10 Tips for making the most of a Small Bathroom

    The powder room is the often-overlooked bathroom space, but the one most used by guests. Give your powder room the facelift it deserves and transform your small space. We created this range of clever, space-saving vanity units for modern living. Featuring innovative storage solutions and space-saving technology and hardware, the ADP Small Spaces collection provides a variety of sizes and storage options.

    We’ve pulled together our top 10 tips for making the most of your small bathroom space.

    1. Colour

    Use bright tiles and wall colours in pastels, whites and light neutrals to open up the space and reflect more light. Colour can also be used to create a mood and to complete a look.

    2. Mirrors

    Mirrors bounce light, making the room feel bigger than it is. With the large range of shapes and sizes available, they are a great way to bring personality to your bathroom design.

    3. Wall Hung

    Wall hung vanities open up the room in the same way that wall basins do by showing more of the floor, while also having the added benefit of storage.

    4. Semi-Recessed Basins

    Semi-Recessed basins give the illusion of more space because the cabinet is generally slimmer than the basin, as seen in the Minima and Serena vanities in the Small Spaces collection.

    5. Recessed Cabinetry and Storage

    If possible, recess a shaving cabinet into the wall or create a tiled recessed niche in your shower for added storage without projection. Keep products on open shelves to a minimum so your bathroom looks effortlessly styled rather than cluttered.

    6. Lighting

    Use natural lighting as much as possible by making use of windows and skylights. If natural light isn’t an option, choose light fixtures that will provide an even light in a finish that will complement your tapware and accessories.

    7. Technology

    Make use of clever space-saving technology, like the side opening hinge on the Micro vanity. The door of the Micro opens in a sideways motion, allowing it to easily fit in a very narrow bathroom space.

    8. Toilet

    Minimise what you don’t want to see. A smart addition to a modern bathroom, consider maximising your space by using a wall hung toilet and concealed cistern.

    9. Scale

    Beware of scale when choosing your vanity, artwork and any other furniture or decorative pieces. Anything too large will dominate the space and make it feel smaller, with the exception of large mirrors.

    10. Height

    If possible, consider raising the height of the ceiling in your bathroom. High ceilings create an airy and spacious feel, even if the room is small.