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Designing a Small Bathroom

Designing a Small Bathroom

By Grant Dickson 27/02/2017 12:26 pm

The bathroom is one of the most essential rooms within anyone’s home. As we occupy the bathroom multiple times throughout the day, it is important that our experience within the space is a harmonious interaction between built form and human necessities. By implementing the following design concepts, you can create a spacious room that will stand the test of time. 

The first but not easiest to achieve, is simplicity and elegance. In small bathrooms, elegance in design is paramount, where clutter has no place. Functionality is the first concern, so your design scheme should be aiming to incorporate decoration and fittings that are simplistic and easy to clean. By using easy to clean, smooth, yet visually impactful materials such as, marble and porcelain, a small bathroom can appear larger.


Bathrooms are often crammed into the smaller rooms within the house, so it is important to not over fill the space with out of proportion elements. Space can be saved by combing the shower with the bathtub, ultimately doubling the space in your bathroom.

Another trick to maximise the sense of space within your small bathroom, is to harness natural light via r large mirrors. Using large frameless mirrors, as a large as your room can accothe use ommodate, adds instant depth and light to your bathroom.

Fixtures and fittings can be used to add a personal taste to a small bathroom. A wide variety of taps allows for the choicebetween overly ornate, to ultra sleek and minimal, to bronze or antique gold. This choice should be influenced by the colour palette and style choices that you have made in other areas of the bathroom.

Hang the vanity. By hanging the vanity from the wall, the floor can be extended all the ay to the wall and give the room a more open feeling.

Don’t be scared to use a shower curtain. A shower curtain that moves back and forth saves space over a glass door that moves in and out. Using a shower curtain also eliminates that awkward walk-around condition.

Using a large scale pattern within your small bathroom, tricks the eye into assuming that the space is larger than it appears.

Lastly, the most efficient place to hang your towel, is on the back of the door. By placing a simple towel rack on the back your bathroom door, towels are instantly out of sight and you gain precious wall space.