The bathroom is a very important place in every home. Many people start renovating an apartment by renovating the bathroom. As a rule, in domestic apartments and houses, bathrooms are very small, so it is very important to organize the space correctly. Place all the necessary elements in it: a bathroom or shower, toilet, sink, washing machine, laundry basket, cupboards for accessories. Therefore, it is important to think over the interior design of the sanitary unit very carefully.
Bathroom or shower: that is the question
When renovating bathrooms, many people cannot make up their minds for a long time: what to install a shower or a bathroom. Installing a shower room can save a lot of space. But there are some nuances here.
Benefits of installing a shower room:
- Significant space savings. Typically, the shower takes up one corner in the sanitary room, which allows you to neatly install a toilet bowl, sink, washing machine and basket around the perimeter. If the room is narrow and long, then you can place the shower along the opposite wall door. Allocate the rest of the space for the remaining elements.
- Various design options. The market offers a huge number of types, including classic showers and various unusual solutions. The shower room can be with a small built-in bathtub, inside which not only a child, but also an adult can fit. Here you can kill two birds with one stone at the same time: take a bath or shower at will.
- The ability to economically make your own shower. To do this, you just need to delimit the space correctly. To collect water, you can use a simple sump or even refuse it and arrange a drain inside the tiled floor. It is important to make a protective curb on the floor that will not allow water to spread over the rest of the bathroom. To delimit the space from splashing water, you can use glass, plastic doors, or a completely economical option – use a waterproof curtain. Such a shower will take up very little space.
The advantages of installing a bathroom:
- Today it is possible to buy a very small bathtub, which also does not take up much space in the room.
- Storage space can be arranged under the bathroom.
- Many people prefer baths, as they like to lie down in warm water and relax.
For the convenient organization of space in the sanitary unit, the use of storage systems will significantly save space. Ideas for storing various accessories:
- Bathroom rails. Roof rails are a very convenient tool for organizing the interior. Thanks to them, you can place a large number of hanging hooks and baskets anywhere above the bathroom, under the mirror, on the wall. On the rails, you can hang towels, install containers and cups for toothbrushes and other little things.
- Hooks, shelves, suction baskets. Suction cups are a great option for those who don’t want to drill through the walls again. It is important to choose suction cups that are firmly screwed to the wall with an additional bolt. It presses the suction cup firmly against the wall. Such an attachment does not slip on damp walls, holds towels, baskets with trifles well. They can be placed on the wall, above the bathroom, on the door.
- Full height lockers. To save space and use it correctly, you can install a narrow pencil case in a small bathroom in the entire height of the room. In such a cabinet, you can fold clean towels, put detergents and powders.
If the bathroom is separate
If the bathroom is separate, then the space in the small toilet should also be organized correctly. Directly above the toilet, you can install a series of shelves up to the ceiling or hang in a cabinet, in which you can simultaneously hide technical communications. The shelves can be covered with roman shades in the color of the tiles or panels in the washroom.
Space under the bathroom
If a bathroom is installed in the bathroom, then storage space can also be organized under it. To do this, it is worth installing a special screen under the bath. Or make special shelves that will fold back when opened.
Above the washing machine
The space above the washing machine can also be usefully used. To do this, you can install shelves above the equipment. If there is very little space in the bathroom, then a sink can be installed above the washing machine.
Thus, when developing the design of apartments and the bathroom, in particular, you can apply a large number of original ideas that will help make the bathroom comfortable, beautiful and functional.