Refurbishing, renovating or starting an ensuite bathroom from scratch can be a tough job indeed, which is where this blog post will come in very handy.
Compact by their very nature, ensuite bathrooms require meticulous planning, so you can use every square inch as effectively as possible. We've come up with the following tips which should help you on your way.
Accessories are vital components when aiming to improve the functionality of your bathroom. Not only do they add extra points of interest aesthetically but they also serve a real purpose. Items you should look for include holders for toothbrushes, soap dishes and ornamental decorations to act as a focal point on window sills or shelves.
For an on-trend look, why not choose black accessories like these from our Spencer accessory range?
Wall hung toilets
These toilets are great, small, stylish and allow for a seamless, uninterrupted look. Perfect for ensuites where space is at a premium, these units are easier to clean and don’t restrict access to other bathroom features.
The Beaumont wall hung toilet combines both contemporary and traditional styles, and can be accessorised with a matching wall hung bidet
Heated towel rails
Instead of having bulky radiators that stick out into the room, why not have a wall mounted towel rail? They make great use of the height of the bathroom, providing greater physical space for heating towels, and are a stylish feature all on their own—adding a sense of modernity to your design style.
The Carter heated towel rail comes in a range of compact sizes—perfect for ensuites
Mirror cabinets are another great way to utilise space by making more efficient use of something most of us have in our bathrooms: a mirror. They provide extra storage space and also hide items from view whilst giving your bathroom a mirror in which to check your appearance.
They may also come with lights embedded into the mirror to provide focus and more concentrated visibility. This feature will inevitably help when applying makeup, putting in contact lenses or just generally checking yourself out.
A sleek and stylish mirror cabinet will enhance light whilst providing much-needed storage
Why not make the most of tight spaces with a corner basin? Being a little smaller in size, they help free up space, ensuring your units can use every available inch of room. And the great thing is, they can be placed near other units without restricting access.
But why stop there? Wall mounted basins offer even more efficiency and can open up a room far better than standard pedestal units. Alternatively, vanity units can increase storage space but may require a slightly larger room for a comfortable fit.
The Camberley satin grey corner unit and basin uses space efficiently, complete with a storage cupboard
Showers and baths
For small ensuites, a freestanding shower enclosure is the obvious option with small, rectangular units the favoured choice. However, if you have a little more space to play with you might consider a corner bath with a shower bath mixer tap. This will free up space in the centre of the room giving you ample access, whilst ensuring you can fit the other elements of your bathroom suite snugly.
This French Floral ensuite demonstrates that style can be achieved in a small space
Small bathroom ideas and advice
Head to our Small Spaces hub, where you'll find style guides, inspiration and advice for all manner of small bathrooms, from ensuites to cloakrooms.