If you favor the crisp, neat and tidy lines of a minimalistic home then why not plan your bathroom along the same lines? Small bathroom tubs are a great way to reduce clutter in the room, keeping it calm, practical and functional, but that doesn’t mean it has to have all the charm of a public convenience! With the right amount of thought put into both choosing the right bathtub, and also making the best possible use of the remaining space, it’s easy to create a unique, individual look which doesn’t over-rely on lots of fussy items to look great.
Go deep, go square or go round!
Ultra stylish, but small and space-saving with distinctly clean lines, there are lots of amazing tubs which complement minimalistic themes without taking too much floor space. If you need [or want] a bath fixed against a wall look into those which are either average width or a little narrower, and a little shorter than usual, but are several inches deeper than the average tub. This kind of bath provides all the comfort of soaking without having to compromise any more than necessary.
If you like the idea of bathing in a stone-resin tub check out the square type for sale online. Square shapes provide enough space for a nice bath without taking up too much room. Other freestanding shaped baths include the oval type and some fashioned like an egg.
Or choose the corner
Corner baths can also work well in smaller spaces – the same goes for corner toilets too – as they tend to occupy a lot of space which has traditionally been ignored, or not been big enough to do something else entirely with.
Use the space wisely
There’s no point in being minimalist with the tub then filling the rest of the bathroom with items which will make it look and feel cluttered. Look at heating systems which are either discreet or positioned in a space which is too small for anything else. This is where ladder or vertical radiators, or a heated towel rail in a similar style come into their own. You might even want to look for a space saving bathtub like these.
Storage is always needed in a bathroom but for the best clean lines go for the least possible, and choose to make a display of the things that cannot, or don’t need to be hidden away. Look at options like floating shelves or box shelves to hold towels, and corner cabinets for personal care items, as making more use of the walls is the easiest way to create a balanced look. [It never harms to be ruthless with the items you keep in the bathroom – do you really need them all? Could extras be kept in the utility room?]
Mirror mirror on the wall …
You probably already know just how amazing mirrors are at creating the illusion of light and space, so make the most of them in your bathroom.