Make the Most of Your Small Bathroom

Smaller bathrooms can be difficult to navigate and can feel even smaller when designed incorrectly but with well-thought-out space planning you can create a beautiful bathroom, no matter how small.

With bathrooms tending to get smaller over the years instead of bigger it can be difficult to fit everything in one place. However, if you’re lucky to have more than one bathroom or an ensuite then it might be beneficial to split the space into either a shower room or wet room and a more luxurious relaxing bathroom. Now, we know this isn’t possible for everyone so that’s why this article covers both budget-friendly and higher-end small bathroom options.

Maximising space is likely to be your main priority in a small bathroom with bathroom storage being one of the main considerations.

Keep reading to find out how to achieve a beautiful small bathroom with plenty of clever storage solutions.

Can you still have a bath and a shower?

If your bathroom is too small to fit a bath and shower enclosure separately then a shower bath or small bath is the perfect solution. Not only can you still enjoy a relaxing soak in a standard-sized bath, but you can also enjoy a revitalizing shower in the same space.


Shower baths don’t have to be boring and practical; they can be just as luxurious as a freestanding bath or a separate shower enclosure. Depending on your budget it is possible to kit your shower bath out with luxury features such as waterfall taps, a dual-head smart shower, and a beautiful shower screen to match.

If you’re creating your bathroom on a tight budget worry not as you’ll still find gorgeous, brushed brass, beautiful black or classic chrome taps and showers to match. You really don’t need a massive budget to create a luxurious bathroom. You’ll find gorgeous black bathroom suites for as little as £600, including everything from your bath and basin to your shower screen and taps.

Can you install a wet room?

Wet rooms can be an ideal choice for a small space as they allow you to create a shower area without a bulky shower enclosure or shower tray. They do, however, come with more work than a standard bathroom as your flooring will need changing to create a suitable surface for the wet room.

Instead of installing a shower tray, in a wet room, you can install a drain or a wet room former, allowing water to drain away from the shower.

Wet rooms are also ideal if you’re looking for a bathroom that’s quick and easy to clean. With minimal nooks and crannies such as those on a shower enclosure or tray you’ll also spend less time on the weekly bathroom clean.

Make the most of the space available


If you’re set on keeping your shower and bath separate then there are plenty of other ways to save space in a small bathroom layout. There are plenty of space-saving bathroom fixtures and fittings, for example a small bathroom toilet, such as short projection toilets, corner basins, and even corner baths that can help you to make the most of the space available.

Depending on the style of bath you choose it may also be possible to have a bath storage panel fitted. Bath storage panels often have a lockable removable panel or a sliding door allowing you to store items such as bathroom cleaning products safely out of sight.

Quick fix small bathroom solutions


There are many quick solutions to making the most out of your small bathroom. For example, storage solutions. If your current storage solutions aren’t working for you and you find you have lotions and shampoo bottles all over the place, then it might be time to consider a different storage solution.

You’ll be surprised at the amount of clever storage solutions that are perfect for small bathrooms. From mirror cabinets and under-sink cabinets to shower caddies and hooks, there are plenty of options for every bathroom storage need.


If you currently have a standard bathroom mirror, why not replace it with a stylish yet practical mirror cabinet? Or if your shampoos and shower gels currently sit on the side of your bath why not consider a wall hanging shower caddy? You can even get non-permanent solutions that simply stick to your wall with no screws involved.


If you’re struggling for space to store your towels and find them lying on the floor instead of hanging up, why not consider an over-the-door towel rail?

In conclusion, a small bathroom doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style or functionality. There are plenty of ways to get the small bathroom design of your dreams, even when space is at a premium.

Now you know how to fit out a small bathroom it’s time to take a look at some of the items you may need to finish the space off.

TilesWall PanelsBathroom AccessoriesVanity UnitsHeated Towel RailsBathroom Taps - Showers

For more information on small bathrooms, take a look at the following posts - Complete Guide to Making the Most of a Small Bathroom - Make the Most of Your Small Bathroom - Small Toilet Ideas.

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