Is shortage of space curbing your dreams of a beautiful bathroom? Fear not, help is at hand!Limited floor inches are no barrier to creating a stunning bathroom. The secret, according to the experts at bathstore, is to combine a strong design scheme that’s high on style, storage and functionality with sleek furniture, sanitary – and brassware that have been specifically conceived for smaller spaces.
A great design idea for a modestly sized bathroom is to be bold but unfussy. Replace quantity with quality, pattern with texture, and floor units with wall storage.
When floor inches are at a premium, choose tall cabinets for vertical storage and stick to clean-lined pieces to avoid visual clutter. bathstore's Portfolio range of fitted furniture, for example, has beautifully streamlined units in a choice of heights and depths so you can make full use of your wall height while taking up very little floorspace.
Using neutral hues on the floor and walls not only creates a restful atmosphere but also opens up your bathroom, making it look instantly bigger. To introduce a splash of colour, just add soft furnishings in impact shades-or you could consider tiling a feature wall in a rich, dark colour, which will make it recede, heightening the sense of space.
Look for pieces that have been designed for smaller bathrooms, such as bathstore's Lucille Short Projection Close Coupled WC, Denver corner WC or those that can do double duty, like the Showercube 1700, which is both a shower enclosure and a bath. Also choose small basins and opt for minimalistic brassware to increase the perception of space.
Slimline radiators, slender towel racks, recessed lights and frameless mirrors, all of which help create an illusion of space, are the perfect finishing touches for a small but perfectly formed bathroom.
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