Small bathroom in many homes is, unfortunately, not uncommon in our homes. The designers at well-known reasons were extremely stingy when determined the area of the bath, bathrooms and kitchens in old houses. And in the country «Khrushchev» 10% of the housing stock. And now bathrooms huge size of most houses of typical series are no different. However, the owners of small apartments it hardly makes sense to maintain conversations that, due to the small area near the bathrooms impossible to use all the existing variety of design solutions. Yes, there are some limitations (size in this matter), but subject to certain rules and the application of known methods of visual expansion of space, your bathroom will become one of the most cozy and comfortable rooms in the apartment. In your desire to transform your bathroom, consult the better Chekhov’s the idea that brevity– the sister of talent. So beautifully designed interior is the undoubted evidence of your great talent in design.
To the bathroom has become a cosy and members of your family with pleasure her visit, and not considered only as a technical room where brush my teeth and wash my face, you need to consider to select the appropriate sized bathroom design and properly organized space. Remember that the design of the bathroom must be left to chance, only in this case the repair will make you happy. Will help you in your work three allies: color, form and light. Refer to the paradoxical idea that the distress arises not because of a lack of square meters, but because of incorrectly organized space. These tips do not claim to novelty and originality, but they are useful for one simple reason – they are tested:
- Select a style: classic, modern, ethnic, any other which will help you achieve expect from a bathroom renovation result. It can be calm, almost soothing, classic interior design. Or a modern, energetic and invigorating. Or unusual and mysterious ethnic. Under the selected style will be easier to choose the finishing materials, plumbing, accessories.
- Remember that small elements of the decor present in large amounts in interior design, bathroom, destroy the integrity of the perception of space and turn it just set in different areas and corners. Better not to chase the number of such elements, and to focus the design on several larger mirror over the sink, lighting, original hanging locker for any small things. It is possible that it will be enough and one decor item.
- Use the techniques of visual expansion of space. Traditional bathroom tile light pastel tones visually make the room bigger. Well «work» light beige, blue, green and classic white colors. However, this does not mean that necessarily have to do the bathroom, monochrome, contrast panels and decorative borders will look fine.
The selected tile with a glossy surface reflects light and enhances the visual effect that the bathroom is more spacious premises.
Place the bathroom will be tile with photo printing. Spatial patterns on the tiles, especially with the image of nature – another method of visual expansion of space is a small room, like the flooring with the color darker than the color of the ceiling and walls.
Laying rectangular tiles horizontally visually expands the space, laying vertically «raises» the ceiling.
It is important! Select the mirror over the sink size is wider than most sinks, and above the head of an adult member of your family, standing full-length.
Preference is given to mirrors with narrow frame or no. Such a mirror will be another «ally» in the struggle for visual increase of the room. A large number of mirrors in a small bathroom it is better not to overload, but mirror door wall Cabinet and panels of mirror tiles on the walls will help you in solving the problem visually enlarge the bathroom area, while maintaining the integrity of perception.
Bright mirrored suspended ceiling will work for more «mirror» in the bathroom.
- Think about the lighting. It is desirable that the lighting was as close to natural. To do this, choose lamps of small size, which will give a diffused light. Well help to solve this problem, the spotlights mounted in the ceiling of plasterboard.
- Properly organize the bathroom space. Try to keep maximum possible quantity of all things in the lockers. Hung on hooks for towels, bathrobes, washcloths, sponges will select the space that you need.
- Select compact plumbing and furniture. It is compact but not exactly small. Buying plumbing, look at the beautiful and functional hanging toilet. They will act only on the seat, the tank hidden behind the partition.
Convenient and outboard of the sink. Under the sink is a washing machine.
Hanging sink can be purchased complete with a stand that will solve the problem of storing small things.
Instead of a conventional mirror you can buy wall Cabinet with mirrored door and lighting. With one purchase you close three positions.
A small family can be enough of a corner sink is a significant space savings.
In stores you can find very original sets of plumbing. Here’s a great option for a small bathroom:
Main «resource» save space in bathroom comes with a bath. In small rooms it takes up an entire wall. Here you will not help any one designer. Some can not imagine a bathroom without a «main» of santekhpribor and take a bath constantly. Many believe sufficient to confine themselves to a shower. Think about what exactly you need. As the Board: regular bath, the length of which is 1700 or 1800 mm, can be exchanged for the compact tub. So the savings will amount to 300-400 mm.
There are great options of corner baths. Look modern and stylish in the interior, free space to accommodate a washing machine or furniture.
It is possible to completely abandon the traditional bath and shower set. Best buy is not the most compact (700х700 mm), and opt for a more capacious. Modern showers are equipped with many additional functions, in addition to the already familiar for many jets, even able to replace the sauna.
Developing the interior design of a small bathroom, take advantage of the possibility to use for wall covering not only the traditional ceramic tiles, and other finishing materials: wall panels and decorative stone. Winner looks a combination of these materials.
At facing of walls with ceramic tiles to achieve an interesting design, using a decorative border and mosaic. Such a bathroom looks very impressive.
A small but much-needed win in the space will give the door to the bathroom that opens into the hallway.
Modern showers in themselves are the decoration of the bathroom interior. It is important that this is not necessarily the most expensive cabins. Shower cabin will be the Central element of the interior space, and design it is advisable to develop, starting from its design. Dance from the shower and not on the stove.
When designing small bathrooms, it is especially important to organize the space. In this room every square inch is important. Hanging toilet, corner, or suspended sink, hip bath, shower will allow you to place in this room all the plumbing and furniture. You even have enough space for a washing machine.
In conclusion, another tip. Preview of the interior design on various sites, pay attention to the details. Such as the number of tiles in one row. On some sites you can often see a picture of the bathrooms, which are presented in the form of achievements the designers of this company’s design of small spaces. Count the tiles will allow you to understand the true size of the bathroom in the picture – they at least three times, and you just don’t fit.