Bathrooms are a pretty essential part of everyday family life. However, we don’t always get to choose the size of what is commonly known as the smallest room in the house.
This is something that can create chaos every morning if you have a family that all needs to use the same space in a short period of time.
Luckily, there are some strategies you can use to get around this and maximise utility even the smallest of bathrooms. Read on to find out what they are.
One way to maximise the space in a small bathroom is to forget about actually having a bath, and even a separate shower space.
Instead, why not go for a wet room design? This can make a bathroom look a lot bigger because it’s not sectioned off into different areas.
The added advantage is that such a space is pretty easy to clean as well as there is no scrubbing of baths and plastic shower trays either. Something that makes it both a suitable option for small spaces and those families that want a low maintenance bathroom.
Move the boiler
Another important strategy for maximizing the space within a small family bathroom is to remove anything that isn’t absolutely necessary.
What this means is that switching the location of the boiler from inside of the bathroom to somewhere else like in a cupboard on the landing can free up a lot of space and make the room seem much bigger.
Of course, when it comes to any sort of plumbing that has risk involved it’s always best to get a professional to do the work for you, something you can read more about over here before you make your choice. After all, safety is not optional when it comes to providing for your family!
Best use of space
Next when dealing with a bathroom that is small is crucial to be smart with the way that you use space. What this means in that installing low profile appliances such as toilets and corner sinks are a must.
Also, when it comes to storage and workspace remember that you can float shelves and even extend them over the fixtures and fittings such as the top of toilet to provide the family with more room, without it seeming crowded or claustrophobic.
Floating shelves and counters can help to keep the sense of space in a small bathroom.
One of the most significant problems in small bathroom is having enough room for storage. After all, we keep all sort of things in there including medicines, toiletries, towels, and even loo roll. Not to mention bathroom cleaners!
Sadly, if all left out on the side, such items can not only make space look smaller and more cluttered, but also attract dust and mould as well.
That is why it’s crucial to install some smart storage options such as hooks for towels, and even building in cupboards for toiletries. Then you know you will have everything you need to hand, but will still maximise the space in your bathroom for your family to use.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.
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