9 ways to maximise your bathroom space


Everyone would love to have a large bathroom with a separate bath and shower along with vanity mirrors and plenty of storage space. But if you’re limited on the amount room you have to work with, it’s important to learn the art of maximising. When dealing with a small bathroom you would be surprised how much you can fit in if you’re clever and plan properly. Here are nine fantastic ways to maximise the space in your bathroom – provided by Lloyd Wells, a property specialist working with The Bathroom Discount Centre – either by providing a more spacious visual appearance or helping you gain more physical room.

Opt for a white colour scheme

Colour makes a huge difference to your bathroom, and perhaps it should be no surprise that the most effective colour to make your bathroom feel larger is white. If you’ve got a bathroom that is currently decorated in a darker colour it could be worth spending the time repainting the walls and fitting white features. You will be surprised by the huge difference that it will make.

Smaller sized bathroom fixtures

Virtually any kind of bathroom fixture can be bought in smaller sizes, so if you’re looking for ways to maximise the amount of space, one brilliant way can be simply to reduce the sizes of the items in the room. Replacing a few key fixtures will give you more space to move around and you’ll be used to the size of the fixtures very quickly, so it won’t even feel like anything has changed.

Space saving shapes

While we are on the subject of choosing fixtures that best fit the room, it can be worth shopping around for shapes that allow you to use the space wisely. There is such a wide variety of options available that you should be able to find what you are looking for – whether that means a bathtub that can fit into a thin bathroom or a toilet that you can squeeze into a corner.

High shelves

When you don’t have a lot of room it can make sense to make use of the vertical space available to you. Consider putting up some high shelves that can be used to store everything from toilet paper to towels. These can expand how much you can store in your bathroom without using up valuable space.

Natural light

Once again, you can make a room feel larger by ensuring that it is well lit. While this won’t make the room any physically larger it can make the room feel bigger. Consider using brighter bulbs so that the room will feel more spacious – even better if you can allow additional natural light into your bathroom, although this may not be especially easy to do.

Use mirrors

Another tip regarding giving the room a larger feel is the use of mirrors. Mirrors reflect light and give the impression that a room is much larger than it really is. It can also be a good idea to replace the front of a bulky cabinet with a mirror. This means that you’re still getting the practical additional storage space along with the mirrored surface.

Don’t waste space

Once again, with a small bathroom, space is at a premium so make sure that you don’t waste it. For example, the space under your sink can potentially be turned into a storage area for cleaning products or cosmetics. Filling these spaces won’t make a noticeable difference but it will ensure you don’t have to install any additional storage elsewhere.

Use lighter wood

Just as you can use white paint to give the impression of a larger room, it’s also a good idea to switch to lighter woods. Darker woods can make a space feel small and enclosed and is best avoided in a smaller bathroom. While it could be a hassle and an expense to replace darker wood with a lighter alternative, it will certainly give you a more spacious feel.

Make use of the walls

Another great idea to utilise wall space. You can easy attach towel racks, soap dispensers and tooth brush holders to the wall so that they don’t need to take up space sitting elsewhere. There is now a huge variety of clever storage solutions and useful wall-mounted racks to choose from.

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