What not to inventArchitects, designers and decorators to visually increase space! In the course are the bright finishing materials, the demolition of superfluous partitions, the use of built-in furniture, hidden lighting and many more different tricks. Small bathrooms are a perennial problem not only for the owners of apartments, but also for designers. They have to come up with new interesting solutions. What exactly - the designers from the DVEKATI studio told us. Ekaterina Mamaeva and Ekaterina Svanidze Graduates of the Modern School of Design of the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, partners of the architectural design studio DVEKATI. More than 5 years project private and public interiors. "We help create an individual space, convenient for life and work, based on the personal preferences of the customer, directing him and prompting him. The result of this co-creation becomes a reality embodied in reality about an ideal interior - ergonomic and actual, "the architects tell. Reception number 1: increase due to the corridor This method is suitable for those who start planning the bathroom from scratch (for example, in a new building) or wants to do extensive repairs. In the place reclaimed from the uninhabited zone, the shower room, bathtub or column for the washing machine will perfectly fit. Reception number 2: Use of shelves If it is possible, it is better to abandon the hinged cabinets and shelves in favor of the built-in ones. They look laconic, while hundreds of jars and bubbles are hidden from the eyes and do not distract attention from decorative techniques. Reception number 3: Homemade countertop It would be nice to make the countertops yourself or the builders' hands, and not to buy cumbersome cabinets in furniture stores. It can be GCL constructions, tiled, stone countertops or countertops made of agglomerate. And in the interior they fit perfectly! Reception number 4: Shower When designing bathrooms, a shower unit in a niche is a great way to save space and money. You do not need to buy a three-dimensional, full-body shower cabin, just install the shower ladder and wall tiles with a tile or material suitable for wet rooms: micro-cement, thermal wood, wall panels. Reception number 5: Washing machine Often an integral part of the bathroom is a washing machine. Sometimes it is put in the kitchen, but in fact it is not there at all. Ideal - to place the washing machine in the pantry or laundry. But if there are not any, you must show ingenuity. The first option that can be used is a washing machine under the countertop. In this case, you must have a slab or an overhead sink with a low side. This option suits people above average growth, because because of the dimensions of the washing machine the table top will be located above the ergonomic standard. The second option is to equip the washing machine in the niche. The place above it with this arrangement can be used for storing towels, household chemicals and other accessories. Shelves in this case it is better to leave open or make the doors hinged. Reception number 6: Built-in plumbing It allows you to save space and does not collect dust. When buying equipment, the main thing is to pay attention to the depth of embedding and compare it with the real thickness of the walls. Reception number 7: Mirrors Everyone knows that mirrors expand space. This is a good, proven way, about which one should not forget. The room looks especially advantageous if the mirror is faced with a part of the wall. It can be glued to the ceiling, so that the height of the room also visually increases. The photos are provided by the architectural design studio "DVEKATI"