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What is an ensuite bathroom?

An ensuite bathroom is simply a bathroom that is directly connected to a bedroom. This adds to the privacy and comfort of the real estate. In most cases, the master bedroom of a property has an ensuite bathroom. Building these attached bathrooms also help to improve the overall property valuation.

Design ideas to make your bathroom special

If you have an ensuite bathroom with any of your master bedrooms, the biggest challenge that you may face is to try and fit all necessary things in it. You will still need that shower, the toilet, the sink, and other essentials, but the space constraint can make it look very cramped. This blog will try to make it simpler for you with designing ideas for a small bathroom. When space is a problem, the following tips can do the trick.

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1. Corner sink

Corner sink456_Witches Falls-HR, by Witches Falls Cottages on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

A corner sink can help you save a lot of real estate. Install it in a vacant corner across the toilet for optimal utilization of the available area. There are various types of fashionable corner sinks available in the market. All you need to do is to pick the one that suits you best. This will also add to the look and feel of your bathroom. 

2. Mirrors are your friend

ensuite bath mirrorPhoto by Vecislavas Popa from Pexels CC0

Mirrors play an important role in giving a small room a bigger feel. While it won’t have any effect on the actual space, it will make your bathroom look bigger and less cramped. 

3. Keep your ideas simple

Designing an ensuite bathroom comes with the pain of having to strike-off several things from the wish list. While you may wish to have all the modern amenities in your bathroom, your plan must be based on the practical availability of space. A well-designed small bathroom can look extremely elegant when decorated correctly. Use lighter colors on the walls and smart bathroom decors for the wow effect.  

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4. Keep the color scheme continuous

ensuite bathroom colorsRose Creek | 3349 NW 173rd St Edmond OK, by Bill Wilson on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Your ensuite bathroom is a continuation of your bedroom. Try to maintain this flow with the color scheme and interior decoration. Using completely different colors for the bathroom can look off in more ways than one. Choose the color of your toilet, bathroom walls and sink keeping the color combination of the attached bedroom in mind.

5. Use wallpapers

Adding a nice wallpaper can significantly enhance the look and feel of the bathroom. Choose a colorful one that goes best with the general color scheme. 

6. Use glass to separate your bathroom and bedroom

If you want to give your bedroom and ensuite bathroom a stylish modern feel, you can use a glass partition instead of a traditional door to separate the two. Apart from the added elegance, this will also give your master bedroom a different touch of romance.  

7. Optimal utilization of space

Bathroom spaceImage by midascode from Pixabay CC0

  • Shower curtains instead of doors

Shower curtainsMuirfield Village | 16244 Morningside Dr Edmond OK, by Bill Wilson on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Using shower curtains instead of shower doors can help you save space in an en suite bathroom. For small bathrooms, get a fashionable shower-tub combo. This will meet your daily requirements without eating much of the bathroom space.

  • Towel bars

Place the towel bar on the door to make the best use of the available space. This will let you keep the walls free. While this won’t save a lot of space, in a cramped en suite bath every inch will count. 

  • Have built-in storage units

Storage unitsMuirfield Village | 16368 Morningside Dr Edmond, by Bill Wilson on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Built-in storage units can help you save a lot of space without affecting the storage capacity. However, overdoing this can give an unwanted boxy feel to your ensuite bathroom.

  • Use the right tiles

Bathroom tilesPhoto by Christa Grover from Pexels CC0

Tiles that compliment the color scheme can make your bathroom look elegant and attractive. When designing a small bathroom, tiles play an important role in dictating the final look and feel.

  • Single shelf vanity

Choose a vanity with only one shelf. This will save a lot of space without drastically affecting the storage capacity. Modern manufacturers offer single shelf vanities with enough storage space for an ensuite bathroom. 

  • Wall-mounted faucet

Get a faucet that can be mounted on the wall. This will free a lot of floor area. When dealing with a small bathroom, a wall-mounted faucet can prove to be a great addition. This needs to be an important part of your bathroom design if you are looking to avoid the cramped feeling. 

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Get professional help

You can also get in touch with a top bathroom renovation contractor to do the designing for you. The professionals with experience in designing ensuite bathrooms are more likely to come up with better layouts that make optimal utilization of the available space. To be on the safer side, take quotes from multiple contractors before finalizing the deal. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get your ensuite bathroom design done by an expert today!

How to Design an Ensuite Bathroom was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Billy Guteng
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