Space Matters: How to make small spaces work for busy bathrooms

Homeowners today are contending with ever-shrinking spaces, with today’s new build properties significantly smaller than 30 years ago and the average size of a bathroom now standing at just 4.4 square metres.

It’s no surprise then, that many customers enter showrooms on the look out for smart storage solutions and clever design touches that will make the space work as hard as possible for those busy family bathrooms.

Smart storage solutions

Perhaps the easiest way to save space is to incorporate smart storage into the bathroom. Opting for a basin with an integrated vanity unit effectively makes a necessary bathroom ceramic multipurpose. Whether it’s a cloakroom, en-suite or family bathroom, the vanity unit neatly stores those everyday essentials within reach, using an otherwise unused space as all-important storage.

Similarly, mirror cabinets are another smart solution to maximise bathroom furniture for storage. As well as housing additional shelving, many products like Geberit’s Option mirror cabinets, also include a host of smart features like a magnifying interior mirror, LED lighting, power outlet and USB port, bringing the ultimate beauty centre into the bathroom.

There are also a host of clever cabinets and streamlined solutions perfect for squeezing storage into tricky spaces, from tall, slim shelving to modular wall-mounted cabinets, which deliver on design without compromising functionality.

Similarly, floating shelving also provides the perfect place to store both bathroom necessities and those finishing touches that can often get overlooked in smaller spaces, like plants or candles. Geberit’s magnetic storage system provides complete flexibility of compartments and brackets, making it perfect for holding a host of toiletries using the smallest of wall space.

Wall-hung toilets

When it comes to designing a bathroom where space is at a premium, one key design trick is to opt for wall-mounted ceramics, giving the illusion of “floating” above the floor to make the space appear much larger than it is.

Concealed cisterns and wall hung WCs utilise the latest in quick-to-fit, behind-the-wall technology, such as Geberit’s DuoFix frame, and not only create the illusion of a larger room, but also hide unsightly pipework and achieve an elegant aesthetic.

Homeowners can pair the DuoFix frame with Geberit’s revolutionary wall-hung shower toilet, the AquaClean Tuma. This clever washing with water solution offers freshness and comfort for every home, featuring WhirlSpray shower technology and a host of other smart features.

Available as a complete WC with a perfectly fitting Rimfree® ceramic pan and hidden connections for electricity and water, or as a toilet enhancement solution, the AquaClean Tuma is a space-saving essential and must-have innovation for any bathroom.

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