How To Maximise Space In Small Bathrooms

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When it comes to the main bathroom in a home, size most certainly isn’t everything. Large or small, the right bathroom suite can create a cosy and roomy bathroom you will want to spend more time in.

In fact, with careful planning even the smallest space can be converted into a stylish and inspirational bathroom.  Here we share our top tips on how to maximise your bathroom space without compromising on style.

Bathroom design & planning

When you are revamping your bathroom, the most important stage is the planning. Making the right decisions before any work has started or purchases have been made is vital to a successful bathroom project.

Cambridge grey toilet & sink unit

One of the biggest decisions to make is how you envisage your final bathroom layout.  Firstly, make sure your measurements are accurate and that all furniture can clearly fit where you have them ear-marked for. 

Another consideration to always bear in mind is doors. Whether it be the main one to your bathroom or off a small cloakroom vanity unit, ensure an opening door doesn’t get in the way of any of your bathroom design ideas. A top tip for small bathroom spaces is to use sliding or bi-fold doors which leave plenty of space for more important things, like bathroom storage.

Other elements to consider before starting the renovation process is a colour scheme and whether you will use a tradesperson to fit the bathroom or rely on your do it yourself. If you do decide to go it alone, our handy ‘how-to’ videos could help you along the way. 

Bathroom storage

Freeing up floor space is a fantastic way to make the most of a small bathroom.  With that in mind, wall hung vanity units are always a winner as they provide valuable storage without making your bathroom feel cramped – especially if you choose a wall hung vanity unit with a built-in sink!


A great example includes our Denver wall hung vanity unit, available in white or green. If this tickles your fancy, there are lots of wall hung vanity units to choose from.

White cloakroom vanity unit
Light green cloakroom vanity unit

Bath or shower?

If there’s not room for a bath and shower enclosure in your bathroom, you need a bath that has plenty of space for you to take a shower.  Specifically designed with spacious shower experiences in mind, L shaped and P shaped baths offer the best of both worlds. 

Alternatively, if you prefer a long soak in a shower to a splash in a bath, a wet room could be just what you’re looking for. From large shower panels to simple wet room screens, find the perfect size and style for you – including frosted glass, frameless and Crittall style wet room shower screens.


L shaped bath
crittall style black shower screen

Tiny toilets

Okay so maybe you don’t really want a tiny toilet, but a toilet that saves space can’t be a bad thing, right? The good news is you don’t have to compromise on style because there are lots of space saving toilets to choose from. Take a look at our close coupled and short projection toilets which are more compact than a classic toilet.

Small bathroom inspiration

Hopefully our top tips have helped to give you some great space saving bathroom ideas, but check out our small bathroom suites page if you can’t get enough!