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Making the Bathroom Bigger Without Compromising on Storage
In many homes, the bathroom can be the smallest room in the house – and yet, it is the busiest! Designing a stylish bathroom that has all the storage space you need can be tough when you are short in space.
Take a look at these great ideas for making your bathroom feel bigger, without compromising on storage or spending a fortune.
#1 Keep walls, floor and ceiling the same colour and tone
Introducing two different colours on the ceiling and walls instantly cops a space in two. In smaller rooms, helping the eye by seeing one continuous space is far better than having a light ceiling, dark walls and darker floor.
#2 Bespoke storage solutions work best
To get the best from any storage solution, it needs to be designed and built around you. Bespoke bathroom storage is the idea solution;
- Under sink storage units work well, no matter what combination you opt for – for a streamlined look and style, choose soft-closing handle-less cupboard and drawer fronts.
- Cupboard and/or drawer combinations – there are all kinds of things that need storing in a bathroom and as such, the internal features of cupboard and drawers need to offer flexibility and versatility.
- Over door and over the toilet storage also offers ideal solutions – especially for storing items that need to be out of reach of inquisitive toddlers and children, as well as being perfect solutions for items that don’t need to be used very often.
#3 Oversized mirrors
In smaller rooms, such as the bathroom, we assume that ‘space-saving’ or smaller furniture will work but conversely, the opposite happens – small things make the room feel and look smaller.
Mirrors are perfect for reflecting light about a room and that means it looks bigger. However, oversized mirrors are key to really opening up a space.
Behind the bathroom sink, use a mirror that fills the wall from the sink to the ceiling. If it is a small enough space and you budget can stretch to it, have a custom-sized mirror made and installed.
For extra impact, always opt for frameless so there is less clutter to the space.
A clutter-free bathroom has instant appeal to the eye. It looks streamlined and is much easier to keep clean.
This means making the best use of the storage that you have, keeping the worktops and sink as clear as possible.
#5 Use glass for the shower
You may think that a shower curtain adds the splash of colour to the bathroom that you crave but it also absorbs light and can look unsightly. Opt for a glass partition for the shower.