Solutions for small bathrooms
Make a small bathroom feel bigger with these design tips and tricks.
Maximise the size of a small bath by visually sharing space from the outdoors with the indoors.
A large framless glass wall
with a view onto the garden will visually double the size of a small bathroom.
Where privacy is an issue, sandblasted opaque designs can easily be applied to the glass.
For those looking for more affordable options, a large window to replace the normal pokey bathroom window will make a big improvement.
A frameless glass shower cubicle in a bathroom does not intrude on the space, as does a bricked in shower. Small bathrooms are made to appear larger simply by replacing brick with glass.
For an en suite bathroom, the use of glass sliding panels to close of the bathroom allows for the flow of natural light between the bathroom and bedroom.
Bear in mind...
Frameless glass is not an ideal solution for families with young children or the elderly.
Another downfall to frameless glass is that it requires a lot of maintenance.
Having the glass sandblaster will reduce a lot of maintenance and you will spend a lot less time endlessly following your family around with a bottle of glass cleaner and a paper towel!
For more information on frameless glass designs visit:
Frameless Glass - Frameless Glass
Cover Frameless Glass - Frameless Glass
Clean Cut Glass - Glass and Sandblasting
Glass Art - Glass and Sandblasting
LEFT: This long, narrow bathroom has been made to appear much larger simply by using mirrors on all walls and installing frameless glass shower doors.
Use Reflective Surfaces
Use the power of illusion to enlarge a small bathroom. Lights and mirrors are two key tools that, when used in conjunction with reflective surfaces, can instantly make a small room feel bigger. As can be seen in the image above, mirrors applied to walls in a small bathroom instantly open up the room and create an illusion of space.
Stainless steel or glass sinks, glass- or mirror-fronted cabinets, even a glass countertop - all these can be used in a bathroom to create a greater sense of space.
LEFT: Glass basin and pedestal from Trend Tap 'n Tile.