Is your bathroom a bit of an ugly duckling? If so, fear not! No matter how unusual its dimensions may be, rest assured that you can turn any shaped bathroom into a beautiful swan. Well, figuratively speaking, at least. In today’s blog post, we’ll share a few key strategies to help you make the most of your oddly shaped bathroom.
The pitfalls of an awkward bathroom shape
Whether you’ve got one too many corners in your bathroom, alcoves in all the wrong places, or the ceiling just slants down a little bit too much, there are a few issues that can rear their heads in unusually shaped bathrooms. Primarily, the problems you may face will be to do with installation of common bathroom inclusions such as wash basins, toilets, and – of course – whirlpool baths. On top of these things, you may also have difficulty finding the right spot to store your everyday bathroom items like cleaning products, shampoos, and so on. Luckily, all of these things can be solved with a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking.
Finding a whirlpool bath or shower that fits your bathroom
The first major hurdle when it comes to decking out your idiosyncratic bathroom is likely to be the main event of any bathroom: the bathtub, shower, or both. Thankfully, there are a number of options available that diverge from the conventional rectangular tub – and many that include over-bath showers to save on space. One fantastic option that’ll fit almost any bathroom shape is the classic corner whirlpool bath. If you’ve got two walls that meet, one of these will probably fit your bathroom. Alternatively, for a little more freedom in your bathroom layout, why not go for an iconic freestanding bath? This is great if you have a sloping ceiling that might prevent access to a tub that’s flush to the wall.
Optimising storage for an oddly shaped bathroom
The other key issue to tackle with your unique bathroom shape is likely to be storage. From towels to toothbrushes, even if you think you don’t need too much storage, you might be surprised at the reality. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that you can integrate storage into your bathroom without the need for large, space-sapping cupboards, or even anything that sits against a flat wall at all. One popular choice at the moment is multi-functional design, which incorporates storage into things that may already be present in your bathroom – like your wash basin. Vanity units are a stylish and practical way to combine essential storage space with a must-have part of any bathroom: a sink. Want to take things even further? Then check out the RH Trojan Repono: an all-bells-and-whistles whirlpool bath with storage space built right in.
We hope you’ve taken a little inspiration from our ideas for making the most of an unusually shaped bathroom. Feel free to explore our online whirlpool bath shop now for even more ideas, or call the team anytime on 0800 028 6174 to ask the experts anything.