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Hints and Tips for Creating the Perfect Cloakroom Bathroom

Sometimes it's the smallest rooms in our homes that cause the most problems when it comes to interior design. Although there's less work involved in the renovating process, there is also less space to work with.

Cloakroom bathrooms are one of the smallest rooms in our homes, and as certain elements and bathroom units have to be included, it's important to get it right from the off. Here are our tips on creating the perfect powder room:

Use your space wisely

It sounds an obvious tip, but never is it more important to use your space wisely than when planning a cloakroom. Firstly, make sure you measure accurately, and consider different angles and layouts for your new bathroom, where plumbing allows of course.

Secondly, choose your fixtures and fittings wisely. There is a variety of bathroom suites designed specifically as cloakroom suites and these are ideal for downstairs toilets. Weigh up your options by visiting a bathroom store, such as Park Street Interiors; you'll be surprised by the amount of choice available, even for such a compact space: everything from basic bathroom suites to designer bathrooms is available.

Think about storage

Yes, a cloakroom or powder room doesn't need the same sort of storage as a family bathroom; after all, it will be mainly guests and visitors using it. But this doesn't mean you should forget about incorporating bathroom cabinets.

It's a good idea to include bespoke or ready-made bathroom furniture where possible, so that you can store hand towels, toilet rolls and cleaning products. In a small space such as a powder room, having less clutter on surfaces will make the room feel bigger.

Add a touch of fun!

You may think the d├ęcor of small spaces should be kept to a neutral minimum, and on the whole this is true, but if there is anywhere that you can get away with a touch of colour and fun, your downstairs toilet is the place to do so.

Think about adding a feature wall of bathroom tiles, or splurging on fancy lighting or an ornate mirror. Your new bathroom will be mainly used by guests, after all, so why not make it a talking point?

Inspiration to renovate your cloakroom: available within the Art of Living

If your cloakroom has seen better days and is in need of a makeover, look no further than the Art of Living group. From beautiful designer bathrooms and bathroom furniture at Park Street Interiors, through to stunning bathroom tiles at the Ceramic Tile Warehouse and the Stone Gallery, you'll find everything you need to complete your new bathroom. Once complete, your guests won't want to leave!