Making the most of bijou bathrooms

Categories: Bathroom

OK, so your bathroom might not be the biggest in the world, but that doesn't mean it can't be the best. There are so many great products available these days and as long as you choose the perfect ones for your home, you’ll be able to create impressive results.

With a little planning, you can make sure that every square inch of your bathroom is used to optimum effect. When you've completed the projects, your bathroom should look and feel luxurious and stylish.

Clever tricks

Commenting on the importance of bathrooms, a UKTV article said: “The bathroom is often the smallest room in the house but one of the most used.”

Offering advice, the news source added: “It’s important to make sure you make the most of the space you do have by installing useful storage solutions, clever design tricks and banishing unwanted clutter. Space saving fixtures and fittings are also available to make your small bathroom seem bigger than it really is.”

Simple but effective

Many of the design tricks used are simple but effective. For example, UKTV suggested placing hooks and racks on the back of the door to avoid cluttering walls. It also recommended underfloor heating, noting that this removes the need for wall-mounted radiators and can help you achieve cleaner lines.

Wet rooms

Wet rooms are an increasingly common sight in homes and hotels around the world, and it’s not hard to see why. These stylish and practical solutions offer complete luxury and they can be a great use of space, the article pointed out.

Neutral colour scheme

Another tip offered by the news source concerned colour. It suggested that by using a light, neutral or pastel colours on your walls, floors and ceilings, you can create the illusion of more space and, if you find monochrome boring, you can try playing with different textures and finishes.

In contrast, dark shades should be avoided. The article claimed these can “shrink any room” and also “overpower and contract the space”.

If you want to inject some colour into the room, you can use towels and other accessories to introduce vibrant splashes “here and there”, it added.

Sinking into the tub

If you like a good soak in the tub, you might be reluctant to give up your bath to make more space. The good news is, you don’t have to. The news source noted that it’s now possible to get a good soak in a smaller space by installing shorter but deeper baths. Meanwhile, corner baths are also well worth a look.

Time to tidy up

According to the article, it’s also important to “kill the clutter”. About this, it remarked: “The busier your bathroom looks the smaller it will appear, so do all you can to keep it looking tidy. Don’t keep any items on display that aren’t used on a daily basis and don’t keep anything in the bathroom that it’s not essential to have close at hand in there. Make sure you have enough storage, and keep cupboards off the floor.”

Here at BathandShower.com we offer an array of fabulous storage items and other products that might be ideal for your bathroom.

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