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How to make the most of an oddly shaped bathroom

18 May 2017

An oddly shaped bathroom should not be deemed a hindrance. Instead, we encourage you to embrace it and not fight the limitations that maybe present.

The truth is, with careful planning, executing clever designs and being creative with your product choices your oddly shaped bathroom could actually be the basis of a completely unique interior design project.

Through utilising and working with the confinements of the room it may well work in your favour. Not only will you undoubtedly add the ‘wow factor’ to your home but there is also scope to increase the value of the property if you are committed to accentuating the finer details within the overall refurbishment project.

The first, and arguably the most important, step is recognising potential limitations, embracing them and having a willingness to work with them for the greater good. These limitations can present themselves in many a different form but traditionally speaking will include one of the following:

Alcoves

Sloping Ceilings

Angled Walls

Bulk Heads

Cylinder & Boiler Cupboards

Alcoves

Alcoves should not be deemed an unusable or unattractive space because, with a little bit of imagination, they can be transformed into a bespoke storage area, enhanced further with the installation of featured spot lights or purpose built and made to measure units.

Making the most of this space can really help to add depth to the room. As a result of exploiting every nook and cranny and utilizing it to your advantage you can create a clean and minimalistic look by concealing unattractive, however necessary, ‘clutter’.


Sloping Ceilings, Angled Walls & Bulk Heads

Large and vast in appearance sloping ceilings, angled walls & bulk heads are by far the biggest cause for concern when it comes to renovating a room in which they are featured within – especially if the area isn’t big to begin with.

The secret is to utilise the off wall design, which is where a trained eye can come in handy.

Depending on a number of influencing factors there is often scope to incorporate the intruding feature into the refurbishment project by using it to your advantage.

Whether installing a bespoke shower enclosure or end to end bath in the alcove of a sloping ceiling, creating a bespoke run of furniture along an angled wall or constructing a stud wall with concentrated niches in order to include an intruding bulk head there are ways and means to consume these limitations within the design and enhance your overall refurbishment.


Cylinder & Boiler Cupboards

The unattractive problem with a cylinder or boiler cupboard which is located in the bathroom is the large chunk of space that it consumes in a room which is often relatively small to begin with.

Usually creating corners there are ways and means to embrace the offending intrusion without having to consider removing / relocating it, which can become increasingly expensive.

Things like installing corner shower enclosures or sanitary ware fixtures whether wall hung WC or a purpose built concealed basin unit to incorporating attractive shelving compartments and creating bespoke niches for optimum storage; there are a number of things you can do and the above is just a small selection of the possibilities.


Remember, the first and most important step to overcoming these limitations is to embrace them. Through careful planning, executing clever designs and being creative with your product choices your oddly shaped bathroom could actually be the basis of a completely unique interior design project.

MoreBathrooms, part of the Passmore group, is a Leeds based bathroom-by-design specialist. Whether you require a complete bathroom solution or a bathroom renovation MoreBathrooms offer bathroom design incorporating expert knowledge and advice in all themes, ranges and styles as part of their complete supply & installation service.

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