In standard apartments, the bathroom is usually small. Often, a similar problem is found in Khrushchev houses. In a tiny bathroom, it is sometimes difficult to put a washing machine, but some photos with different design options give us hope for a better outcome. Small-sized premises can be made more spacious using compact plumbing with furniture, there are several small tricks to accommodate the washing machine without harming the rest of the bathroom.
In a small area, every centimeter of the bathroom should be optimally used.
How to increase the area
We'll have to revise the layout of the room. You will need to consider a new arrangement of communications, a doorway (if necessary in the transfer), where to place the plumbing and washing machine in the bathroom. The modest area severely limits the possibilities, you have to use every centimeter.
The most radical way to expand the bathroom is its association with the toilet. If possible, you can move the wall between the bathroom and the hallway, if the dimensions of the corridor allow, and the wall is not bearing. This will add to the main square a couple of square meters, where the washing machine and cabinet for bath accessories or household chemicals can easily fit.
The expansion of the area through the corridor will make the bathroom more functional
Important! When transferring communications or walls will need to coordinate this action with the BTI.
In Khrushchev, communications are often inconveniently located, it may be necessary to change the layout, taking into account the new location of the plumbing. It is important to think in advance, for convenience, having drawn a scaled plan with printed dimensions and all the important interior details. For inspiration, you can see the photo with the repair in the bathroom, combined with a toilet, it will help to find interesting ideas.
Even on a small square, you can make a stylish design in the bathroom.
Features of the design of small rooms
In the design of a small-sized bathroom in a panel Khrushchev, it is important not only to arrange the furniture with plumbing. It is important to think about the color scheme, lighting, with which you can visually make the space more spacious. What you should pay attention to when creating the interior:
- Choose mostly light shades for decoration surfaces, and when combined with other colors, they should take a leading position;
- You should not make out the walls, ceiling and floor in one color, because the room seems too vague, use different shades;
- In a small bathroom it is better to apply a gradation of color from a dark floor to a light ceiling;
- Warm scale looks cozier, you can choose light shades of brown, peach, sand, gold, caramel, milky, beige;
- Glossy surfaces and mirrors will visually make the room wider and higher;
- If you are going to buy tile for decoration, choose a tile of small size or a one-colored mosaic;
- When choosing ornaments, do not use too large or contrasting ones; the pattern that is too frequent affects the interior of a small bathroom;
- If there is a desire to bring brightness, let it be an accent wall, and the rest are decorated in a neutral style;
- Illumination above or on the sides of the mirror will enhance the effect of expanding the space;
- Do not use a large number of small accessories and decorative items, especially for various volumetric details such as stucco or carving;
- Spotlights take up much less space than a ceiling chandelier, and their light quality is no less;
- If instead of a bath shower, it is better to put glass sliding doors or a screen as a partition, transparent or translucent glass visually looks light and airy;
- Do not choose dark furniture for the bathroom in the panel house, it seems cumbersome, it is better to put light or white cabinets, etc .;
- Household appliances should be white, so it will fit into any interior design.
How to apply these tips in the design of a small bath in Khrushchev in practice, you can look at the selection of photos below.
Corner bath will significantly save precious meters
If the bathroom is small, when choosing colors for the interior, you have to consider this circumstance. Too dark or bright colors in large quantities are not suitable for such rooms, because they visually reduce the space. Therefore, it is better to focus on light shades, most often white, milky, pale blue, light green, beige, and silver are chosen for finishing a small bathroom.
White color fits perfectly into bathroom design
To make the design not seem too boring, you can add bright details, but they do not need to be overdone. As an option - a colorful border of a contrasting color on the wall, trim with ornaments in a niche, bright towel hooks or a bath screen.
They dare to use bright colors as a background for a small bathroom much less often. Red, orange, turquoise, etc., can look stylish, but they should be diluted with white or light gray, and the finish should be as smooth and glossy as possible. Other types of colors of a small bathroom with a toilet in the Khrushchev after repairs can be seen in the photo below.
When making the bathroom should not use more than three colors
Choice of finishes
Since the bathroom is the wettest place of the apartment, all finishing materials must be resistant to moisture and fungus, which is actively developing in such conditions. You should also take care of good ventilation, because the finish will last longer, because excess moisture will evaporate faster from the surface without forming condensation. Ideas for repairing a bathroom in a standard Khrushchev lot, the most popular ways of finishing can be found in the photo below.
The most popular material for finishing the bathroom is tile
The most suitable material for finishing the bathroom floor is tile or stone. These are wear-resistant coatings, which are not afraid of water, temperature changes, constant humidity. For the floor, it is better to choose a finish a tone or two darker than the color of the walls, this will allow you to visually make the room slightly higher.
It is necessary to take into account the fact that more durable tiles are used for the bathroom floor
Important: It is better to additionally process the joints between the tiles with a transparent sealant so that a fungus or mold does not appear in the grout.
You should not choose smooth glossy plates, they are too slippery. It is better to lay a rough tile or a stone on the floor. Other options for repairing the floor in the bathroom in Khrushchev can be seen in the photo.
Laying the tile on the floor diagonally helps to visually expand the space
Options for wall design in Khrushchev significantly more. In addition to the tile, you can choose paint, plaster, vinyl wallpaper or panels of PVC or particleboard. However, it is more convenient to combine different materials, choosing the tile for the most humid places.
Ceramic tile with a pattern perfectly complements the monochrome painted walls in the bathroom
As a decor, you can use geometric patterns. Vertical or horizontal lines can change the proportions of the bathroom for the better, the same effect will give the pattern of "herringbone". But mosaics with large images or artistic laying of tiles is better not to use in the interior of a small room. Different types of tile design on the walls of the bathroom in the Khrushchev are presented in the photo.
Rectangular tile helps to visually expand the room
White is traditionally selected for the ceiling, but there may be other options, including paintings with photo printing or frescoes. The budget version of the finish is whitewashing or paint, this decor will suit any interior design, although it looks pretty simple.
Whitewashing is considered a classic design of the ceiling in the bathroom
Stretch ceilings are also good for the bathroom, but they will need about 10 cm from the height of the walls. To minimize this effect it is necessary to select glossy light sheets. PVC ceilings are very durable, capable of withstanding up to 100 liters of water per square meter. meter, which is very important in case of unexpected flooding from above.
Glossy stretch ceilings are inexpensive materials, but look very impressive on the ceiling of rooms with high humidity
Stretch ceilings are not afraid of water, easy to clean, create a perfectly smooth surface. It is convenient to build in them lamps, having arranged them in any part of the room. A variety of design stretch ceilings in the bathroom in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo below.
Built-in lighting on a stretch glossy ceiling looks very impressive
For small bathrooms in Khrushchev good lighting plays a very important role. The more light, the more spacious the bathroom looks, so you should take care of several levels of lighting. The main lamps are usually located on the ceiling, and on the wall lights.
For the bathroom often use small built-in lights on the ceiling.
With the help of light, you can zone a space using different lamps for individual zones. This is also convenient because for simple hand washing you don’t need to turn on all the lights in the bathroom, just a lamp above the sink.
For additional lighting, you can install wall sconces above the sink.
Thinking about how to decorate a small-sized bathroom in Khrushchev conditions, you should not use a large number of parts. It is more appropriate to limit one or two, so they diversify the interior without overloading it. It can be home plants, photo, mosaic, beautiful vase, unusual towel hooks, etc. You can look at the photo for options for decorating a small bathroom in a Khrushchev house.
Lighting in the bathroom performs not only lighting functions, but is also part of the decor.
Choice of furniture
Furniture should be small, it is easier to limit yourself to lightweight structures - hinged shelves, a compact cupboard or narrow cabinet. Glass, plastic and light metal are best suited for a bathroom, since they do not deform from moisture like wood.
Open shelves made of transparent plexiglass do not make the bathroom space heavier
You can also maximize the use of space, otherwise not involved - the wall above the door, the area under the ceiling, niches. A box hiding pipes can also be used as an additional shelf.
Niches are great for arranging shelves for storing household chemicals or decor
Shower or bath
The choice between a shower and a bath depends mostly on your rhythm of life and the number of residents. Baths are more convenient for children and elderly people who find it difficult to stand for a long time, and the shower stall is suitable for those whose pace of life is too fast.
If necessary, you can choose a compact sitz bath or corner model. Shower cabins can be too bulky, so the simpler their design, the more convenient. Least of all space will take the usual pallet with a curtain or a screen, it is convenient in the joint bathrooms. Variants of the interiors of the bathroom, combined with the toilet, in the Khrushchev can be viewed in the photo.
Shared bathroom significantly saves usable space
Which washing machine to choose
Without this home appliance in modern life can not do. A washing machine saves time and effort by independently washing, rinsing and drying things. However, such invaluable help with household chores naturally creates a problem that is relevant for small-sized sanitary facilities - how to choose the size and where to put it. By type of washing machines are divided into several varieties:
- Vertical or horizontal loading.
Front-loading washing machine is great for placing under the sink
Embedded models are more popular in the kitchen, because they do not stand out from the general interior of the room. This option is often chosen when the type of modern technology is not appropriate, for example, in country, provence, art deco, etc. For a bathroom, it is more appropriate to choose a classic model that can be installed under a sink or countertop. For a small-sized bathroom it is better to choose narrow machines with a vertical type of loading, their dimensions of 90/45/60 make it easy to place the equipment.
Front-loading washing machines are more voluminous, however, even here you can choose models that are smaller to 85/60/45 cm or lower - 70/50/50 cm. The loading parameter also affects the size. If the family is small, it is enough to choose a model with a load of up to 5 kg, it is smaller in size than similar machines with a load of up to 8 kg. Repair options for combined bath and toilet with a washing machine can be seen in the photo below.
Very often, a washing machine in the combined bathroom is given a place under the countertop
Important! For Khrushchev’s small-sized areas, it’s more convenient to choose narrow models with a vertical loading type.
Where to place the washing machine
When everything is solved with the dimensions, there is still the problem of placing the washing machine, taking into account the small size of the bathroom. There may be several options, consider the most popular ones.
Under the sink
Classic technique used for small-sized hruschev. If you see that after installing all the plumbing and furniture there is very little space left, the machine under the sink is the most optimal choice. This saves space in the bathroom, as well as enhances the functionality of the room itself. However, not every sink is suitable for such a case:
- It is more convenient to choose a ready-made set of typewriter and compact water lily sink. In this case, do not have to pick each item.
- If you decide to install a sink with a washing machine separately, choose narrow designs.
This placement has its advantages - a compact design and an attractive look. Minus in high cost of a set, and also small loading of the washing machine. Variants of such placement in the small bathroom in the Khrushchev can be seen in the photo after the repair.
This option is suitable if there is enough space at the expense of a minimum of furniture or the selection of more compact plumbing. Here the main thing is to put a washing machine so that it does not interfere with the free movement.
The most convenient place is a corner or space along one of the walls. The area above the washing machine can be used advantageously by placing there shelves, a cabinet with a mirror or a laundry basket. A similar design of the bathroom with a toilet and a machine in the Khrushchev is shown in the photo
Under the table top
A practical convenient way to put a washing machine, without interfering with free access to the toilet, bath or shower. The countertop in the bathroom can be used as an additional surface, and the technique itself can be hidden behind decorative screens or curtains.
In the closet
If you plan to put a closet in the bathroom or arrange a niche for this business, nothing prevents you from placing the washing machine downstairs and upstairs for shelves for powders, cleaning products or towels.
If the place is very small, the machine can be put in the kitchen. For this, it is most convenient to choose embedded models that will not stand out strongly against the background of the designed design. Also, washing machines put in the hallway or carried out on the loggia.
To equip a small bathroom with a washing machine is not worse than in the photo, it will take a little more effort than when repairing larger premises. Light colors, a minimum of objects, as well as compact models of plumbing with furniture, will allow you to create a cozy comfortable space.