My tiny bathroom measures only 190cm x 155cm and comprises a shower cubicle,
a toilet and a basin. I drastically need to update to a clean, smart and
modern design and maximise space, particularly the space in which to shower.
Anyone got any great ideas or have designed such a small space before?
Depending on where the door is, that's not a particularly small space
for a shower room, and there should be plenty of room. We've recently
done a really nice shower, toilet and basin setup in not much more
than half that area. It could actually be possible in the space you
have to fit a bath, separate shower, toilet and basin, although a more
spacious setup without the bath is probably preferable. As the
previous reply said, position of doors and windows determines what is
We have a small shower room and an adjacent toilet, that we're
planning to knock together to make a combined shower room and toilet
of similar dimensions to yours (224 x 151 cm in fact). There are no
windows but two extractor fans, one of which would be removed, and one
door would be blocked in. We're going to do away with the old corner
shower cubicle and have one end of the room reserved for the shower,
with a transparent sliding partition across the full width, dimensions
approx. 96 x 151 cm. You could even make the whole thing into a wet
room, tiling the walls and floor right through and having a floor
drain and no partition, but we're not doing that.
In article , djc
How's it sealed round the edges, e.g. floor-to-wall? And I assume the
underfloor pipes are not insulated, right? Does anyone insulate
underfloor pipes? We've got some longish pipe runs to a downstairs loo,
and it takes an age to get hot water through. Waste of water and energy,
but I wondered what the standard is.
.... As the previous
reply said, position of doors and windows determines what is
And the position of the soil pipe/outlet. You will not want to reposition it
for a trivial reason.
In article ,
Ours isn't much bigger - the extra being more than taken up by the bath
as well as the stuff you listed.
Plain white. Pale floor.
Has the advantage of being very cheap, very easy to get right, easy to
repair in the unlikely event of damage, and makes it bright and light
The only downside (oddly not that it's hard to clean, it isn't) but that
it's sometimes a bit too bright - if you fancy lounging in a hot bath
you'll need to do it with candles or something as the ceiling lights are
a bit fierce for relaxing.
The floor is a wedi fundo tray : 40mm
"Styrofoam core coated with a polymer-modified cement coating and
reinforced with glass fibre". The walls are similar but 12mm. All the
joints were taped with a rubberised sealing strip before tiling. And just
in case there is some silicone on the corners. It's been very satisfactory
for five years now. The 40mm of insulation underfoot means the tiles never
As its in a 2nd floor flat uninsulated pipes are not too much of a worry.
If I was doing it again I might do so, but the problem of having to wait
for hot water to come through is down to the combi boiler. Insulation might
make some difference if the water system was in constant use, but I am out
all day, and it is usual for several hours to pass before hot water is
How does that work, then? Is the cistern remote from the pan?
If so, would it not be as well to have the cistern above head height
instead, like in the good old days when you had a pull handle on the
end of a chain? Why ever were they done away with?
I find that hard to believe, unless you're using undersize parts
(for example I understand you can get 150cm long baths, but really
nothing under 170cm is worth having unless you're a shortie), or
unless you don't think you need much floor space for yourself
(over and above the space taken up by the parts).
It could be done, I think, without a separate shower (i.e. mount
the shower on the wall above the bath taps, so you're standing in
the bath when having a shower), but with a separate shower the
figures just don't add up.
The bath (170x70) must go along one long side, wasting 20x70;
The shower (80x80) would probably need to go in one of the
remaining two corners, wasting 80x5.
This leaves only 110x85 into which to fit a toilet (40x70) and
basin (50x40), and enough cruising room to access everything.