Bathrooms are one of the most functional rooms in the house. We think your bathroom should be designed to give you the most efficient use of space while remaining comfortable. Where space is at a premium, compact bathrooms can work well, especially if contained as part of another room or utility room.

Smallest size

For a simple WC where only a loo and sink are required, the smallest size you are looking at is roughly 700mm (0.7m) wide and 1500mm (1.5m) long as this will allow for enough space for you to move within the room with the facilities installed. This size often fits neatly under the stairs. A corner sink can also save some space as well as being comfortable to use. Some are available at very small sizes.

Wet room

A popular choice for a small space, the wet room removes the need for a separate shower cubicle, which may improve the look of the space. Although a little more work is required in tanking the bathroom, the space will feel more open and easier to clean. These rooms only need to be slightly bigger than the smallest WC, and if that means less quarrels over the shower in the morning, all the better.

Loft bathrooms

Utilising the space under the eaves, normally at the front of the property frees up the remaining space within your loft conversion for what typically forms a bedroom.

Loos can be placed under the eaves, typically at the front of the loft conversion as they do not need to be in an area of maximum head height. This location will free up the remaining, full height space for the shower and sink and the other rooms.

Hidden cisterns

These can provide more space in the bathroom for use of the toilet and sink and hide the otherwise unresolved aesthetic issue that is the cistern.

Pocket doors

These are amazing space savers as the swing of the door is removed and so less circulation space is required to get into the WC.  The door runs on a track overhead and slides into a cavity in the stud wall running down the side of the toilet.  These doors are also great for hidden storage and utility rooms.

So however tight the space you’re playing with, we can help you make the most of it and will fill your design with clever tricks so you will be left with a compact family bathroom with space left over.  If you want to discuss these ideas for your own project, please give the team on 0207 495 6561 to arrange a site visit.