Space Saving Furniture For The Bathroom
How functional is your bathroom? Obviously, if your bathroom is particularly small you may not have a choice in making any alterations, but bathroom furniture aside, is there anything you can do to make your bathroom work better for you? Assuming you are preparing your bathroom layout from scratch, do you really want to use as much as 100 square foot on installing a typically-sized master bath? Just think about the amount of water needed to fill a bath that size! Basically, the standard bathroom covers a square footage of between 35 and 80 square feet. This is not very big and, in those homes that only have space for that one bathroom, it can become a logistical headache when guests come to stay.
If your bathroom is small you need to create the illusion of a larger room by installing lots of mirrors and lots of glass items which, in a bathroom works really well. Most tiles reflect the light of them and, coupled with lots of lights, the brightly lit bathroom will look much bigger than it is in reality. Fit spot lights for a contemporary look that can easily give your bathroom a cozy appearance. Another tip for creating the illusion of space is the use of see-through containers for storage. You can buy transparent containers with colors that match your bathroom’s decor and which can be stacked in a corner, giving easy access to additional toiletries and toilet rolls without having any of them in full view.
Many of these particularly small bathrooms also have a toilet incorporated into their design, often stuck away in a corner of the bathroom, but still accounting for some of the layout. While most new properties are now building bathrooms with toilets separate from them, if your layout can’t be changed you can always choose a smaller sized toilet, or one with a round bowl rather than the traditional oval bowl. Another option is to purchase a toilet that can be fitted into the corner, with a tri-corner low-level cistern. This is an excellent space saving option. Where space is at a premium you also need to decide whether you do need both bath and shower, or whether you can use a shower set above the bath. Another option, if you’re not too bothered about retaining the bath, is to remove the bath entirely and just have a shower cubicle.
Bathroom furniture is not just about toilets or baths but includes vanity units and other wall-mounted cabinets. The manufacturer, Roper Rhodes, produce a range of wall-hung vanity units that fall into the category of space saving furniture for the bathroom. One of my favorite models is the Luxe which is an oval, glistening white unit that measures 620mm W x 470mm D x 600mm H. The design of this unit also includes the hand basin as well, although the cost of the basin is in addition to the cost of the unit. There is also the option to purchase another wall-mounted option that includes a white drawer unit, also in high-gloss white. Roca is another manufacturer who produces space saving furniture for the bathroom. Their Giralda corner unit and corner basin is a particularly good space saving idea that can be fitted into a little-used corner, probably fulfilling everything you would need for storage solutions in a smaller than average bathroom.