Clever Ways to Save Space in Your Bathroom


For some, the bathroom is an oasis of calm in a busy world. A place to relax and let the stresses of the day melt away. For some, however, quite the opposite is true. Maybe this is why remodeling the bathroom is so high on people’s to-do list. It is easy to think that you will never be able to make a tranquil space. Everyone wants a nice bright area that is clean and spacious, but due to the limits of the room size it might seem like this isn’t possible. Before you start planning what to do, take a look at clever uses of space and design that you could incorporate into your bathroom.

Space Limitations

The first thing you need to think about is what space you have available. Can you afford to extend the bathroom by making the room next door smaller? When looking to extend, be sure to speak to a local structural engineer London and get their thoughts on what is possible.  If that isn’t an option, try and work out if there is anything you can do to save space inside the room.

Build a Walk-in Shower

Turning your bathroom into a walk-in shower is a great way to save space, and it is also a lot cleaner. You won’t have to worry about limescale on the glass or soggy shower curtains. You will need to do a little preparation such as moving the drain and sinking it into the floor. The area also needs to be sealed to prevent water damage to the walls. A walk-in shower might enable you to remove the bath, a bulky facility that takes up a considerable amount of space.

Better Use of Storage

If you are short of space, then using it wisely is the key to keeping your bathroom clutter free. Consider using the area around the toilet and under the sink to add cupboards and shelves. Place the toilet in a corner instead of in the middle of the wall to free up wall space for added storage.

Bath and Shower Combinations

Instead of getting the rid of the bath altogether, you could consider putting a shower head over an existing bath and thus freeing up any space taken up by a standalone shower. This might seem a little outdated now but if you are looking for more room and don’t want to get rid of the bath entirely, it might be your best option.


You can be imaginative when it comes to lighting in the bathroom. If you use subtle lighting, you can create a lovely relaxing mood for those soaks in the bath. Using more direct light around the mirror is a good idea, but avoids having the lights directly above your head as this won’t give enough illumination. A large mirror is an inexpensive way to make your bathroom feel much more spacious, without having to do any remodelling.

With these clever ideas, you can turn an outdated bathroom into something spectacular. Don’t forget to use your imagination when thinking about tiling and flooring; trying combinations can sometimes work well.

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