Unusual spaces don’t have to be awkward. Here, impressive beamed eaves create visually stunning results. A statement jacuzzi bath positioned on a raised platform hides the plumbing and creates a bathing zone with ‘wow’ factor. Black and red polished floor tiles complete the luxurious look.
A narrow bathroom has been visually elongated with the use of a feature wall. Pale tongue and groove and a double-ended slipper bath complete the modern country scheme. Fitting the bath snugly in front of the tiled wall offers more floor space and stunning looks.
Wall tilesCunningham and Shaw
Here, an attractive walk-in shower is given a touch of hotel luxury with floor-to-ceiling metro tiles in refreshing mint green. A clever built-in shelving cupboard makes good use of the space, while an internal spotlight adds to the mood. Folded fluffy towels add dimension to the colour scheme.
Awkward spaces can also be an advantage, as this L-shaped country bathroom with a quirky layout shows. Each component has its own zone: the toilet is conveniently placed in an alcove, the bath has built-in shelving and the basin area sits around a corner. The scheme is tastefully tied together with the use of tongue and groove panelling and black worktops.
Utilise otherwise dead space with a unique storage cabinet such as this old reclaimed school bureau, which makes the perfect addtion to this Seventies-inspired bathroom. Its narrow breadth sits well in the small space, whilst its height means you won’t compromise on storage. Funky floor tiles and yellow accessories make this bathroom bright and fun.
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Usually these cabinets are hung above a basin, but here they’ve been used as a sleek storage trio. Mounted on crisp white walls, the walnut finish picks out the room’s dark wood beams beautifully, with just enough space to display colourful accessories on top.
Modular wall units
Follow the style of a country bathroom with a cute cottage basin unit. Paint tongue-and-groove panelling a refeshing shade of aqua and fill rattan baskets with toiletries. A cream framed mirror will balance the look and a milk jug of wild flowers adds a natural touch.
Home & Pantry
Work around period features with ingenious and practical solutions. Look for pieces that fit in awkward corners, such as this traditional-style washstand. A disused fireplace has been concealed with a radiator and a reclaimed mirror completes the eclectic, rustic look.
Farrow & Ball
Overcome cramped space with unusual fittings, such as choosing a corner cistern to resolve the problem of having a loo under a sloped ceiling. Opt for simple models to keep the look uncluttered and wall-hung suites to maximise floor space.
Think outside the box when looking for space, just like this enclosed shower that used to be a cupboard. Overcome the sloped ceiling by installing a made-to-measure shower screen, and opt for metal edges for a minimal finish. Choose pale, oversized wall tiles and neutral paint for a fuss-free finish.
Villeroy & Boch
Make the most of a sloping wall by installing a skylight. Here, a charming Victorian roll-top bath fits snugly underneath the windows so you can look up at the sky while soaking.
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