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Small Bathroom Ideas

Space Saving

In today’s society, space is at a premium.

On one side there’s house sharing, accommodating children from multiple marriages and young adults struggling to afford to leave the parental home. While on the other, housebuilders look to maximise precious building land by squeezing more into an ever-tighter footprint – often at the expense of storage.

So how can you create more space, with the storage people need, in a new home – either making a small bathroom or cloakroom feel more spacious, or reducing its overall size while maintaining the internal space? By thinking and designing around the problem, you can.

Short projection basins and compact toilets for example, with baths designed to fit into small or awkward spaces.  Clever furniture that’s as practical as it is space-saving.  Mirrored cabinets that conceal vital storage.

Here are a few examples of how a tight space needn’t be a barrier to a great small bathroom, using Ideal Standard’s innovative Concept Space range.

Bathing Beauty

For many, even a small bathroom isn’t complete without a bath. So here you need a bath that’s ergonomically-designed and shaped to fit in any space, such as square shower baths and ‘Spacemaker’ baths tapered at one end to suit even the most awkward space.


Bathing Beauty

Shower Power

In a small bathroom, combining the bath and shower makes great sense. Ideally, use a square shower bath with a screen that sits alongside a generous ,deep showering area and opens inwards or outwards – ideal where space is at a premium.


Shower Power

Awash with Space-Saving Ideas

Use basins that are cleverly-designed for space efficiency, with a short  380mm projection, wall-hung, semi-pedestal, full pedestal and furniture  options and left or right handed variants.  They’ll fit in any corner and still seem spacious. 


Awash with Space-Saving Ideas

Flush with Success

Choosing the right toilet can reduce projection by up to 75mm for flexibility in small or awkward spaces. They’re available close coupled, back-to-wall and wall-hung, which shows more floor to make the room feel bigger – while innovative corner toilets makes the most of a tight space. 


Flush with Success

Practically Perfect

For space-saving storage, choose wall-hung and modular units designed with minimal projection and features such as L-shaped doors for easy access and reduced door projection when opened. With a range of finishes, it’s easy to create a spacious, sophisticated and contemporary look.

Beautiful use of space

There are all sorts of other smart ideas to save space.  Such as basins with shelves so the space beneath isn’t wasted.  Or storage mirrors that cleverly fold out to twice their size, revealing shelved storage that can be used fo rmake-up, toiletries and more behind.


Practically Perfect

More Space-Saving Tips

Here are a few more ideas to help you make the most of a small bathroom:

• Doors take up a lot of space, so a sliding door or open access shower enclosure can make a huge difference
• Large size tiles create a much more spacious feeling than small ones
• Don't squeeze in the biggest products you can find – instead, think about providing space for people
• Use light colours on the wall to maximise the light in the room – you can always add bright accents with a towel or accessories
• De-clutter by using clever storage


Concept Space Range

Check out the full Concept Space range


Concept Space Range