Simple Ways to GROW your Bathroom

Posted: 04 September 2015

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When it comes to home and bathroom interior design overcoming the challenge of having different sized rooms can often pose a real problem. As a home owner there are numerous reasons to renovate your bathroom. Creating a free flowing and decorative bathroom setting helps to maximise the visual and physical space. It creates an ambient and invigorating setting to help get rid of those early morning blues while primarily adding value to your house; should you be putting your home on the market or just in dire need of a revamp this guide of simple and cheap bathroom ideas can help you increase the look, feel and value of your home helping that tiny bathroom space visually GROW.

Every bathroom has a certain minimum requirement that has to be satisfied. No matter what, the bathroom will always require the basic bathroom essentials such as a sink, toilet, bath and shower enclosure regardless of how big or small the space all of these things need to be crammed in. Not quite as simple in comparison to shuffling some chairs and tables about the living room. So let's take a look at some of our Ray Grahams Top Bathroom Tips.

Bathroom Vanity Units


#Tip 1 - Maintaining the same colour & tone

This is a relatively self explanitory tip but extremely useful when it comes to choosing bathroom colour schemes and paints. Another words don't have a potent variety and contrast of colours in your bathroom, for example having dark walls and light tiles. By doing this you segment the bathroom breaking it into visually smaller sections. If you maintain a relative tone and contrast throughout the bathroom it is presented as a whole room as oppossed to looking like a sectioned room.
To add Contrast to your bathroom alternatively try contrasting a bathroom feature against the walls, like a decorative vanity unit. That way it will emphasise the unit while the background blends together to create an elegant backdrop.

#Tip 2 - Match the Ceiling and Wall colours

This is something that is often overlooked in most household rooms. Again this really comes under the 'segmenting' of rooms. By consolidating the ceiling and wall colour you help to visually expand your rooms space. This technique is especially useful for bedrooms or bathrooms that have curved or angled walls. Unifying the colours or similar shades of colours reduces the number of crossections and intersecting wall planes providing a cleaner, far-reaching upper room space. Notice how this living room looks visually bigger by maintaining a universal tone.

Floating Bathroom Shelves


#Tip 3 - Floating Shelving

Floating shelves are a great way of saving on floor space. They are a cheap and efficient bathroom and home storage solution. By implementing floating shelves in the bathroom they offer a means of storage while creating an effective and beautiful finish. Floating shelves are easy to install and can be moved to different bathroom locations. For instance installing a trio of sheleves like these at the end of your bath, an area where people don't tend to place items; it allows the storage of towels and accessories in a confined area, while maximising the rest of your bathroom wall space.

#Tip 4 - Plenty of Natural Light

Nothing compares to the feeling of coming into a naturally illuminated bathroom in the mornings. It's an invigorating feeling for the mind, body and soul. It helps to portray a natural and spacious look within the bathroom, so try and avoid the use of black-out blinds and window coverings, instead try to optimise frosted glass windows and translucent shades and covers that allow natural light into the room.
Natural Lit Bathroom



#Tip 5 - Mirrors Give Bigger Effects

We've all been to a luxury hotel or in a decadent bathroom where you're greeted with a great big mirror? Well mirrors do have a large part to play. They help to add a grander and more fluent appearance to the bathroom. By spanning a wall area they help to create a seemless feel while their reflection increases the natural or artificial lighting doubling the impact to the room and helping it to visually grow. This is our Manor Aura Wall Mounted Mirror as pictured.

#Tip 6 - Clear Glass Bath Screens

Clear glass HALF LENGTH bath and shower screens are a great way of maximising bathroom space. If you have a small and pokey bathroom using a half length wall mounted bath screen provides you with much needed additional elbow room. In addition to this using textured glass can make a space feel like it has an extra wall. It will create a visual barrier in the room unlike CLEAR glass which makes for a more fluent room design.

Bathroom Caddie

#Tip 7 - Add New Space Without Construction

Other organisational products can create new space in the bathroom. One such product is shower and bath caddies. Caddies often come with temporary and permanent fixings, in other words they can be moved to different bathroom locations. They offer useful storage for bathroom essentials and can be applied to unused areas such as shower enclosure corners or vertically aligned bath tiled areas.

#Tip 8 - Take on the Toilet Area

This is a space that is widely unused in most bathrooms. This could be due to the areas location where we assume it is going to be full of dirt and grime. However the area above the toilet is USEFUL space. Take advantage of it by installing portable caddies or bathroom cabinets and shelving. Iff you are a new home owner and installing a bathroom try considering a smaller cistern such as a rounded close coupled toilet, where it will maximise the available area.

For more products and inspiration we recommend you have a good look at our bathroom section
in our store.

Ray Grahams is a Newtownards, Northern Ireland Based Building and DIY Supplier. Please feel free to check out our store and bathroom showroom just off the Donaghadee Roundabout. Or check out our bathroom showroom

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