Using a bathroom renovator like WA Assett is one way of ensuring that you get the look and finish that you want. There are also some simple but effective design types that you might want to also consider if you are looking to create that illusion of space.
No need to feel claustrophobic
It is interesting to note that while the average size of a new home has virtually doubled in the last quarter century or so, the bathroom has virtually been immune to this trend and remains one of the smallest but busiest areas of the house that we frequent on a regular basis.
Stepping into such a small bathroom, in comparison to the scale of the rest of the rooms, can certainly induce feelings of claustrophobia in some of us, which is why you need to be careful with your choice of design and furniture used, so that you can at least create the illusion of space even if you don’t physically have as much as you would like.
What it needs is a combination of various tricks that interior designers incorporate all of the time, such as the right use of lighting, selecting colors that open up the space rather than close it down, and fitting furniture that is the right scale and design to keep that illusion of space going.
Tuck your sink away in a corner
A sink is an integral part of your bathroom of course, but sometimes it can look like it is taking up too much of a prominent position in the room and disrupting the potential flow of traffic around it.
If you are really struggling for space and want to find a viable solution, installing a corner sink could be the answer.
Think about which corner to use, as you don’t want to be in the way of access to the shower or the toilet, which could soon create a bit an awkward walk-around situation. Pick your spot and there is no doubt that using a corner sink unit is a neat trick for creating as much floor space as possible, giving the feeling that the bathroom is bigger than it actually is.
Think about your vanity
When you are fighting for floor space it makes sense to think about what you can do with your vanity unit to make the most of what you have to work with.
One idea would be to float your vanity. What this does is it instantly creates a visual impact of making your bathroom feel bigger, as it frees up some valuable floor space and even gives you some extra storage space underneath if you need it.
Another good design trick to consider is to choose a rounded vanity. The corners of a square vanity unit could easily get in your way if you are a bit cramped for space. A round vanity can also look pretty stylish too, so this is a design trick that is a bit of a no-brainer if you want to open up your bathroom space as much as possible.
No wasted space
Your goal when it comes to making the most of the bathroom dimensions that you have available, is to ensure that you have no wasted space.
This sometimes involves a bit of creative thinking and looking at using space that you might sometimes overlook.
Two examples of areas in your bathroom that could be used to create extra space, are the toilet area and above the door. You could look at extending any counter that you have, so that it continues to run over the top of the cistern. Even if it only provides a moderate amount of extra shelf space, it is better than nothing there at all.
You might also want to look at installing a shelving unit above the door of the bathroom. This can be used to store some extra towels for example, and will help to ensure that every available bit of space is used in the best possible way.
The basic rules that you want to try and work to when trying to create the illusion of space in your bathroom and creating an attractive and inviting environment, is to use all of the lighting, mirrors and storage solutions available, and keep it simple, but do it well.
About the Author
Ava Coles works as an interior designer, a job where she wakes up each day excited to go to work! She contributes to DIY and decor websites and magazines sharing her ideas and tips.