There’s no point pining for his-and-her sinks, a statement walk-in shower or a double-ended roll top if they won’t fit. The truth of the matter is it isn’t going to be possible in the most UK bathrooms – apparently the average footprint is about the same as a king-size bed.
If you want to add extra storage to your bathroom, one of the best ways to make use of space is to install a vanity unit in place of a traditional basin and pedestal. Vanity units are a great option if you want to store plenty of toiletries, and keep the surfaces in your bathroom beautifully clear. A unit is also a good idea if you want to stow away cleaning products. Choose a Victorian-style washstand with a wooden cabinet for a country-style look. Alternatively, hi-gloss wall hung units are a good option for small bathrooms, as the extra floor space makes the room look larger (and makes cleaning easier too). When buying its a good idea to double check what’s included – some vanity units are freestanding and come complete with taps, others are units that are designed to be part of a fitted bathroom, with tops, waste and plinths bought separately. Take a look at our pick of the best.
This washstand has two soft-closing drawers. You can easily see and reach your things because the drawers pull out fully. Unique water trap design gives room for a full-sized drawer.
This will largely be dictated by your budget. Some bathroom companies offer a turn-key solution, with everything from planning and installation to decorating included in the price. While this isn’t the cheapest option, it can repay in terns of the speed and ease of your project. Alternatively you can design the space yourself, buy your own fittings, and hire a plumber or builder to work to your plan. While you have to ensure you get the layout right, and it will take more time to source products, it should work out cheaper in the long run.