Though they’re often small spaces, urban bathrooms can still have big personalities, if you follow these simple tips to making the most of what you’ve got.
1: Go luxe for less
A major advantage of having a small bathroom is that it doesn’t take so much money to give your space the luxe look. Whilst top quality wallpaper or high end floor tiles might be out of reach in family sized spaces, in smaller bathrooms they can be surprisingly affordable. Top quality in small quantities – it’s a good rule of thumb when designing your urban space.
2: Keep it sleek
For a sleek, modern finish, consider cupboards that work with a sensor, doing away with the need for handles. Wall hung toilets and ‘floating’ sinks and toilets which sit an inch or two off the floor give the illusion of more space too – whilst making cleaning the floor really easy
3: Be space-smart
Even if space is really at a premium, you don’t have to forego the pleasures of a bath. Showerbaths, such as the Urban from Carron, are designed to maximise space for showering, whilst still allowing you to enjoy a leisurely bath when time permits.
In small urban bathrooms, a large, wall hung mirror gives the illusion of more space
4: Do heating your own way
If you’re struggling to fit a radiator into available wall space check out the sleek, flat panel styles which lie flat against the wall, making them suitable for places where bulkier radiators don’t fit. Or go for underfloor heating: though it has a reputation for being expensive it needn’t be, especially in small spaces, and there’s nothing nicer than stepping onto a warm floor on a cold morning.Small trick, big difference It might sound contradictory, but the smaller
5: Small trick, big difference
It might sound contradictory, but the smaller the space, the bigger your mirror should be. In small urban bathrooms, a large, wall hung mirror gives the illusion of more space – and if you go for an entire mirrored wall you’ll find your bathroom looks twice as big. Another useful designers’ trick to give the illusion of more space is to use the same tiles on both floor and walls: the continuity fools the eye into thinking the space larger than it really is.
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