Transform that untidy and cluttered downstairs cloakroom into a space that’s greater than the sum of its parts.
Your downstairs cloakroom can become a surprisingly unloved space in a relatively short space of time. All too often, the cloakroom becomes a glorified storage cupboard with all manner of outdoor clothing, pet supplies and toys drowning out your decor. However, when you think about it, it’s one of the rooms that can make the greatest impressions on friends and family alike.
It’s easy to give your downstairs cloakroom a much-needed makeover without having to go overboard, do too much or spend too much. After all, the space itself is relatively compact.
In this post, we’ll show you 5 teeny, tiny cloakrooms that are big on style yet low in price.
The underappreciated understairs
In a busy family home, bathroom time can often come at a premium, especially where teenagers are concerned! That’s why many people look to add a cloakroom to their home layout.
The space beneath your stairs is often large enough to accommodate a cloakroom and could be put to better use than it is now. Simply have a rethink about the layout and check out all the space-saving bathroom products that could fit into this space.
If plumbing is an issue, you can always fit a macerator, like those available from Saniflo. This breaks down toilet waste, allowing for simple removal through small bore pipes and can also be connected to your basin.
Cool and contemporary cloakroom
Keep things looking chic and contemporary with a wall hung toilet and basin. Not only will this help to save space but, quite frankly, it looks absolutely stunning, giving a streamlined, floating appearance. With no awkward nooks and crannies, it makes cleaning an absolute breeze too.
A bathroom with natural elements is a big interior design trend at the moment, so why not add some wood or stone effect tiles, wall panels or furniture?
As I mentioned previously, the cloakroom is often used as a handy storage space for everyday items. If this continues to be the case, why not take a more practical approach and install a unit or two?
There are plenty of slimline options that fit small spaces, including traditional furniture in a range of beautiful colours and finishes. Add a toilet with matching toilet seat and you have yourself a cohesive and cleverly-designed cloakroom, fit for purpose.
Turn corners to your advantage
Even the most compact of spaces can become a stylish, on-trend space that will wow your house guests. To make optimum use of space, corner basins, vanity units and toilets can all be used. Wall hung items are also a great way of freeing up floor space, helping with cleaning too.
Feature floors and walls are all the craze at the moment, so why not pick out some Victorian-influenced patchwork tiles, patterned wallpaper or perhaps even some bold and bright paint?
A new showering space
Fed up with waiting to use the shower in the morning? Well, if you have the room, why not fit a shower in your cloakroom? With a compact quadrant shower enclosure, which hugs the corner of your room, plus an electric shower which only requires a cold water supply and electrical installation, it could be the perfect upgrade to your home.
When choosing a shower enclosure, sliding doors are ideal for small spaces, rather than doors that open outwards.
Still need to squeeze in a toilet and basin? No problem! With a slimline combination unit, you can easily fit both of these items, plus a storage cupboard for those much-needed cleaning products. Available in a choice of configurations, designs and colours, creating a new showering space is easier than ever.
Shop for small spaces
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