Don't you just hate it when your bathroom is cramped and cluttered? Unfortunately, there's no way to magically create more space in our bathrooms - or at least not yet. But luckily for us all, we can make the most of what little room we have with a few clever tricks! Whether you'd like to make your bathroom look larger and more luxurious, or simply looking to update the style of your current shower space? In this post, we'll share some great shower screen ideas for small bathrooms, to help you make the best decision for your space.
Keep reading for some helpful tips!
LOOK FOR A SHOWER SCREEN THAT HAS A FRAMELESS DESIGN - THIS WILL MAKE YOUR BATHROOM LOOK BIGGER
To make your bathroom look and feel bigger, consider a frameless shower screen. Frameless design helps create the illusion of more space with seamless lines to help achieve a true designer finish.
Another option is to opt for a clear glass fixed panel screen. A clear shower screen gives the illusion of even more space, and can help open up your bathroom in a way that no other design feature can.
Compared to framed shower screens, frameless options are usually more expensive – but the added value is worth it! You’re essentially getting a cleaner overall look for your bathroom, for an investment that pays off in the long run.
FRAMED OR FRAMELESS SHOWER SCREEN TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM APPEAR LARGER?
When it comes to shower screens, there are three main categories you can choose from: framed, semi-frameless or frameless shower screens.
Framed shower screens have a frame around the shower screen door and panel, providing great durability.
A semi frameless shower screen is a modern design shower which uses less aluminium at the side of the doors to instantly make any bathroom look more modern, streamline and spacious On the other hand, frameless shower screens provide a modern look as they are made with no frame in mind, creating an expansive view of the shower space with minimal effort. You'll find more details on the difference between semi frameless and frameless shower screens on our FAQ's page.
SHOWER SCREEN DOOR STYLES
Shower screen doors are either hinged, pivot or sliding, when it comes to small size bathrooms, the shower opening will play a large part in creating an illusion of space. If you have enough space for a swinging door, this can be a great option. It can help make your bathroom look more spacious, just bear in mind that you will need to leave extra room for the door to swing open without hitting the vanity, toilet or bath tub.
Alternatively, opting for sliding doors is another great way to maximise space in your bathroom. The sleek and modern design of sliding doors makes them a great option for small bathrooms,
If you're really tight on space try the Classic sliding shower screen design which can include 2 smaller sliding panels that slide over each other allowing for a larger opening, while the overall shower space dimensions are kept to a minimum.
Modern new style barn door sliders are very popular with frameless sliding doors with their characteristic runners in full view at the top.
FIXED PANEL SHOWER SCREEN
Of course, you can opt to not have a shower door at all, and simply have a fixed panel shower screen installed instead. This can also be a great way to create the illusion of space, as you don’t need to leave any room for your door to open.
Simply choose a style of panel that complements the overall look and feel of your bathroom space, choose from framed or frameless shower panels and the channeling and hardware colours can be chosen to suit your bathroom tapware & decor.
CORNER SHOWER SCREENS
Another great way to create the illusion of extra space in your bathroom is by installing a corner shower screen. This type of screen features two fixed panels with an opening door set at an angle, or sometimes even a curved door.
This design can make your bathroom look more spacious and utilise the corner space effectively.
CHOOSE A SHOWER SCREEN MADE OF GLASS.
Glass shower screens not only look modern and stylish, but they are also more durable and easier to clean than other materials. They provide seamless style, privacy, and can help make your bathroom look larger and more luxurious.
While shower curtains are a less expensive option, they will add a visual barrier to the shower area, which can make the bathroom feel smaller; they will also be more likely to tear and rip, as well as attract mould, mildew, and dirt.
MAKE SURE TO MEASURE YOUR BATHROOM BEFORE YOU BUY A SHOWER SCREEN - YOU DON'T WANT IT TO BE TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL!
Knowing the correct shower screen size can be the difference between stunning and sloppy results in your bathroom. It is best to take careful measurements of your shower space before you invest in a shower screen. Make sure that you get the right fit as shower screens come in all shapes and sizes, so you don't want one that is too big or too small.
You can always DIY your shower screen, but this is where professional advice really makes all the difference, the team at Flexi Showers know all the tricks and are full of ideas on how to maximise even the smallest bathroom space.
They also take all the measurments, to ensure the fit of your new shower screen is perfect, taking into consideration of "not so straight' walls and floors, and best of all they are available across Melbourne and into regional areas.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM SPACE LOOK BIGGER OVERALL
Making a small bathroom look bigger can be tricky, however with the right tips, you will easily create a more spacious feel. · One of the most important elements of creating more space in your bathroom is to swap out your shower curtain for a shower screen; shower screens separate the bathroom into smaller sections which tricks the eye into thinking there is more space.
· Additionally, using light-coloured tiles and wallpapers can help to open up your bathroom and make it appear much larger. · Tiling direction is another important factor - many people think that if your tiles run in one direction the room will look bigger, however the best style is actually to have your tiles running at an angle. This helps to create a sense of depth and space which makes your bathroom pop! · To keep surfaces clean and decluttered, opt for built-in shelves, floating shelves or cabinets instead of having items displayed on the countertop. · Tuck cabinets into the wall with customised built in storage. · Bathroom mirrors can also help make your bathroom look bigger, as they reflect light and open up the space - You'll find bathoom mirror ideas here · Stick to a tight colour palette to create a unified and streamlined look, which will help to make your bathroom appear larger · Finally, consider getting a skylight installed in your shower area – this will allow natural light to flow in, which can help to keep the whole room feeling bright and open.o flow in, which can help to keep the whole room feeling bright and open.
With these helpful tips, you will no doubt create an impression of added space within your small sized bathroom.
If you need any help or advice along the way, our team at Flexi Showers Melbourne are more than happy to lend a helping hand. With an understanding of the latest bathroom trends in Melbourne and a focus on creating optimal bathroom space, we can help you to achieve the bathroom of your dreams. Give us a call or head to our showroom today and we'll be happy to help you get started on your bathroom transformation!
For more information on our quality custom made shower screens contact the Flexi Showers Team below.
Flexi Showers Shower Screens Melbourne Showroom - 138 National Blvd Campbellfield. 03 9469 6190
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