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9 Clever Ideas for Small Bathrooms

A small and well-designed bathroom with natural light

Bigger is not always better

Small bathrooms can often pose a challenge when it comes to design and functionality. However, with a little creativity and strategic planning, even the tiniest of spaces can be transformed into stylish and efficient retreats. In this blog post, we'll explore 9 clever ideas to help you make the most of your small bathroom while maintaining both practicality and aesthetics. 

Floating Shelves
Installing floating shelves like these above the toilet or sink area can provide valuable storage space without taking up floor space. If you're using wood for your floating shelves, use the same wood species across the rest of your bathroom accessories to provide a cohesive look. 

Wall-Mounted Vanity
Opting for a wall-mounted vanity instead of a traditional floor-standing one creates the illusion of more space, while also providing storage space underneath for bulky items like spare toilet paper, rubbish bins, bathroom scales and whatever else you need but don't want to look at 24/7.

Pocket Doors
Replacing traditional swing doors with space-saving pocket doors can free up valuable square footage, allowing for better flow and functionality within the small bathroom. Experiment with unique hardware like those old-school hook-latches for a quirky look. 

Light Colours
Choosing light, neutral colours for walls, tiles, and fixtures can visually expand the space, creating a bright and airy atmosphere that feels larger and more inviting. This goes for your hardware as well – black hardware can make the space feel smaller than it really is, so use with caution. 

Mirrored Cabinet
Mirrored cabinets really are the most underrated tool in a small bathroom's arsenal. Incorporating a mirrored cabinet (a.k.a shaving cabinet) above the sink serves a dual purpose by providing additional storage while also reflecting light and making the room appear bigger and brighter.

Glass Shower Enclosure
Opting for a glass shower enclosure instead of a shower curtain can visually open up the space, allowing natural light to flow freely and creating a seamless, spa-like feel. 

Wall-Mounted Faucets
Installing wall-mounted faucets not only saves counter space on your vanity but also adds a touch of elegance and helps for easier maintenance when it comes to cleaning, as there is less dirt and grime build-up at the base of the faucet.

Vertical Heated Towel Rail
Utilising a wall-mounted heated towel rail with a vertical design will dry towels faster than a traditional ladder rail and won’t take up floor space. Units such as a Gordon Heated Towel Rail will dry towels quickly and then make for a good storage option for your towels ready for the next-use.

Vertical Storage
Like the vertical heated towel rail, utilising vertical space with tall cabinets or shelving units can significantly increase storage capacity whilst keeping essentials neatly organised and easily accessible.


    gordon heated towel warmer in use



    With these 9 clever small bathroom ideas, you can transform even the most limited spaces into stylish and functional retreats that make the most of every square inch. By combining smart design choices with strategic storage solutions, you can create a small bathroom that not only looks great but also works seamlessly for your everyday needs.

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