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.

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.

How to Design a Shower


The decision to add a shower to your bathroom is often because you are looking for convenience, functionality and practicality while saving on floor space. But at the same time you need to make a lot of decisions when it comes to installing shower, including where you are going to place it.

Placement

The placement of your shower is imperative when designing a bathroom, you obviously want to save on floor space, but you still want to enjoy the functionality and practicality a shower has to offer.

The best way to achieve this is to work to a strict bathroom layout with clear measurements that will help you determine the best place for your shower and the best size shower tray, this way you are assured that your shower will not be too big and overpower your bathroom space.

Shower Tray

Once you know exactly where you intend placing your shower and the size shower tray you need, you can start shopping around.  There are a number of shower trays available in various shapes and sizes, so you are guaranteed to find the right one for your bathroom space.

quadrant shower trays

Quadrant shower trays are the ideal choice if you intend placing your shower in the corner.  These are generally square or rectangular in design with a stylish curved front and work beautifully with the quadrant shower enclosures which have sliding doors helping you maximise your space.

Then there are the rectangular or square shower trays, which can be placed in the corner or along the wall with ease.

Shower Enclosure

Now that you have your shower tray it’s time to decide on the best enclosure that will work within your bathroom space.  There are such a wide variety available.  If you are limited on space then the sliding door, bi-fold door and the walk in designs are the best choice.  These three enclosures do not have a door that swings open.

If you want a large opening and a door that swings open you have a choice of either the pivot or hinged door shower enclosures to choose from.

Shower Heads

My favourite part of designing any shower is choosing a shower head.  These days shower heads come in such a great selection of shapes and sizes.  There are the star shaped shower heads, the square and even the round designs.

When choosing shower heads bear in mind that you can mount them either on the wall or directly above on the ceiling.