Not everyone is lucky enough to have spacious bathrooms, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the most out of the space available. Mira Showers reveal the best ways to make the most of your space, including and tips and tricks to utilize space efficiently and make your bathroom feel enlarged…
1. Think about the enclosure
Consider how much space your enclosure and tray are taking up in your bathroom and opt for less bulky options. For example, the Mira Ascend enclosure uses feature hinges and L-shaped bracing brackets that maximise internal space. There are also slider and quadrant models that offer low-friction mechanisms, in place of a conventional roller system, housed within slim lintel or minimalist door frame.
2. Wet room
A useful alternative to a shower enclosure is to do away with barriers completely and convert your bathroom into a wet room. This can free so much space and if you use the same tiles on the walls and floor, it will give the illusion of an even greater expanse.
Colour plays a huge role in the overall ‘feel’ of a room, and a new coat of paint will be the most noticeable change when redecorating. Dark colours tend to be claustrophobic, so aim for light, neutral colours to make your bathroom appear larger. If you’re a fan of strong, bold colours, limit them to your accessories, towels and decorative objects.
4. Let there be light
Increasing the amount of natural light can make any bathroom appear larger, but this is often much easier said than done. If you can’t add or increase the size of your bathroom windows, make sure you install enough lighting to avoid gloomy areas of darkness.
5. Reflective surfaces
By adding either a sheet of mirror glass or metallic finish tiles, light will be reflected around the room giving the perception of that essential extra space. There are a great range of metallic finish tiles on the market at the moment – just be sure to pay attention to tip number six! You could even opt for a reflective shower fascia.
Avoid small tiles in a small bathroom – the grout lines in between each tile make a small room look cluttered and therefore smaller. Opt for larger tiles to reduce the number of grout lines to make the room seem larger and easier to clean!
7. Eyes Up
Nothing makes a room look small like a low ceiling, but there’s plenty of ways to extend the height of your bathroom without getting the builders over. Simple decoration tricks like using the same wall colour on the ceiling, choosing recessed lighting instead of hanging shades and removing any coving can all help to give the appearance of greater height. The easiest option though is just to rethink the placement of shelves and storage – the higher you put them, the more space you create lower down and the easier the eyes are drawn upwards.
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