DISCOVER SOME BIG IDEAS FOR SMALL BATHROOMS...
Got a small bathroom? With the average bathroom size being as little as two-three metres square, creating a stylish, functional bathing space can be a challenge these days. Here's some genius ideas to create more space and make your bathroom seem BIGGER!
Bath or Shower?
One of the most common desires of those with a small bathing space is the need for a bath, especially for families with children. A shower-over-bath combination, such as the Duo II Shower over Bath Combo, will provide both shower and bath and take as little as 1520 x 760mm of floor space. A Duo II premium grade acrylic bath comes complete with a two-sided bath wall and a bath screen.
To match your compact Shower Over Bath combo, you need a compact dual shower as well! A great choice would be the Duo showerhead. with handshower. No ordinary shower, the Duo, with five distinct spray patterns, magically becomes a hand shower at just one touch. At the press of a button, the fixed showerhead detaches to form an independent hand shower – ideal for showering children or washing hair.
Wall Hung options
When designing your compact bathroom, the more floor area that is visible the greater the perception of space. A wall hung vanity and toilet are both excellent inclusions to achieve this effect. The Valencia vanity, available in a variety of sizes, is wall hung and features an integrated bowl – creating a very streamlined profile and reducing ‘visual clutter’.
Available in three finishes – white, oak and elm – The Valencia is a contemporary design that will suit any bathroom style.
When it comes to toilets a wall-hung model, with cistern concealed in the wall cavity, will not only take less bathroom space but also create more visual space by being elevated above the floor. The Evora, with a projection of just 520mm, will save more than 100mm when compared to traditional close-coupled toilet suites.
To finish off the wall hung, space saving options, add wall mounted accessories such as soap dish, toothbrush holder, and a mirror cabinet on the wall to house all your bathroom amenities and smalls, keeping the space tidy and the countertop clear.
And for the seemingly impossible dream – having a bidet in a small bathroom – there IS a solution! Englefield’s electronic heated bidet seat, with Quiet-Close, Quick-Release features, can be easily retrofitted to numerous existing toilets. Comfort factors, operated by the built-in control panel, include oscillating or normal warm water spray, four temperature levels, four water pressures and deodorisation, heated air-drying function, auto self-cleaning wand and six adjustable nozzle positions.
So while space is definitely limited in a compact bathroom, your options for creating a stylish, highly functional bathing space are vast! One final hint - when talking space, or lack of it, spare a thought for the door – a sliding door could make a valuable difference to the amount of usable space.