Sometimes, when you have a small bathroom, the temptation is there to do the absolute bare minimum with it. But this is a mistake.
Often, when we go to visit clients with a smaller bathroom, they shrug apologetically when we visit their (very much) smallest room.
Nine times out of ten, they are painted an inoffensive shade of magnolia – not that there’s anything wrong with that in itself. But more that it has been done as an afterthought. If there was any thought at all about it in the first place that is!
Dark and gloomy
Quite often, these smaller bathrooms don’t even have a lampshade on the lighting, which is in itself, usually inadequate to say the least.
Now, don’t get us started on lighting! Our interior designers could write a thesis on how and why lighting matters, even inside a smaller bathroom!
But, even when we have sorted the lighting issue out, there is still often something fundamentally lacking when it comes to the stylistic aspects of the smaller bathroom.
And this is something which we believe can be very easily overcome by the addition of just one thing – a bathroom vanity unit! More specifically, the kind of units which have been designed to fit with a basin and toilet.
Believe us, we get it. We understand that there’s barely any space in there, but customers are often surprised to find that that there is a bathroom vanity unit out there that can be tailor made to their unique needs. And yes, that includes your bathroom too!
So, you see, it doesn’t really matter just how small your smallest room actually is, a good interior designer should be able to design something to fit any space. And better than that – they will be able to make the room look bigger than it really is too!
Maximising your space
Adding bathroom vanity units to the spatially challenged salle de bains is a sure-fire way to maximise the space available in it. However, like all things, making the right choice is paramount for the best possible results.
What looks stunning in a larger bathroom isn’t always going to fare quite as well in the smaller suite. That’s okay. It just means you may have to reconsider your first choice.
All the same, you should have as much to choose from, albeit it, on a dinkier scale. The same options are open to your diminutive suite as they are to a more palatial bathroom, these are;
Wall mounted bathroom vanity units
When you haven’t got a lot of space on the ground, it makes sense to make the most of what you do have available – your wall space.
A wall mounted vanity unit instantly creates a space for storage, as well as act as a focal point for the room. If you need it to, this can also be tailored to include any mirrors required in the room.
Classic bathroom vanity units
Oak vanity units remain highly popular. However, some people have funny ideas about what can and cannot be done in the smaller bathroom space.
Often, we hear talk of oak being ‘too heavy’ or some such nonsense, for a small room. This is categorically not the case.
We think with a bit of perseverance, you should be able to find the right oak vanity unit to suit your space – they do exist and many styles come in smaller units.
Bathroom vanity units with basin and toilet integrated are a no brainer for the smaller bathroom.
Often, people seem a little afraid of combining the basin and toilet unit – don’t ask us why! But they really shouldn’t be.
The chances are you have some awkward pokey spaces around the edges of both your hand basin and your toilet unit and these are a royal pain in the arse to clean (are we correct?)
An integrated loo and sink unit deals with that problem and instantly blocks up all your annoying nooks and crannies, with a smooth and beautiful surface, which is much easier to wipe down.
A combi unit, when chosen wisely, can actually make your room appear larger – and what’s not to like about that?
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