Tips on how to make the most of your bathroom space

In this article, Ntokozo Majozi, Founder, Architectural & Interior Designer at Maison takes us through five (5) bathroom design ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom space:
16 September 2021 Get Inspired
Tips on how to make the most of your bathroom space

Many homeowners use bathrooms as personal sanctuaries, an escape from the kids after a long day, the one room in the house where you can wash away stress and revive your soul—no matter the size of the bathroom. You might wonder how someone could relax in a clustered bathroom? Well, just because your bathroom is short on space, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style and quality. With clever design tricks, your small bathroom can look bigger and more comfortable than you thought.

In this article, Ntokozo Majozi, Founder, Architectural & Interior Designer at Maison takes us through five (5) bathroom design ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom space:


Choosing the right bathroom sanitaryware drives the bathroom look and feel

As a designer, it’s vital to take into consideration the need and the purpose of the bathroom for each client as they embark on a revamp or new bathroom design project. Pretty much anyone who is alive uses the bathroom, so it's important to get the design of this room right. A big part of getting it right, is choosing the ideal bathroom sanitaryware to make any space big or small, an idyllic retreat – connecting everyday moments with bathroom fittings that speak to both needs and desires.

Most recently, one of my favourite sanitaryware and lifestyle brands, Cobra launched their all-new bathroom sanitaryware range which has been created with the intent to make you feel Welcome, Sheltered, Rested, and Accomplished.

The new range consists of amazing products that were designed to accommodate everyone in different spheres of life. Whether you’re a careerist and have just purchased your first property, or the host with the most, a lover of things elegant and distinct in taste and style and of course, something for the family, a range that brings you peace of mind and comfort.

 

   

 
When it comes to the basin, less is more

Vanity basins have been popular because they offer good storage and counter space in a bathroom. However, what most homeowners aren’t aware of is that vanity basins also steal a huge amount of your floor space. To free up more square footage, it's time to consider letting go of your vanity basin and replacing it with a pedestal or wall-mounted basin. Both pedestal and wall-mounted basins are great space-savers. You can either nestle them in the corner or mount them to the wall. 

Looking at a family friendly range with easy-to-use properties, the Cobra Shelter range is a family favourite that is inspired by the creation of safe and comfortable spaces by providing bathroom fixtures that enhance every special bathroom moment. From the wall hung corner basin for guest toilets or smaller bathroom spaces to the Cobra Shelter round wall hung basin - the Cobra Shelter ceramic sanitary ware range offers a modernised spin on the more classic rounded basin shape. 

Mirrors help reflect light and make the space look bigger

Mirrors work with the light to create a wider look for your bathroom. So, when it comes to mirrors, go as big as possible! Furthermore, buying flat mirrors will save a lot of space compared to large cabinets.

Colour alters our perception of a room’s size

To create the illusion of more space, you should use neutral or pastel hues as the main palette of your small bathroom. Some may say that soft colours are dull, but both neutrals and pastels have remained the most popular paint colours for years. Plus, no one said that you must stick to plain white, pink, or bland beige. If you want your small bathroom to have a modern touch, you can also buy some bold-coloured towels or accessories to add charm to your bathroom.

Concealed toilets are perfect space saver

Concealed Cisterns are quite literally "hidden" within the wall or behind the tiling with only the flush plate mechanism revealing its location. They are ideal if you want to achieve that contemporary, minimalistic look, giving you that modern bathroom aesthetic.

 

   

 

In closing, architecturally and visually, it is best to keep a small bathroom feeling open by not crowding too many things into it. Edit your amenities often, hang your towels on bars or hooks, keep pattern to a minimum, and generally, make it simple.