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Small Bathroom Ideas

February 02, 2018
Small Bathroom Ideas

More and more homemakers have a strong desire to create a sense of space by bringing clever hacks to the bathroom.

If you're tired of always feeling a little too cramped in your bathroom, the great news there is a solution! In fact, there are several thanks to Frank Iaria from Mint Kitchen Group and Russell Henderson of smarter BATHROOMS +.

We asked these two bathroom design experts to share their tips and tricks on how to best tackle a tiny bathroom area and make better use of the available space.

Clever design within a small space can maximise all aspects of a tiny bathroom. It's possible to create an oasis of forme-meets-function with the suggestions below.

Sliding Entry Doors

Sliding entry doors are also always a good option in a small bathroom compared to a hinged door which uses up a lot more floor space to open.

Large Format Tiles

Including large format tiles on the floor and walls means that the room is in a continuous colour and finish. This actually gives the illusion of space with fewer grout lines to break up the room. Look for fully rectified tiles that offer a seamless look.

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Recessed Mirror Cabinets

Rather than surface mounting a shaving or medicine cabinet, choose to recess it so that it's sits flush with the wall. In fact, recess as much as possible in a small bathroom.

Recessed toilet cisterns and recessed shelving can really open up a floor space and give a room the illusion of space.

Thin Profile Bench Tops

Thinner profile bench tops are popping up all over kitchens and bathrooms. They not only look sleek but allow for that little extra bit of cupboard space below.


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Custom Cabinetry

Reducing the depth of a vanity can help to free up space and keep sightlines open. Team with an inset basin or thinner profile basin to avoid having to sacrificing on bench space.

Shallow Depth Toilets

For toilets that sit within the bathroom, source a shallow depth toilet suitable to fit behind the wall. With more options becoming available these are fast becoming the go-to for many.

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Storage Fittings

In a small bathroom it’s important to have a place for everything. Choosing bathroom fittings and accessories the correct size such as hooks, rods and rails can provide the extra bit of storage needed for hand towels, towels, robes etc. but don’t take up a lot of space. Ladders are also a great option for hanging towels.


Walk-in-showers will take preference over a bathtub. People who just can’t live without a bathtub and do a have a little extra space, will be opting for a back to wall bath over a freestanding.

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We hope you found this article helpful. If you are ready to start building your wish list of products, then be sure to check out our Bathroom products ranges.

A big thank you again to Frank Iaria of Mint Kitchen Group (, Russell Henderson, Senior Designer at smarterBATHROOMS+ ( a for sharing their expertise around Small Bathroom Ideas.

The image below is from smarter BATHROOMS + Yarraville project and is a great example of how clever and well executed design can transform a compact space. You can view it at



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