Small floor plan in the bathroom

Bathrooms with a small floor plan and Smyle washbasin furniture

If you have a bathroom with very little space, you are familiar with the problem. The bathroom should really be a place of retreat and relaxation, but the floor plan is small, storage space is at a premium and the design possibilities are limited. So how can you transform a small bathroom with just a few square metres of space into a genuine dream bathroom? That’s where carefully thought-out room design comes in.

Various surveys and studies show that the bathroom is a place where people want to enjoy some peace and quiet, and just relax. But if a room is average-sized, there’s not much space left for a real oasis of well-being. If there is to be space for decoration or furniture in a bathroom in addition to a toilet, a washbasin and a shower or bathtub, things start to get tight.

And things get even more difficult if there are roof pitches to be taken into consideration. But there are ways of upgrading a small bathroom – even on a small budget and even if your mini bathroom does not come close to the dimensions and floor plan of a modern bathroom from a glossy magazine.

Little space in the bathroom: proper planning and furnishing

Bathroom with Renova Compact handrinse basin and wall-hung WC

Apps and planning tools can help you find the perfect design for your bathroom. A good idea can make a small room appear more spacious and cosy.

To get as much as you can out of a small bathroom floor plan, the trick is to reduce the solely functional elements to a minimum. For example, it helps to conceal things such as the cistern and trap behind the wall. It is also a good idea to opt for a suitable, space-saving washbasin cabinet. This can solve two problems at the same time: you no longer see the trap and the water pipes, and the furniture provides additional storage space under the washbasin.

Another possibility is to use half or room-height installation walls. These walls conceal the technology. This can increase the comfort factor in a small bathroom.

Seven design tips for small bathrooms

Space-saving furnishing of a bathroom with Renova Compact furniture
  • Using space-saving ceramic sanitary appliances as compact variants, in other words with slim dimensions, is a good idea in a bathroom with a small floor plan. The better the furniture is coordinated with the appliances, the calmer and more harmonious the room appears.
  • Tidiness creates space, which is why bathroom furniture with clever storage space is a good solution for a small floor plan. Washbasin cabinets with drawers or mirror cabinets with storage space are particularly useful in such cases.
  • Large tiles are the perfect choice in a small bathroom as there are fewer joints. The wall structure appears calmer in a small room and the bathroom thus less cramped.
  • It’s well worth paying attention to the right lighting in the bathroom. With optimum lighting conditions, even bathrooms without windows can appear larger, warmer and more inviting.
  • Light and warm colours make more out of a small bathroom. In combination with the right lighting, the room will appear larger.
  • Free areas make more space and make the room appear larger. This is why wall-hung products are suitable for bathrooms with a small floor plan. A wall-hung WC not only makes a room appear more airy and spacious, but also makes it easier to clean.
  • Natural materials such as stone and wood are highly recommended in a small bathroom. They help make the room appealing and cosy.

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