Organization of space

How to equip a small bathroom: basic rules

How to make a bathroom, if it is not differentLarge sizes? It is important to make a comfortable and beautiful space, so as not to create a sense of darkness and tightness. With the help of color, light, texture and some interior items, you can adjust a small space. It is important to choose quality materials for its design and take into account all the details, even such as a garbage container, a holder for paper and towels, a brush.

Choosing a plumber

Furnishing the toilet, special attentionGive high-quality plumbing. Not necessarily, adhering to the classics, buy a white faience toilet. Form and coloring match, depending on the overall color scheme and style of the room. In order to save space, purchase corner outboard models that are easy to install close to the wall. They look attractive and are also compact, although they have the same size as the traditional toilet bowl. If the area allows, install an additional corner sink. This option is also suitable for combined bathrooms, which makes it possible to save 10-15 cm. Our opinion If the bathroom is combined, to save space and create a visual effect of airiness instead of a bath, we suggest you to install a shower enclosure with transparent doors.

How to hide pipes and a riser in a small bathroom

Stoic and sewer pipes - unchangedAttributes of the bathroom, which often spoil the overall appearance. To hide them, wall in this part of the room with a sandwich panel. They are attached to self-tapping screws, and if necessary, if you need access to the shut-off valves and pipes, they are easy to disassemble. You can disguise communications using a plasterboard or wood box. Ideally, if you glue the box with a tile or moisture-resistant wallpaper, so that it fits well into the overall style. A cabinet of suitable dimensions is also capable of solving the problem of an open riser and pipes. Choose it according to the dimensions you need or make to order. In the bottom and top of the cabinet, it is necessary to cut out the holes for the pipes. Our opinion Any communications can be made invisible with the help of tile and metal framework of profiles. Regardless of how you mask communication, make sure that it is easy for them to get in the case of an accident or to take a counter reading.

Expand the space

Correctly selected color combinationsVisually change the space. The walls in the small bathroom will visually expand due to cool light colors (pearl, gray-blue and pale-green, as well as white, yellow and blue). The room will look more spacious if you use a cold blue-green or beige-orange shade in the walls. When decorating a small bathroom, pay attention to the finishing materials. A large ornament visually reduces space, while a small one enlarges. Ideal for a bathroom is a small mosaic tile. Glossy surfaces on the ceiling and on the floor create a sense of spaciousness. Our opinion Do not use dark colors in the decoration of the walls of the toilet, if you want to visually it seemed bigger. This does not mean that dark colors for bathrooms do not fit. Very suitable (the room looks like a cute little casket), but we are talking with you now about the expansion of space.

Light in a small bathroom

Do not confine yourself to one bulb. Use spotlights along the perimeter of the ceiling. Organize the backlight of the lower corners, mirrors or shelves. Visually this will make the room more spacious.

Decoration Materials

The simplest and most reliable method of finishing the bathroom- staining. To ensure a durable, reliable and waterproof coating, choose latex or water-dispersion paints. Modern technologies allow to use in the decoration of bathrooms ceramics, artificial and natural stone, glass, metal, plastic, wood, plaster and even washable wallpaper. In a small bathroom, glass tiles are attractive. In addition, this material has excellent performance characteristics, it allows you to visually expand the space. Cover with a holographic pattern makes it possible to create incredibly spectacular compositions. It can be combined with ordinary ceramic tiles: they fit together in thickness. Our opinion If your apartment with a bathroom is in Khrushchev, do not use natural stone in the decoration of walls: it is quite a heavy material. Walls such a load can not stand. Apply it as an accent in combination with the tree. Use in the finish of the floor natural stone is also not recommended, because it is brittle, and when wet it becomes slippery. In this case, an imitation would be a good alternative.


In a small bathroom everything is important, down to the smallest detail. Try to pick up compact, color-matching brushes, bins and holders for paper and towels. Perfect the room, use a nice rug to make the bathroom cozy. Our opinion A small hanging cupboard installed above the toilet is an excellent solution for saving space. And all the "extra" items can be hidden there.

On a note!

Buy materials for bathrooms with increasedMoisture resistance and resistance to aggressive cleaning agents. They must also have anti-corrosion properties. Be guided by the basic principles of designing for small spaces: Pick up the correct lighting, use light colors in the decoration and do not clutter the space with unnecessary items.