Design Tips for Awkward Bathroom Spaces

Awkward bathroom spaces can come in a whole range of sizes and layouts. You may have a slanted ceiling, or perhaps a very small sized room to deal with. A lot of people get frustrated when it comes to awkward spaces, whether it be the bathroom or the living room. Here are some design tips for that awkward bathroom space that should hopefully ease off that frustration!

1- Slanted Ceilings

Quite a few old style houses will have slanted ceilings that make it extremely difficult to work with when it comes to designing a bathroom. You will find that loft conversions also encounter the same problem if you wish to have a bathroom there too. There are several design ideas that you can utilise when it comes to slanted ceilings however, such as having a specially made shower to fit up against the wall and roof. If you do not want to expense of something made especially for your space then just use standard shower glass and doors to construct your own. The actual shower head should be on the slanted part of the ceiling and then the casing can be built normally around it. Not only will it get rid of that awkward space but it will look fantastic too!

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2- Small Bathrooms

If you want to make the most out of a small bathroom then there are absolutely loads of ways to do so, without knocking down any walls. Some people decide to have a shower and bath combined, to save the space they have left for the toilet and sink. There are a whole range of ways that you can combine a shower and bath, from a traditional tub with a shower head attachment, to enclosing a bath in a wet room type atmosphere. Remember to pick something that suits your style, whether that be modern, traditional or something a bit more quirky. Make use of all the nooks and crannies that you have by filling them with things such as towel rails, baskets for accessories and the suchlike.

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3- Make the Most of What You Have

So you may only have a small bathroom space to deal with, but that doesn’t mean you cannot make it look fantastic. Using colours in the right way can make any awkward space look bigger and brighter. Pick whites and pastels to make the room appear larger, whilst placing mirrors strategically for an even bigger perspective. Spotlights are another great way of making your awkward bathroom space seem a lot less awkward, or small. Cleverly placed (close to the edge of the ceiling) spotlights will make the bathroom seem like a completely new room! If you are unsure on what is going to look right then you are best off speaking to an expert who can draw up some plans for you. Remember to pick furniture that is going to complement the style too, as you don’t want a traditional style with modern furniture (unless you fancy something a bit quirky)!

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An awkward bathroom space doesn’t need to have you knocking down walls just to make it look great. Making the most of the room you have available, some clever design techniques and some well placed furniture is all you need to get the bathroom looking incredible!

Sasha Cohen has been an interior designer for over a decade and along with her builder partner have managed to pick up a few tricks along the way. Her best advice is to find a company that will work with you and help you get the best out of your home, therefore she recommends: