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The lack of space, limited natural light, and the number of fixtures to squeeze in make a small bathroom one of the more challenging spaces to design. Even if your bathroom is small, it doesn’t have to look small, with a few smart design choices you can easily create the illusion of a space. At Budget Plumbing Centre, we stock a huge range of affordable bathroom fittings to suit bathrooms of any shape, size and style. From corner bathroom vanity units to largescale mirrors, here’s a few ideas that can help transform your small bathroom to make it look and function as though it’s larger than it really is.

Think Bright and White

White finishes can make any space look bigger, but they’re especially effective in a bathroom. White paint, white tiles, a white vanity – using white for all surfaces creates a seamless look that makes the space appear bigger. White also enhances a spacious feel as it reflects light, rather than absorbing it.

Using lots of white may sound boring and clinical, but playing with different textures and incorporating the occasional splash of black, metallic or timber will retain the seamless look while still giving the space charm and character.

Choose the Right Bathroom Vanity Unit

Bathroom vanity cabinets are an integral part of every bathroom. Often the centrepiece of the room, they need to be stylish yet practical providing the opportunity to store items below the sink and behind closed doors. Choosing a vanity cabinet that is too big or too bulky will overwhelm the space but there are many great options that are perfect for smaller spaces.

Corner vanity units – If you’re designing your tiny bathroom from scratch consider a compact corner vanity. A corner vanity gets the job done just as well—plus it gives you plenty of space and less to clean.

Floating vanity units – In a tight bathroom space, it can be tricky to balance a demand for storage with a desire for space. A floating vanity is a great solution as it gives you lots practical storage for all of your essentials, but seeing the floor underneath makes the area feel much more open.

Slimline vanity units – If you don’t really need maximum storage, consider using a smaller and slimmer vanity to leave a bit more open space, rather than fitting in the biggest unit you can. Leaving a little negative space will make the room feel less cramped, and thus more spacious.

Install a Clear Glass Frameless Shower Screen

Frameless shower screens maximise the amount of space and light in a room. As they don’t have the visual obstruction of a frame that blocks light or makes the shower seem like it’s taking up a lot of room, the seamless design allows light to pass through it easily and offers a bright, airy and clean aesthetic.

Choose Compact Fixtures

Bulky vanities and oversized bath tubs may look at home in a larger bathroom, but they can make a small bathroom feel claustrophobic. When choosing fittings and fixtures, go for compact, slimline toilets and vanities or consider floating versions to open up the space. Look for fixtures with minimal detailing and sleek, clean lines in a minimalist colour palette to blend seamlessly into the room.

Go with a Big Mirror

Mirrors not only create the illusion of more space, they also reflect more light back in the room. A large mirror that reaches the ceiling can double the size of your bathroom and make the room feel grand. Even better, choose a frameless mirror or a mirror with backlighting to double the impact and make the space grow.

By following these simple tips, you can transform your small bathroom into a practical and clutter-free bathroom that functions for the whole family. If you would like more design ideas for small bathrooms, or if you are after top quality bathroom fixtures for your new build or renovation, visit our showrooms in Bibra Lake or Belmont today. Alternatively, you can shop our range online now or give our friendly team a call on (08) 9434 5222 or (08) 9277 4899.