The right design and optimal planning can be a bit of a challenge in a small bathroom. This guide gives you tips and inspiration on how to use a washbasin, shower and the like in a space-saving way and how to make your bathroom look bigger with the help of light and the right tiles.
How can you design a small bathroom?
With the right bathroom furniture and sanitary objects, as well as a well thought-out color and lighting design, you can cleverly design and use your small bathroom. While bright colors and the use of mirrors can make your small bathroom look bigger, you can combine a bathtub and shower to save space.
A mirror or sink vanity cabinet will provide additional storage and tidiness. Space-saving vanities and narrow radiators don't restrict movement. Proper lighting is also important to make the area in your bathroom appear larger.
Make small rooms look bigger
Light colors and tiles in the bathroom create openness and brightness. Large-format tiles on the wall and floor that reduce grout lines also create a calm feeling in the room. Partial tiling also makes the room look larger and more inviting. Combined with tile rails, it is possible to set beautiful accents and thus make the bathroom even more individual. A uniform floor design in the bathroom and shower area visually increases the area.
Cleverly placed mirrors and properly used color accents also make rooms look larger. For example, instead of a picture, choose a large mirror. It not only looks decorative, but - especially when placed on the largest free wall - makes the room appear larger due to the reflection.
To set color accents, it is a good idea to paint only individual walls or sections in one color. In this way, the individual areas can be visually separated or made to stand out (in the case of a lighter color) or recede (in the case of a darker color).
Space-saving bathtub and shower
A full-length, floor-level shower can act as a natural continuation of the room in a small bathroom. Thus, it does not create barriers to your view. Together with a glass shower enclosure, a floor-level shower does not reduce the size of the room.
If you don't want to miss out on wellness in a small bathroom, you can still fit a space-saving bathtub in the bathroom with a space-saving bathtub. Space-saving bathtubs offer enough room for the upper body, but become narrower at the foot end. So you can bathe comfortably and still save space. Corner bathtubs are also ideal for small bathrooms and fill the corners of the room perfectly.
If you want to accommodate both a shower and a bathtub in your bathroom, you can resort to a bathtub with a shower function in the form of a glass partition.
Create more space with storage and tidiness
A tidy bathroom looks bigger and more inviting. For extra storage space and a visual enlargement of the room, you can, for example, use a mirror cabinet above the sink. A floor cabinet, on the other hand, provides extra storage and only takes up space that would otherwise go unused. If necessary, the sink base cabinet can be hung.
Especially for smaller bathroom furniture or accessories, wall mounting is a good option. Soap dispenser, hairdryer holder or toothbrush holder can be mounted on the wall and thus do not take up storage space at the sink.
Space-saving sanitary objects
Since small bathrooms don't offer much space for large sanitary objects, you should go for space-saving alternatives with smaller dimensions in a small bathroom. Small sinks or washbasins with a shallow depth can be visually convincing and at the same time preserve the movement space in the room.
In addition to small washbasins, space-saving WC pre-wall elements are also worthwhile. This way, the cistern disappears into the wall and the bathroom looks tidier.
Narrow towel radiators
Towel radiators are much narrower than the classic ribbed radiators and therefore fit well in a small bathroom. They also function as towel racks, providing extra storage space.
The perfect light for a small bathroom
In small bathrooms, which often do not have a window with daylight, the right lights are important. Ceiling lights or spotlights provide a pleasant basic brightness, illuminated mirror cabinets set lighting accents. Indirect lighting, on the other hand, has the advantage of better illuminating the room, making it look larger and more modern. With the right lighting, your bathroom can appear significantly larger.