-blown spa system. You can get showerheads with adjustable settings as well as set up multiple nozzles that spray hot water on various points of your body. The hot water jets are wonderful for relaxation and for relieving the stresses of the day.
The specific design of the shower door saves space and allows for easy access to the shower area. It also keeps water from seeping out of the enclosure to keep you and other members of your household safe from accidents and slips.