Let’s face it not many homeowners end up with tons of floor space to work with in the bathroom. Flicking through interior design magazines will make you believe all bathrooms are the size of a football pitch, when in reality however, most tend to be on the small side.

This doesn't mean that your bathroom can't be everything you dreamed of. A cloakroom or small bathroom needn't be a curse as these days it can still be stylish whilst having all the practical elements needed.

Combination vanity units are a great place to start

Combination vanity unit

One way to seemingly gain some extra space in your tiny bathroom is through the careful integration of bathroom units. This clever use of floor space can mean awkward spaces are more efficiently used. Combination units allow for toilets to be combined with wash basins for example, which adds storage areas and saves on space. You may also find that you get a few extra inches that will allow for a second unit.

The units are also great for providing you with another surface space. The top of the back to wall unit can be used to incorporate decorative items or clever ways to store. Choose a basket for example and roll up your towels and place inside. Or you can add an additional shelf or two, if the wall space allows and use this to cleverly display the essentials. 

Storage solutions are key…

Colour schemes, lighting and choice of bathroom items are the first to tick off the redesigning list. However, bathroom storage should be carefully considered too.

Magazines often boast one or two bottles of our everyday essentials within their pictures. We all know however, most bathrooms have so many everyday cosmetics and beauty products accumulated on work surfaces, windowsills and the even side of the bath too!

Seville small wall storage unit

To not compromise the appearance it’s good to think of storage that will conceal all your bathroom items. Tall storage units do a great job of just that, tall yet thin they won't overpower your bathroom or even intrude into your bathroom design, yet they can add a practical dimension to the design. These compact bathroom units often have multiple small shelves that make it super easy to organise. 

A vanity unit is another great way of utilising floor space within a small bathroom. Your bathroom needs a sink, so why not make use of the space underneath, makes sense right! 


Mirrored wall cabinets are a must

Kara bathroom cabinet

It’s not a very well kept secret that mirrors can help make any room of the home appear larger however, a plain mirror plonked in the wrong place within your bathroom may not help. Instead choose an illuminated mirrored cabinet, this reflective surfaces will not only add light but uses the same wall space to create an extra storage space. Be sure to choose an area where natural light can bounce off and reflect within the room too. The bathroom furniture you choose are make or break for your small bathroom.

Pop it in a corner

Corner showers, better known as quadrant and offset quadrant, a shower enclosure designed specifically to make use of awkward spaces. They can be a great design idea for saving on floor space.

small offset quadrant shower enclosure

It’s not just a quadrant shower tray that takes up less space within your bathroom, they also often come with sliding internal doors, this can be great as some other shower enclosures may bump bathroom furniture or fixtures through use of the door opening outwards.

Still make a small statement

A bath is considered a luxury and more and more people are swapping out this luxury in favour of a larger shower enclosure or showing space. However. bathroom manufacturers are designing statement pieces with small bathrooms in mind.

Trojan Alcora Freestanding Bath

The Trojan Alcora is a stunning, modern freestanding bath. It's sure to make a statement in any bathroom and the best thing about this bath....its just 1415mm in length. The bath does come in bigger sizes too, for those who are lucky enough to have a luxury size bath. This dinky bathtub will create a real focal point in the majority of bathrooms.

We hope you've got some handy tips and small bathroom ideas you can transfer to your bathroom. Remember just because your bathroom is on the smaller side you don't have to compromise on style.