A shower is a necessity in any home and just because you have a smaller bathroom does not mean you’re limited in what shower you can have. Having a smaller space to play with simply means making smart design decisions to maximise space and style. Here are 6 ways that you can save space in a small bathroom by creating a shower room.
Bi-fold and sliding doors
Bi-fold and sliding doors are great for smaller bathrooms especially those with features adjacent such as the toilet, sink or entrance. They also provide a stylish alternative to classic hinged doors.
The open nature of a wet room creates a lot of space in your small bathroom. Wet rooms are incredibly stylish and can add a real wow factor to your home. As there’s no need for frames or shower trays you can utilize more space for other necessary furniture. You do however need to consider how you will store both towels and toiletries when installing a wet room, because water will be in abundance. If you don’t have the room to put space between your accessories and the shower itself, shower enclosures from Better Bathrooms are a great option to support breaking up the room a little
Small bathrooms usually come in all shapes and sizes, so utilising the corners of your bathroom can be extremely effective in saving valuable floor space. A quadrant shower is a fantastic alternative to your typical square or rectangular enclosure and can bring life to an otherwise unused corner.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that walk-in showers are reserved for big bathrooms with lots of room to spare. However, this is simply not the case. Both practical and attractive, walk-in showers offer a simple modern look that could be the focal point of your bathroom. The minimalist styling with no moving parts or doors makes these super low maintenances and are ideal for those with mobility problems.
Low shower tray
Lower shower trays are a less bulky alternative to traditional risen ones and give the appearance of more floor space thanks to their ability to pretty much blend in with the floor. Low shower trays are also ideal for almost everyone, as there’s not so much of a step up into the shower enclosure.
Using alcoves and eaves
Many small bathrooms have odd layouts and making the most of any alcoves and eaves by incorporating your shower is a unique and stylish way to save space. Creating a wet room style in an alcove with an attic window above is an amazing use of natural light and can produce a beautiful and quirky space.