Bathroom Help | Small Bathrooms – How To Maximise Space
With the increasing popularity of en-suite bathrooms and shower suites, clients often ask us for products which work in smaller spaces. We have come up with a few ideas (and products!) to help make the most of limited space.
Wall-hung basins are ideal where space is limited. With no stand needed, they leave the floor area clear, creating more space. This type of basin often has a shallower projection too; another big plus point in narrow spaces.
Our Syre and Cam corner wall-hung wash hand basins are secured to the wall with beautiful solid brass brackets (which can be plated in nickel or chrome as alternatives.) Their smaller dimensions make them ideal for compact bathrooms or a cloakroom toilet. Despite being smaller, they are made with the same care and attention as the rest of our range, using the finest quality English china clay. Typically taking between four and six weeks to make, every Drummonds basin is hand-finished, giving it its own individual character.
Smaller Bath Tub
Smaller bath tubs can also be very practical, and sitting a freestanding bath next to the wall keeps floor space as open as possible. Traditional looking models will always be on trend, and even if space is limited, no one should have to give up on the thought of having a splendid bath.
Two compact baths have recently been added to our range: The Swale and Tamar baths, are both perfect solutions for smaller spaces. Handmade from cast iron and vitreous enamel, our baths are durable as well as beautiful. Many different finish options are available including; raw cast iron, primed and ready to paint, painted in the colour of your choice, or polished and lacquered. We would also suggest using a floor fitted waste. Provided with a plug and chain, the waste is plumbed straight into the floor – no space required to use this!
A one ended bath placed against the wall can also be a space-saver. Our Clyde bath has a unique built-in plunger, saving space by doing away with the need for an external waste unit.
With a recent trend for luxurious, spa-like showers, our concealed showers have been proving incredibly popular. We are finding many clients purchasing them for small en-suite bathrooms and for master bathrooms either for space reasons or because they like the minimalist look. Our Nene and Carron showers only show the shower rose and the control unit. Made using the lost wax process, the beauty of the construction is highlighted by the simplicity of the design.
Chunky towel rails are beautiful, useful and a real space saver. A clever solution for small bathrooms, they double up as a heat source as well as giving towel storage. We offer wall-mounted or floor-mounted towel rails, with a choice of water heated, electric heated or dual fuel options.
A concealed WC suite is an ideal solution for space saving. With the cistern connected behind the wall, you only need to make space for the pan, seat and flush handle.
We have also added new slim versions of our existing low level and high level WC suites. The new Eden WC suites are 50mm narrower in length than our standard Casseley and Brora WC suites. This can really help when space is at a premium.
There are a number of ideas to help maximize space. For instance, wall-hung shelf units and racks are great ways to store and display lotions and potions without taking up floor space. We also love using mirrors to reflect light around the room and create the illusion of space.