Top Design Ideas for Compact Bathrooms


Smaller bathrooms really are a challenge when renovating the bathroom. These days bathrooms appear to be getting smaller and family bathrooms are compact spaces. But with the right vision you can turn a compact bathroom into a luxury inspired space.

Quadrant shower trays are probably the best bathroom product you can acquire for a smaller bathroom. These shower trays are designed for a corner position and come in square or rectangular designs with a stylish curved front offering elegant and style to the bathroom space. The best feature is that the quadrant shower trays help you maximise your floor space.

Another advantage to the quadrant shower trays is the enclosures that have been designed to fit these trays have sliding doors, so you don’t have to worry about the door swinging open and banging into any of your other bathroom products.

quadrant shower trays

Quadrant Shower Trays

Reducing the clutter in the bathroom is as important as the shower tray you choose. There is nothing worse than a small bathroom filled with towels, toiletries and other bathroom items. A vanity unit combined with the quadrant shower trays are just simple ways to make the most of your bathroom space while reducing the clutter and giving everything its own storage space.

The toilet you choose will also impact the space which is why back to wall toilets are such a top choices these days in smaller bathroom designs. These toilets, like the quadrant shower trays, are designed to maximise the floor space you have available.

The back to wall toilets have the cistern hidden in the wall and the toilet bowl is mounted directly to the wall. This can save considerable space when working with a small bathroom.

Now you have the quadrant shower tray, vanity and toilet, you need to ensure your bathroom is light and bright. The lighter the bathroom the more spacious it will feel. If your bathroom doesn’t have an abundance of natural light choose mirrors with lights to add that additional lighting.

Lightly coloured walls, white quadrant shower trays and plenty of light are the recipe to success when designing a smaller bathroom space.

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Walk In Shower Enclosures Are a Modern and Stylish Shower Choice


2013 is a year of luxurious and spa inspired bathrooms. Everyone is aiming for the modern bathroom design and when installing a shower, the walk in shower enclosure is the modern design you were looking for. These walk in shower enclosures are a great choice for both large and smaller bathroom designs.

The walk in shower enclosure are stylish and elegant offering all bathrooms that modern finish. Being made from clear glass they allow light to flow freely, helping you achieve the light and bright bathroom space that ensures your bathroom has a spacious feel.

walk in shower enclosures

walk in shower enclosures

Don’t get me wrong walk in shower enclosures are not only for the ultra-modern bathroom design, they blend in beautifully in a traditional bathroom. They have a clear glass pane of glass and a chrome bar which attaches it to the wall, it’s stylish, modern and minimalistic and works beautifully in any bathroom design.

The Plus Side

The biggest advantage about the walk in shower enclosures is the fact there is no door, making them great for the more compact bathroom design. You don’t have to worry that the door will swing open and knock against another bathroom item and they have a large opening for getting in and out of the shower.

Design

The walk in shower enclosures are available in three exciting design choices. There is the standard which is minimalistic in design with straight edges that fits against a wall on the one side.

The second choice is the curved walk in shower enclosures, they are also minimalistic in design offering that gentle curve which enhances your bathroom when you have used rounded baths, basins and toilets.

The last choice is the walk in shower enclosures with side panel. The panel ensures there is no water leakage when you need a larger shower space. Also finished in clear glass in blends in with your shower enclosure perfectly.

Shower Placement

It doesn’t matter what shower enclosure you choose, where you place your shower in the bathroom is the most important factor. You want to ensure you maximise your floor space, this is why so many smaller bathrooms choose a corner position.

Take advantage of the side and inline panels available to ensure your shower doesn’t leak and that you have a stunning bathroom design that makes a statement in your home.

Shower Enclosures for the Smaller Bathroom Space


I think one of the hardest things to do is design a smaller bathroom. In a year where everyone is designing spa-inspired and luxury bathrooms, those stuck with compact bathrooms have to decide how to make the space work for them.

In a smaller bathroom environment you have to be so careful where you place your bathroom products and it’s essential you ensure that there are no products that obstruct other products. For example, if you choose a pivot or hinged shower door for a smaller bathroom, these doors could swing open and bang into your vanity or even toilet. If this happens the entry may be obstructed, this could leave you trying to squeeze into a small opening when getting in and out of your shower.

This is why when choosing shower enclosures in a small bathroom space, you should choose those that don’t swing open and there are a number of options available.

Sliding Door Shower Enclosures

The sliding door shower enclosures are one of the top choices when finding a shower door that doesn’t swing open. It helps you maximise your floor space in smaller bathrooms and they are modern and stylish in design.

Sliding Shower Enclosures

Sliding Door Shower Enclosures

The sliding door shower enclosure slides on a rail located at the top and bottom of the shower, they are easy for everyone in the family to use and reduce the risk of water leaking onto your floor while showering.

Bi-Fold Door Shower Enclosures

The bi-fold door shower enclosures are also a top choice. These shower doors also work on rail system like the sliding door shower enclosures except that they fold up, just like a concertina file.

Bi-fold shower door

Bi-fold Shower Door

The doors fold in towards the shower rather than out, so they don’t compromise your floor space. These shower enclosures are also sleek and stylish and blend in beautifully with any bathroom design.

Walk In Shower Enclosures

The walk in shower enclosures are a modern choice and unlike the sliding door shower enclosures, these do not have any doors but rather an opening with a lip that ensures water doesn’t leak out while showering.

walk in shower enclosures

Walk in shower enclosures

Whichever you choose, whether it’s the sliding door shower enclosures, bi-fold or walk in option, you can maximise your floor space and ensure that your smaller bathroom layout works for you.

Quadrant Shower Enclosures – The Best Choice for Smaller Bathrooms


One of the hardest things to do when renovating your home is working with a small bathroom. Smaller bathrooms are so limited in what you can and can’t do, but there is no reason you should compromise on style and elegance when working with a more compact space.

In fact the smaller bathroom is more common than you think. Homes seem to be built on a smaller scale these days, leaving family bathrooms small spaces where you have the choice to place a bath and compromise your floor space or add a shower.

Why Quadrant Shower Enclosures?

The quadrant shower trays are a unique shape perfectly designed for a corner position. These trays are usually square or rectangular with a gentle curved front which offers sophistication and elegance to your bathroom space.

The quadrant shower enclosures are specifically designed to fit these trays and come with sliding doors which are perfect for any smaller bathroom where you are trying to maximise your floor space. The sliding doors open with ease offering ample room for getting in and out of the shower and the biggest bonus is that they do not swing open into the bathroom area.

Quadrant Sliding Shower Enclosures Doors

Quadrant Sliding Shower Enclosures

As you can imagine when working with a smaller space, choosing a shower enclosure that has a swinging door is impractical. This will compromise your floor space dramatically and leave you with the risk that your shower door will swing open and there will be an obstacle in the way. In turn this means that the door will not be able to open properly and may have you trying to squeeze through a small space to get in and out of your shower.

Planning

Every bathroom needs careful planning, but this couldn’t be more true when working with a smaller space. You need to measure the area carefully and then choose your fittings and fixtures accordingly. You want to keep as much as your floor space as possible, which is why I always choose the quadrant shower enclosures when working with limited space.

The quadrant shower enclosures fit into a corner space with ease leaving more than enough room for your vanity with basin and toilet.

Adding a mirror to the wall will help reflect light into the space and due to the fact that the quadrant shower enclosures come with clear glass panels that light can flow throughout the space, making it feel lighter, brighter and more spacious.

The Easy Way to Design a Shower


Shower design can be daunting, there are so many shower trays to choose from, so many enclosures and then there are a selection of shower kits, shower heads and valves. But it’s so important that you make the right choice to blend in with the overall design of your bathroom space.

Here are a few tips to help you design the perfect shower to match your overall bathroom design.

The Compact Bathroom

If you have a smaller bathroom, chances are that you have chosen a shower because a bath would overpower the space. Smaller bathrooms benefit from light and bright, so plenty of white walls, white bathroom products, glass and chrome.

compact bathroom design

The best shower choice for the smaller spaces are the quadrant showers, the trays are quadrant which fit perfectly into a corner position with a stylish curved front. Square and rectangular enclosures that fit these trays have sliding doors which don’t compromise on space and don’t leave you concerned that your shower door will swing open and bash into another of your bathroom products.

The Walk in Design

Modern bathrooms benefit from the style and elegance of a walk in shower design. These are easy to choose and you can place them in a corner or along a wall, whichever you prefer. Use the rectangular shower trays giving you more room to move around. The walk in enclosures are modern and sophisticated with panes of clear glass that allow the light to flow through with ease. The advantage to the walk in design is that there are no doors and if your enclosure doesn’t fit your rectangular shower trays, a side or inline panel will do the trick.

The Bi-Fold Design

Bi-Fold shower doors are very elegant and work beautifully in any bathroom design when combined with rectangular shower trays which offer versatility and more showering space. The rectangular shower trays can be placed in a corner or along the wall, whichever works best with your design. The bi-fold doors work as a concertina effect folding in towards the shower so they don’t take up any additional floor space.

Other Options

Some people prefer the door opening size offered by the pivot or hinged shower doors, these doors swing open so are only suitable for the larger bathroom space. Again these work beautifully when combined with rectangular shower trays and using inline panels you can easily get your enclosure to seal off reducing the risk of leaks while you shower.

Compact Bathroom Tips


I think we’ve all ended up in the situation where we have had to design a small or compact bathroom space. It’s not an easy task when you’re trying to place a toilet, basin and shower into a small space.

Long and rectangular bathrooms that are galley style can be one of the hardest to design, but with the right bathroom products, colour and plenty of light, you can turn this small bathroom into a stylish space.

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Small Bathroom

Your Shower

The first step in the process is to determine if a shower is the right choice for you. In many smaller bathrooms, a bath is not an ideal choice and will take up way too much of your floor space.

Quadrant shower trays are a top choice for compact bathrooms, these shower trays can be fitted into the corner of the bathroom maximising your floor space. The great thing about these shower trays is the gentle curve that they offer, you can base your entire design around this stylish tray.

Another option is a wet room, though there are many people that will choose quadrant shower trays over a wet room design due to convenience and practicality.

Your Basin

Even in the smallest of bathrooms you want some form of storage, without it your bathroom will become cluttered and messy. Keeping in with your quadrant shower trays you can choose a vanity unit that includes a basin, this way you are maximising your space and making the most of what space you have available.

Vanities are essential for any bathroom, but I feel they are more important in a smaller bathroom area. It only takes a few items to be left out for a small space to look messy and cluttered.

Your Toilet

Toilets come in a choice of designs. Now if you have chosen quadrant shower trays then you want a toilet that is oval or round, back to wall toilets are exceptionally popular and ideal for the smaller bathroom space. These toilets have the cistern hidden behind the wall, this means only the toilet bowl and pedestal are in the room, saving you plenty of space when you need it most.

Light and Bright

When designing a compact bathroom you will concentrate on maximising the space you have available, but another very important aspect is the colour you choose. You want an abundance of natural light, using large windows wherever possible and combine that with white walls and floor and your bathroom will feel spacious, airy and bright.