A beautiful ensuite puts the master in master suite and can increase the value of a property. So, what can you do if you’re working with a tight space and need small ensuite ideas?
With the right floor plan and some space-saving tricks, a small ensuite design can feel spacious and luxurious. Whether you’re renovating an existing bathroom or building new, if space is limited you need to read these small ensuite ideas.
Small ensuite designs with room for a tub
Adding a bathtub to a small ensuite might sound crazy, but with the right floor plan, and the right tub, it’s totally possible. Luxury bath brand Victoria + Albert has launched the smallest bath in their collection – the Vetralla – which is perfect for small ensuites and bathrooms. Unlike a built-in bath, this freestanding bathtub doesn’t block off floor and wall space and can be moved around or angled to fit into tighter spaces.
Small ensuite ideas: Keep it off the floor
Rather than installing a floor-standing bathroom vanity, go for a wall-mounted vanity. The ‘floating’ appearance of the vanity will create the illusion of more space. Choose a beautiful vanity with plenty of storage to keep the ensuite free of clutter.
Space-saving small ensuite designs
Just like keeping the vanity off the floor can create the illusion of more space, so too can a wall-mounted toilet. Choose a wall-mounted toilet with a hidden cistern so it takes up less space within the walls of the room.
Just make sure it’s not installed in front of a door, because the bathroom door will inevitably be left open at some point, and the last thing you want to see from your beautiful master bedroom is a toilet!
Customise key features to suit the space
Many people think custom-made cabinetry (or anything for that matter) comes with a hefty price tag, but tailoring cabinetry to perfectly fit the space is more accessible than ever. Melbourne’s Ingrain Designs produce custom timber vanities from locally-sourced timber, and have strong sustainable values, often using recycled timbers.
Small ensuite idea: Add face-level storage
When space is limited a large bathroom vanity with plenty of storage drawers might not be an option. Instead, keep clutter under control and bathroom essentials within easy reach with a hidden storage mirror.
The space-saving design of this timber storage mirror from Ingrain Designs makes it a stylish way to keep the counter tops bare, apart from a set of luxury hand wash and cream, of course.
Shower recess ideas for small ensuites
Make a small bathroom appear more spacious with a frameless, clear glass shower screen, as this allows the eye to see the whole room – Stegbar have a range of frameless shower screens to create a contemporary ensuite design.
Thinking about the shower floor tile? When choosing tiles for small bathrooms opt for a neutral palette and avoid tiles that require an obvious or contrasting grout line, as this can make the space feel smaller.