Renovating a small bathroom?
Maximise space in a small bathroom with these design ideas and tips from the Turnbull Showrooms team.
There are so many ways to make your bathroom feel larger. Discover how to go vertical with your layout, increase floor space, reduce clutter and use colour.
Some of our favourite small bathroom ideas
Over bath showers
Wall-hung furniture and sanitaryware
Access our free bathroom design service to discover the best small bathroom ideas for your home.
We don’t just supply bathroom suites and accessories – we offer a free personalised design selected from a range of quality bathrooms, with tiles, flooring and accessories to suit your space, however small!
Monochrome works magic in small bathrooms
There are no rules to bathroom colour schemes, of course, but a white bathroom does feel larger. If that feels unadventurous, choose a monochrome colour scheme which plays with shades, hues and hints of one colour. Complement with gloss or polished surfaces and large mirrors and you’ll make the most of your room’s natural light and other light sources.
In this small bathroom, large format white marble tiles run seamlessly across the floor, walls and bath panel – it’s a minimalist and very stylish finish that creates an illusion of space.
You’ll find more examples of white bathrooms and monochrome bathrooms on our Modern Bathrooms page.
Shower baths save space in the small bathroom
Multi-purpose space-saving shower bath designs will keep everyone in the family happy and maximise your small bathroom layout. Look for P or L shaped baths which allow for more unrestricted movement at the shower end.
Baths and shower screens come together for easy installation. Straight or curved, orientated to the left or the right, and in a range of lengths, there’s a huge amount of choice at all prices. Your designer is there to make sure you’ve found the right model for your layout and your budget.
Bath panels for shower baths are usually sleek, simple and white – but of course can be customised to match your bathroom furniture, colour scheme or choice of tile.
Deciding on a shower and bath tap design that are suitable for a compact set up takes some time as there’s lot of choice. Look for a bath shower mixer – it combines a shower head and bath taps for an economical and space-saving solution.
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Traditional looks and compact solutions
This small bathroom, beautifully styled for a period home, has an over bath shower, WC and a semi-recessed basin with plenty of integrated storage.
The Roper Rhodes Harrow range has generous proportions, a high shine finish and elements of traditional Victorian design.
A glamorous HiB steam-free heated bathroom mirror bounces warm light around the room. This may be a small bathroom but it brims with confidence and class!
An illusion of space
Minimalist and unfussy, this small bathroom for local holiday accommodation delivers practicality and a feeling of spaciousness.
Wide format light grey gloss wall-hung cabinets help maintain the illusion of a bigger bathroom. Its monochrome colour scheme creates a clean and timeless style.
Recessed shelving and a heated ladder chrome towel rail make the most of limited wall space. It’s stylish, compact and perfect for purpose.
Furnish your small bathroom to scale with slimline bathroom furniture
Compact bathroom furniture ranges really bring benefits of scale to a small bathroom and will make an en suite bathroom feel much more spacious.
A unit integrating WC, wash basin, countertop and storage will free up floor space. Add wall-mounted mirrored cabinets cupboards and you’ll have made the most of all vertical space.
However, when space is really tight, choose slimline furniture and fittings. With depths ranging from as little as 250mm and basins to match, you’ll have just that little more room and comfort.
Wall-hung vanity units suit small bathrooms
Choose a wall-hung vanity unit and you’ll trick the eye into feeling you’re in a bigger room. It’s all to do with how much more floor is visible! Include a wall-hung WC for a modern, clean design that works especially well in smaller bathrooms.
Browse our Bathroom Gallery or discover more Bathroom Ideas to help you shape up a look for your own bathroom. We’re happy to suggest all kinds of layouts and styles, but we also love working with customers who know what they like!
Is my bathroom too small to have what I want?
When a customer said, “We really want a shower and a separate bath in our very small bathroom!” our team found a way to make it happen.
The clever solution was a wet room area for both, with a frameless shower screen to avoid that small bathroom feel.
The compact, slimline integrated WC and recessed basin have a minimal footprint so that the wetroom area feels accessible. A tall heated ladder radiator makes the most of available vertical space and keeps towels fresh just where they’re needed.
A large illuminated mirror floods the basin and counter area with light and the colour scheme is simple and monochrome.
Large format floor tiles and wall tiles create an uncluttered design while smaller hexagonal tiles define the showering area as well as adding visual interest and texture.
For more bathroom ideas to inspire your refurbishment
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