Are you designing the small bathroom in your house and need ideas and inspiration? Looking for advice on what to consider when designing a small bathroom?
You're in the right place, then. Below, we'll share some small bathroom ideas with you, and help you design the perfect bathroom for your house.
But let's start with a hard truth - When it comes to the bathroom in an average house in Ireland, it's usually one of the smallest rooms in the house. Creating a functional small bathroom is a challenge for most homeowners. Here, we hope to help you out with some useful tips and hints.
So how can you create a small bathroom that provides comfort and the impression of luxury?
Choosing the right colour that creates the impression of wider space together with multifunctional wall fixtures that are properly planned and positioned can make a miracle.
Our plan is to guide you through the solutions that can make the difference between a nice bathroom and a bathroom that makes you say “wow” while you are still on budget.
How to organise your bathroom?
Bathrooms consist of several elements, and our guide will help you to select the best for you.
A main part of your bathroom is the basin and while they can take a lot of space, but there are always tricks that can make your bathroom look bigger. Wall hung basins don’t have classic pedestals, which frees up some space on the floor and makes cleaning much easier.
There are two main types of basins: corner and floating, but they can be expanded further by the size and shape (square, oval, unspecified).
Depending on the available space and bathroom shape, spending time to select the right bathroom basin for you can make a huge difference.
Those wall hanging basins also come with chrome fittings or with ceramic covers that keep the slick and minimalist impression of the bathroom, and if storage space is heavily needed space under the sink can be used with a well-planned vanity unit.
Whatever option you choose, make sure that you have enough space, and it is not too closely positioned to other elements.
Same as with basins, wall hung toilets are very popular lately, as they are both space-saving and help with keeping your bathroom clean and hygienic. As it's not based on the ground, a wall hung toilet makes it easier to clean some areas which are usually not so easily accessible. The second thing when it comes to toilets is a cistern. They can be classic, slimline or built in. Slimline and built in are popular choices due to their aesthetics and space-saving characteristics, while not compromising with functionality.
Contrary to classic toilets on the market, there are now even smart toilets available that can be a nice addition to your overall bathroom experience. They can save some space because of innovative self-cleaning and washing capabilities.
This is one of the central parts of any bathroom due to the sheer size and required space. Although they can take a significant amount of space in the room, a bath can also be selected and positioned in ways to make additional space and look great.
Self standing baths are slick, modern and objects of prestige, but can be a little more tedious to clean. Corner baths that are surrounded by walls and bottom covering, reduce the amount of cleaning and maintenance to a minimum. They are very often combined with a shower unit (2 in 1) that additionally saves space and provides comfort.
When it comes to bath enclosures, make sure there is enough space around them for the accessories to operate properly. We have previously seen many beautiful baths and shower enclosures that are not functional due to tight spaces around them.
Showers & wet rooms
New shower enclosures whether they are quadrant, square, rectangular, pentagonal, D-shape are designed to fit various spaces.
Each of them has their own benefits, while some of them are great stylish add-ons to your bathroom that saves space but require major plumbing modifications, others are perfect for renovation and require minimal plumbing work that is quite often a major cost factor.
Our advice before selecting your ideal shower room is to measure the space you have consulted the plumber and then make a selection.