Small is Beautiful
OUR TOP 6 TIPS FOR BIJOU BATHROOMS
Does your bathroom feel a little snug? It’s probably not your imagination. Although the average size of new bathrooms has improved, bathrooms in many older houses have remained at their original average of approximately five square metres – due to lack of space or budget for renovations.
If you’re stuck with a smallish bathroom, don’t despair. You can enhance the available physical space – and the perception of space – thanks to these tips from Diana Schrage, a senior interior designer at Kohler Design Center in Wisconsin.
KEEP IT CONCERNED
Small bathrooms need to make use of all available space, so install shelving or build your storage units into the corner. Corners provide extra inches, and allow you to create unique design solutions.
DOWNSIZE YOUR TOILET
Consider replacing your old toilet with a compact elongated model. Plus, newer toilets use less water, making them friendlier to the environment.
STICK WITH SOLID COLOURS
In a small bathroom, busy patterns can overpower the eye and appear to shrink the space. Light, natural tones create an open, spacious feel. If you want to get imaginative, play with textures rather than patterns.