A bathroom in a modern house or apartment built in the 21st century has a fairly large area. The situation is completely different in residential buildings and entire neighborhoods designed and built in the middle and beginning of the last twentieth century. Very often, bathrooms in old post-war and Soviet buildings have only 4 square meters of useful and necessary area for every person. Here, as they say, a conflict of interest arises: we have extensive knowledge and big plans for the renovation and design of the bathroom, but very often we cannot realize our renovation and design ideas due to the banal reason for the lack of space..
Perfectly save space in a small bathroom: a compact shower cubicle, a wall-hung sink, a top-loading washing machine, provided that it is located in the bathroom.
It is imperative to use, if any in the building, various niches and recesses for use as shelves for accessories or in order to hide sanitary communications.
You can prepare a bathroom project yourself, taking into account the main significant stages of repair, materials, interior and, of course, your needs, preferences and ideas. Or you can entrust the design of a small, but very necessary bathroom in every home to professional designers. In this case, the project will be more accurate, detailed, ergonomic, but more noticeable for your wallet, since design and design services are paid.
In any case, at this stage you must decide on the items of sanitary and household appliances that you consider necessary to place in the bathroom: a cabin, a corner bath, a toilet bowl, a sink, furniture, accessories, and also voice your preferences regarding design and interior.
At the stage of renovation, the main and very important matter will be the choice of building materials. Popular solutions for small bathrooms are: wall and floor decoration with ceramic tiles, agglomerate (artificial stone), porcelain stoneware, plastic, wall leveling and painting with paint that is resistant to high humidity.
Also, when carrying out repair work, it is imperative to take into account the planned design ideas and solutions: where and how the plumbing will be located, what furniture and accessories will be installed, under what colors and light to prepare the room.
A design solution for a small bathroom must be made entirely in light colors or with light volumetric accents in darker areas. This will give a small small room an additional visual volume, visually enlarge and expand a small space..
Mirrors and mirror elements, glossy surfaces will help in the visual expansion of the space of a small bathroom. And always a bright saturated light. These can be spotlights, fluorescent lamps, lighting of different parts of the room. Lighting can include different modes of operation.
The task of equipping, renovating and designing a small bathroom, if it is combined with a toilet, will become even more time-consuming. Time consuming does not mean impossible. Choosing the most compact plumbing fixtures: wall-hung toilet and sink, «modest» a shower cubicle or a shower with a tray and a curtain in size, we place a minimum of lightweight furniture, for example, several hanging shelves, small cabinets.
Such little tricks will allow you to preserve the spacious atmosphere as much as possible and even, for example, install a washing machine in a small bathroom, but always with a top load..
In general, the interior creates a unique feeling and a special perception of the room from the inside. It is the creation of a unique interior that is the last final stage of the transformation of the bathroom, located on a small area of 4 square meters. And to complete, in some cases supplement, the design can be done with interior tricks: accents and accessories in various interior styles.
Even small bathrooms can be decorated in the most popular styles: classic and neoclassical, modern, minimalist, nautical, Scandinavian, Mediterranean, English, oriental, country, retro, provence, art deco, eco-style, hi-tech.
Today, a bathroom is not only a beautiful renovation, but also modern technologies in renovation and design solutions. An incredibly popular underfloor heating, which is simply irreplaceable for the bathroom. Suspended sanitary ware with high ergonomics.
Modern, including automatic ventilation systems that allow the bathroom atmosphere not to be oversaturated with moisture and extraneous unpleasant odors.
Various innovative lighting systems, including multi-level, touch-sensitive and automatic, various types of lamps, lamps and backlights.
Large selection of sliding and folding interior doors that save space on already limited space.
A bathroom is an integral and necessary, moreover, multifunctional room, without which no comfortable house or apartment will be comfortable and complete. If you follow all the recommendations of real repair specialists, experienced plumbers, leading designers, you will definitely carry out the planned project for redevelopment, renovation, design and interior decoration of a bathroom with a modest area of 4 square meters..