It can be quite a challenge to fit all the bathroom essentials into a small space as I am sure many of you will have experienced at one time or another. As property prices continue to rise, the space we can afford to live in become more and more limited, resulting in a rise in smaller, cloakroom sized bathrooms. When you are space challenged in this way, you need to be clever about how you plan out where each bathroom fitting will go and consider the specific style of furniture you will purchase for each unit, making sure you are making the most out of the space you have available and not doing anything that will be a waste of the space.
There are various ways to save more space in the bathroom and still end up with a complete, fully furnished bathroom that caters for all the essentials that you would expect to find in any home bathroom. Some suggestions for saving space are provided below::
- Invest in a shower space instead of a bath – The shower will take up less room as it is vertical and it still can provide a nice relaxing place to wash away the days stresses, providing you purchase a good quality shower, and have good water pressure in your home.
- Buy and fit a wall hung mirrored cabinet – This type of bathroom furnishing is great for storage space, as well as providing the necessary bathroom mirror. The cabinet should be fitted about your bathroom sink/basin and ideally will have a shaving light fitted to it for convenience and good lighting.
- Purchase a corner or compact vanity unit with a basin attached – the bathroom vanity unit will bring the room together, giving it a touch of class while also providing much needed storage space. You will also have some work surface space around the basin for placing toothbrushes and other essential toiletries.
Other than the above fittings, you of course will need to buy yourself a toilet, and ideally also attach a towel rail to the wall. You will then be good to go and will be able to enjoy the convenience of a fully furnished bathroom.