Redesigning a small bathroom may seem like an easy and quick task, but looks can be deceiving, it can be more difficult due to more constraints you are under space-wise. Every inch of the space needs to be considered in order to make the most of the space you have, so pay attention to the small details.
Start with an overall assessment of the given space in your bathroom. Measure the distance from wall to wall as well as floor to ceiling, along with taking into account where the plumbing lies (external or internal). This gives you a realistic idea of what can ultimately fit. But don’t forget to note where any radiators, windows, or any permanent fixtures within the bathroom.
Once you have the basic starting point, have a mess around with any idea that you might have, and think about ways to create the illusion that the room is bigger than it actually is. There are no limitations as to where you decide where to place your sanitary ware, but moving any plumbing or installing any extra pipes will incur extra time and cost, so it is often wise to limit this to the best of your ability.
Having a small bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t make it feel more spacious. There are a myriad of different tricks you can use to achieve this. Using lighter colored tiles on floors and walls can increase the brightness. Placing a mirror opposite a window will reflect natural light around. Similarly how it will with the lighter colored tiles (especially with natural light). Adjusting electric lighting can also make a huge difference. Positioning down-lighters around the perimeter of the room can make the space feel bigger. Also lighting within the shower enclosure can connecting it more to the rest of the room.
Choosing larger tiles instead of any smaller more compact tiles (also mosaic) will also create more of a spacious feel, as it seems less ‘busy’. This also translates to cabinetry; handle-less storage and plain door fronts can make the area look less cluttered and cramped, floating units also have the same effect. Similarly choose a shower with as minimal frame work as possible so the shower remains as part of the overall space of your bathroom.