How To Enhance Space In A Small Bathroom

05 Jul 2022 by Caroma

6 easy ways to enhance space in a small bathroom

If you don’t have space on your side when designing your bathroom, don’t fret! We’ve got some great tips to enhance the style and functionality of your small bathroom or ensuite. In fact, it can be the perfect opportunity to showcase your style with some space-enhancing, personalised design statements to give the feel of a spacious and luxurious ensuite retreat.

1. Needs and wants

The first step is to prioritise your needs and wants. Work out what you actually need in your bathroom or ensuite. These are the items that will fulfil your practical needs and the demands of everyday use. Then add to this list a few luxurious touches you’d love to include. Think about a decorative mirror, special tiles or a pendant light – things that will add style without taking up floor space. After all, it’s a room you’ll be spending time in every day, so you want to enjoy your time in there.

2. Visual tips and tricks

When making decisions about the style and colour scheme of your ensuite, there are several visual tricks that can be used to create the illusion of more space. Using large rectangular tiles with minimal contrasting grout lines, and tiling to the ceiling will enhance the sense of scale of a small ensuite. Laid horizontally, the rectangular tiles will appear to elongate the dimensions of the room, and large tiles laid vertically will appear to raise the ceiling height.

3. Lighting

Maximise the amount of natural light entering your ensuite through a strategically placed window or overhead skylight and complement this with some ambient lighting to make the room bright and inviting. Large mirrors and reflective surfaces will bounce the light around the room, brightening every corner and making the space seem larger.

4. Floor space

Optimise the floor area of your small ensuite by selecting stylish yet compact fixtures and fittings that don’t encroach into the space too much. A wall-hung vanity is a great option as it sits up off the floor while also giving you some storage space to reduce clutter in the room. In addition, a concealed toilet – where the cistern is actually inside the wall cavity – can save on valuable floor space in a small ensuite. Otherwise, consider a wall-faced toilet and cistern which sit flush against the wall.

5. Shower

A frameless glass shower screen will ensure the ensuite remains open and bright – there are no frames to cut through the room and the clear glass enables the light to penetrate. Also consider having some recessed shelving in the shower where you can store bathroom items neatly off the floor.

6. Tapware and accessories

Your selection of tapware and bathroom accessories is your chance to really personalise your ensuite. Choose pieces from the same product range to create a sense of continuity throughout the small space and use the opportunity to add a couple of luxurious pieces such as an indulgent rain shower. Stylish wall-mounted tapware above your basin will also enable you to have a narrower vanity, saving on space, as it omits the need for a tap landing. Finish off your small ensuite with some deluxe towels and a pop of colour that will tie it in with the design style of the rest of your home.

How To Enhance Space In A Small Bathroom

How To Enhance Space In A Small Bathroom

For over 75 years GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens brands, such as Caroma, Fowler, Stylus and Dorf have been a part of life in Australia. A wholly owned subsidiary of GWA International Limited, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens is a Brisbane-based, Australian managed company with diverse interests in the building products industry and related companies.Clever thinkingOur reputation for innovative thinking stretches back to our founding fathers. In 1837, the Fowler brand began manufacturing sanitaryware. Dorf was established in 1948 by Keith Hooper, an admirer of Henry Ford. He decided to switch the letters in the word ‘Ford’ to create the innovative tapware brand we know today.Caroma was founded in 1941 by Charles Rothauser and his wife Roma when they developed the first one-piece plastic cistern, winning the first of many awards for Caroma including the FH Edwards Laurel in 1956. In 1980, Caroma introduced the world’s first dual flush toilet, which continues to save millions of litres of water each year.Caroma and Dorf remain to be some of Australia’s most widely recognised brands and continue to provide innovative solutions for everyday Australians and professionals alike.Unmatched Sustainability RecordOur Research & Development team, under the leadership of Dr. Steve Cummings, is recognised globally for its water saving achievements.Over the years, our products have saved Australia and the world billions of litres of potable water, the world’s most precious resource.As the leading manufacturer of Australian bathroom products, GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens has always made sustainability the focus of product performance.Long before it became fashionable to think of the environment, GWA was developing water saving and energy efficient technologies. We’ve pioneered an impressive list of industry firsts including:- Commercialised the dual flush button system.- The 6/3 litre dual flush cistern.- The 4.5/3 litre dual flush cistern with Smartflush® technology.- Industry first WELS 5 star rating for toilet suites with the new Profile toilet suite with integrated hand basin.- Industry first WELS 6 star rating for urinals with the new Cube® 0.8L electronic urinal suiteAlways SolvingToday, our Research & Development team is dedicated to continuing our reputation for innovation with a focus on developing the latest water-saving technology. Every product we make is designed and built to respond to society’s changing needs and an ever-increasing desire for efficiency and environmental consciousness. Our products meet relevant Australian Standards, WELS certification and Codes of Practice for new build and retrofit applications.Ever EvolvingAbove all, bathroom and kitchen products need to be desirable, practical and functional. At GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens, we’re committed to leading the way in developing groundbreaking industry innovations to ensure we continue to provide these benefits to the Australian people for years to come.


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