A spacious bathroom can look very appealing, especially to prospective buyers and visitors. Homeowners may not have considered alternative ways to showcase their bathroom. But a group of interior experts have offered an insight in to the most effective techniques to create an illusion of a larger space.
Save on floor space
A large number of bathrooms are fitted with fixtures which are either floor-mounted or freestanding. However, they can take up a lot of space and make a room look much smaller.
To create more space, Richard Roberts, Director at Sanctuary Bathrooms, advised on opting for fittings which are wall-mounted.
“Lifting everything up off the ground provides extra space and extends your floor outwards, making it look bigger,” he said.
Install a shower
Another option to consider when looking to create more space could involve replacing a bath with a shower.
A shower can also look stylish, with the unit coordinated with the surrounding fittings.
“Some people choose to build their walk-in shower using the same flooring as the rest of the bathroom, which provides a continuous pattern or style,” explained Richard.
“If this isn’t possible or not to your taste, shower trays for walk-in enclosures create the illusion of more space with the entire bathroom floor being on a similar level.
“The almost-near ground level glass also allows the entire bathroom to be visible.”
More compact bathroom fittings
Opting for smaller bathroom fittings can create more space.
A toilet, basin and bath come in compact sizes designed for smaller spaces.
Create more room space
An electric towel rail installed on a wall is a subtle way to make the room look more spacious, according to Antonio Dengra, CEO at Rointe.
He said: “If you’re looking to save space in your bathroom, make the most of your wall height by introducing a stylish electric towel rail into the room to open up precious floor space that could be taken up by plumbed in gas radiators.”
Featuring brightly coloured accessories can help to lift a bathroom, according to Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy.
She said: “Often smaller bathrooms have limited light or smaller windows and can feel quite dark. Avoid that dingy and drab feeling by coordinating bright, colourful hand towels and bath mats with other accessories such as plant pots, soap and shampoo bottles.”
Enhance the lighting
Increasing the level of natural light can be difficult, however, an alternative option may be to install more lighting.
Richard from Sanctuary Bathrooms added: “This doesn’t have to be more wall lights or ceiling lights, but investing in something like an illuminated bathroom mirror or LED bathroom mirror can really improve the ambience of the space.”