6 clever layout ideas for compact bathrooms

These real life examples of small scale bathrooms are full of inspiration and expertise in getting the most of your space.

By Hugh Metcalf | 22 January 2020

Bathrooms are often the smallest spaces in a property, but these ideas from real spaces pack in plenty of functionality per square metre.

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Image: Dinkee freestanding bath, BC Designs 

No matter what the budget for your build or renovation, there’s often only so far you can stretch your space. One of the room’s that often suffers for lack of room? The bathroom – in fact, the average size in the UK is the same as a King Size bed.

However, our designers and architects are well versed in getting the most of a compact space, as these real life examples of space-efficient bathrooms goes to show.

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Image: Juliet Murphy 

This clever design, in the home of architect James Beazer of Urban Mesh, manages to squeeze a bath, shower and vanity into a compact area with an unusual but effective layout.