When designing your bathroom, it’s fine to not have a royal amount of space. Gone are the days when the size of your room significantly limited your designing ambitions. Apart from the use of physical
When designing your bathroom, it’s fine to not have a royal amount of space. Gone are the days when the size of your room significantly limited your designing ambitions. Apart from the use of physical methods to modify the lack of space, there are many design decisions and tricks that can alter the perception of visual space. Use the following techniques to visually enlarge and broaden your bathroom space:
Install sanitary ware along one wall
The right placement of your toilet, bath, sink, and shower helps prevent the sense of overcrowding in your bathroom. In a 2×2 loo, you can install the toilet and sink against the same wall, so there’s plenty of room in the middle to move around.
Choose between a bath and a shower
Compared to showers, baths are more challenging to maintain. If you end up using your tub infrequently, not having a bathtub can be a great idea. Instead of having a bath, you can have a larger than usual frameless shower enclosure for a more luxurious bathing experience. The frameless feature of this shower creates no visual blocks, which makes you perceive a bigger space. Aside from this, you can also opt for quadrant showers which have one less corner than square or rectangle-shaped showers. To prevent glass doors from being in the way, considering a folding version is the best pick.
However, if you want to have the best of both worlds, you most certainly can. There are many bath and shower-in-one combinations that will fit just perfectly in small spaces. Installing it vertically either on the right or left side of your sanitary ware is usually optimal.
Hanging things from the walls
You will be using the bathroom many times a day. Installing a hanging cabinet for your basin will look smaller against the walls of your bathroom, creating the illusion of a bigger space.
Hanging open-space vanities from the wall for storage will also help you maximise the vertical space in your bathroom. If you prefer toilet seats that can be attached to the wall instead of the floor, this is another way to take some visual weight off the floor area. Seemingly floating things give the illusion of looking lightweight, the perfect recipe for a less crowded-looking space.
Use large tiles
Using large tiles on a notably smaller bathroom will elongate the overall proportion of your bathroom. You can use tiles from floor to ceiling, play with colours and patterns even. If you want to be on the safer side, using the same colour or shade will still do you well. It’s hard to go wrong with large format tiles because even if you put contrasting ones together, they can end up looking vibrant and abstract.
The most significant incentive for living in a smaller space is saving money. Creating the optimal space that caters to your physiological, psychological, and social needs is possible through thoughtful and creative decisions when designing your bathroom.