If you’re dealing with limited bathroom space, you can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. All across the country, all across the world, people are scratching their heads and looking for innovative ways to make the most out of their small bathroom, without having to sacrifice on design.
This can be a particularly daunting task if you suffer with mobility issues, as you often require much more space in order to effectively enter and exit your bath or shower. Making the most of mobility bathroom features, such as walk-in baths, showers and wall-mounted handles can dramatically increase the safety of your bathroom environment, without taking up large amounts of space.
How Can You Make The Most Of Your Small Bathroom?
The first step to your bathroom design is to consider the essential components. A basin, either stand-alone or fitted to a vanity/storage unit, a space-saving toilet and a bathing solution are all necessary features. Pedestal sinks, or free-standing basins, are especially useful as they are designed to provide a room with a much greater sense of space. Particularly wall-mounted versions, which can appear to float above the ground.
One feature to consider is the colouring of your bathroom. The best practice is to create a muted tone throughout your bathroom, which avoids high-contrast colours. Try not to break up the space with bright and dark colours, maintain a neutral and fairly bright space to offer your room the illusion of space.
Mirrors are well-known as means of enlarging a space. Remember to use your mirrors strategically, such as placing them opposite windows, to drastically increase the effect of natural light in the room. Putting unused space to work, by including recessed shelving between wall-studs, can be a fantastic way to increase your bathroom’s practicality, without affecting any other room. Open storage can be for decorative or easily-accessible items, whilst closed off storage can be used for medication or personal items.
Making The Most Of Walk-In Baths
Instead of a power-bath, or even a traditional bath, why not consider the benefits of a walk-in bath? These designs are typically much smaller than other styles, and can come equipped with a narrow opening bi-fold door to allow easy access, even in limited space. Walk-in baths are fantastic solutions to bathing, particularly if you suffer from physical impairments, as they require no, or extremely limited, lifting of the legs in order to enter and exit.
Most models will also feature comfortable and contoured seats to take the strain away from your limbs during the bathing process – they are also a much more comfortable solution than a normal bathtub’s interior.
Make The Most Out Of Your Small Bathroom – With Bathtime Mobility
Here at Bathtime Mobility, we offer a wide range of high-quality products to make your bathroom the safe, secure and stylish environment that you deserve. Just because your bathroom has limited space, that doesn’t mean you need to suffer a substandard bathing environment.
For more information on the high-quality walk-in baths and bathing accessories that we offer, why not pay a visit to our fantastic showroom in Henley-on-Thames? You can also call us up on 0800 29 22 110 to find the perfect model for you!