In the summer months, when the central heating is off, towels can quickly end up smelling of damp soon after they've been washed, because they haven't been able to dry properly after use. As it's not part of your central heating system, this electric heated towel rail can be turned on for short bursts whenever it's needed to dry a towel. Plus, it has a pull out heated rack for drying clothes too, perfect if you don't have room or want of a tumble drier.
When that clothes drying rack isn't required, it folds back against the heated towel rail, so it's not crowding the bathroom. It also comes with an air blower to direct air around the room, warming up the whole bathroom. Brilliant.
If you've no space for a basin within a vanity unit or a standalone basin with plenty of room up top for toothbrush holder, soap and beaker, wall-hung accessories are what you need. Keep your toothpaste and brushes in a beaker fixed to the wall.
Install a small shelf for any additional toiletries that you use regularly. One that doubles up as a towel rail is particularly useful.
If you're running out of storage space in your bathroom and have a basin supported by a slim pedestal, this under-sink shelving unit, designed to hug the pedestal, could solve this problem. As everything is on display though, try to only use it for attractive toiletries.
To get the most out of your bathroom basin, you need to put some sort of storage area underneath it. In the Laura Ashley vanity unit and basin above, a deep draw conceals the pipework and offers space for personal hygiene items and unattractive toiletries, whilst the display shelf below is perfect for storing spare towels.
Raising it up above the ground so that you can see underneath the unit also helps to enhance the illusion of space in the room, so it's a winner all round.
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If you have kids and are forever tripping over the little step that helps them reach the sink, this Cooke & Lewis vanity unit with integrated pull-out step will impress you. It comes with a roomy cupboard too.
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And a vanity unit can be fitted into even the tiniest space. A deep cupboard has been slotted under this basin and there is further room underneath for a basket full of pretty toiletries.
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If you've always loved the glamour associated with a stand-alone slipper bath, but never thought you'd fit one in your tiny bathroom, think again. The Albion Bath Company's rangy of Tubby baths are designed for smaller bathing spaces.
The Tubby Torre baths start from 1.3m in length and are still deep enough for a fab soak. These wee tubs come in a range of finishes from bang on trend polished pewter and burnished metallic, to Dulux Trade and Farrow & Ball colours. Away from the bathroom, one of these baths could also look lovely at the foot of a bed.
As they reflect their surroundings, mirrors naturally make a room look and feel bigger. These square mirrored floating shelves, make an attractive display area for pretty bathroom bits and double up as drawers too, providing valuable hidden storage. They can be stacked side by side as shown above, or vertically.
They are also available in triangular format for corner spaces. If you can, try to conceal all your bathroom clutter, as the neater a room looks, the more spacious it will feel too.
These units could also work in bedrooms, hallways and the lounge.
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Just because you don't have enough floor space for a stand-alone shower and bath, there is no need to sacrifice one or the other of these. The latest combi shower baths are looking fantastic.
You hardly notice the clear screen on this combi bath shower from Heritage Bathrooms' Rhyland collection, ensuring the period style showers and taps remain the focal point.
Whilst this shower screen from Simpsons folds away to sit inconspicuously by the wall.
And this L-shaped bath from Bathrooms.com ensures that you have a roomier shower area.
Shower curtains can still look lovely too, particularly when combined with a roll top bath. This Dunelm Mill one costs just £9.99 so you can easily replace it when you're ready for a change of scene.
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So, your bathroom might be tiny, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to choose a shower over a bath. The standard bath is around 1700mm long, but many manufacturers make more compact tubs. Check them out, you might just find one that will fit into your space.
You can even get roll-top and slipper baths in mini-me versions. And remember if you can raise the tub off the floor on legs you will make your room feel larger. The downside of this is there is more floor to clean and it's not easy to get a mop under there.
Whilst free-standing baths are beautiful and have an air of glamour about them, built-in baths sometimes work better in particularly compact spaces. You can tuck them right into the corners, combine them with a shower enclosure and tile them so that they blend into the background and, consequently, make the room feel more spacious.
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A small bathroom can be an enjoyable place to spend time in, providing it is cleverly designed to ensure that it doesn't feel overcrowded. One way to achieve this is to opt for sanitaryware that you can see underneath. And, as this traditional roll-top bath shows, your look doesn't have to be modern.
The further your eye can see beneath the sink, the toilet and even the bath, the bigger the room will appear. And vanity units can also be taken off the ground, there is no need to sacrifice storage in order to keep the floor space clear.
You can apply the same principles to taps too. By cantilevering the taps from the wall, instead of rising them from a side of the basin or bath, you further reduce the visual clutter in the room and add to the illusion of space.
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