Winning Design Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Great small bathroom design, complete with bathtub, toilet and sink.

Don’t let a small bathroom stop you creating an enjoyable space. There are plenty of creative ways to make use of this space you have and still create a sanctuary.

As Sydney’s local construction experts, Rescon Builders know a thing or two about how to make a small bathroom work. If you are looking to optimise your bathroom space, keep reading.

Storage is Everything

To use your space wisely, you must get good at storing. Make sure there is a place for everything and everything in its place. That way, you can guarantee that the limited space you do have isn’t cluttered with a range of objects and appliances.

There are many smart ways to add storage without taking up too much space. For example, storing upwards rather than outwards is always a good idea. You can find a skinny and tall cabinet for a range of items, from towels to cleaning supplies and grooming products. Or you could openly store things. Use a colourful ladder to hang magazines and towels, or stack wooden crates for both decoration and accessible storage.

Make Use of Innovative Shelving
Thoughtfully placed shelving can really help you when it comes to providing extra space. For example, there is plenty of wall space above your bathtub. Why not add shelving there to hold towels, soaps, and more? To save even more space, you can add recessed shelves to your walls or in your shower.

You can also hang towel racks in areas that you hadn’t thought of before, like above the tub or above the sink.

Be Thoughtful about Colour Scheme and Décor

Dark colours will usually make your space feel smaller. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be bold with your colour choices, but that you have to be smart about them. To make the room seem bigger, it helps to go with neutral and light-coloured walls with patterned or busy floors. You don’t want to overwhelm with different colours and patterns, but a good mix of textures can really give the room depth.

Another good way to add depth is by using mirrors. If you have a window in your bathroom, placing a mirror opposite it will give the illusion that you bathroom is much more open and natural-feeling than it actually is.

Don’t Say ‘No’ to a Long Sink

While you may choose to go with a wall-mounted sink or an inset basin, you might not want to immediately discount a long sink.

This one piece of bathroom furniture might take up a bit more space, but it will also give you space. The cabinets underneath are there for all of your storage needs, and the counter is long enough for you to be able to display all of your personal effects.

Rescon Builders are the experts when it comes to building small bathrooms and granny flats in Sydney. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how you can make the most out of your small bathroom. Give us a call now and organise a free site visit.