10 Tiny Bathrooms with a Huge Wow Factor
Compact bathrooms can be beautifully innovative and practical, too – you just need to think outside the box
Mirrors are, of course, famously good at boosting space. However, you need to place them carefully in a bathroom, where you might not want to see yourself all the time!
If you can use a large expanse across the top half of the wall it will give the illusion of almost doubling the size of the room, as well as brightening it up.
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By tanking your bathroom to create a wet room, where the floor and walls are totally waterproof, there’s no need for a wall or screen around the shower at all. Doing away with a screen in this tiny wet room has allowed the homeowner to maximise every last drop of space.
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Bathrooms in loft conversions are often limited by the eaves, but this can be the perfect spot to tuck in a bath. If you have a skylight or dormer window, you can then watch the stars while you enjoy a soak.
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Toughened glass bath and shower screens no longer need to be supported by a bulky frame. They can also be made relatively cheaply as bespoke items to fit any area, which is good news for tight spaces.
In this bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling pane of glass is barely perceptible, helping to make the room feel larger than it is and subtly separating the shower from the toilet and basin.
There’s still a place for shower curtains – especially in small spaces. Here, the curtain is neat and unobtrusive and when the shower is not in use, the curtain can be pulled right back to open up the space.
A curtain also provides an extra layer of privacy – useful if your flatmate wants to come in and clean their teeth.
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The beauty of a small bathroom is that you can go luxe with the materials, as you’ll only need a small amount to make an impact. The marble tiles in this bathroom add the wow factor, while an extra-small bath tucks neatly under the sloping roof.
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If you have a low ceiling, consider sinking your tub into the floor. You can normally find a few inches in which to bury at least some of your bath between the floor and the ceiling of the room below. This will give a spa-like feel to even the smallest bathroom.
Make the most of every inch of space as this homeowner has done by exploiting niches and recesses to create extra storage.
Special lighting effects tend to be much more atmospheric in a small, intimate space than when employed over a large area. Use this to your advantage: the latest LED lighting enables you to change the colour of your bathroom at the flick of a switch. You could use an atmospheric blue for a leisurely shower and a sunny yellow for a morning wake-up.
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