Design Ensuite Bathroom

Nowadays, many modern and new build houses are built with smaller bathrooms and en-suites. There are plenty of ways you can maximize space in a small bathroom to give the illusion it is more spacious than it actually is. Below are a few tips to help you make a small bathroom look larger, these are only guidelines, feel free to break the rules!

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Try and keep the consistent; the same type of flooring throughout your bathroom will keep the eyes at ease and change in the style of flooring can be too much to take in such a small space.


Mirrors are brilliant for creating space and making a room look larger than it really is. Mirrored storage pieces will reflect light and create the illusion your bathroom or ensuite is larger, but bear in mind mirrored furniture requires a lot of cleaning and maintenance so be prepared if you do opt for this!


There are plenty of storage tips for smaller bathrooms and most furniture retailers are supplying special space-saving storage for those who need it. If you really limited for space, try storing things vertically. There are lots of vertical storage options around, including storage shelves that will reach right to the ceiling or simple hanging storage pieces designed for the backs of doors or walls. Even though vertical storage will help with your limited floor space, it’s important not to do overdo it and leave some space around the ceiling so the room doesn’t look too clunky and for ventilation purposes.


It is now a regulation to have the appropriate ventilation in your ensuite bathroom, if the house is a new build this will have already been implemented but if not, it is something you’ll need to consider. Good ventilation stops your bathroom from feeling damp and stops that dampness after a shower seeping its way into your bedroom, it also helps to prevent the buildup of mould. The best of type of ventilation is a large window but if you don’t have a window in your ensuite there are other good options such as an extractor fan.


As you probably already know, lighting is a key feature for any room and is one of the best features to use to manipulate space. Speak to a specialist if you are unsure which type of lighting will help your bathroom or ensuite look larger, but a surefire way to create space and luxury would be use to use halogen spotlights to mimic daylight and create a luxurious “hotel ensuite” feel.

Luxury touches

Working with a small space doesn’t mean you have to miss out on luxury touches. A focal point in your bathroom, whether it’s a fancy mirror to reflect light or an elegant basin for morning washes, will create space in your room if planned and fitted correctly. Use bathroom planner software or interior design software to play around with your options and see if a focal piece of furniture will work in your bathroom or ensuite. Why not try a roll-top freestanding bath on a raised platform to add the ultimate touch of elegance?

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