If the combined bathroom is small, it is necessary to be more careful in choosing the finishing materials and to select furniture and plumbing equipment according to the dimensions. Photos and design projects with interiors of bathrooms, combined with a toilet on an area of 4 square meters. m, can help determine the choice. The repair itself can be carried out personally or entrust all the work to professionals - it all depends on current capabilities.
Combined bathroom can be very stylish and functional.
Features of small rooms
Create a harmonious design of bath and toilet with a size of only 4 square meters. meter is quite difficult. To facilitate the task, you can use tips that will help not to overload the space with unnecessary details, creating the illusion of space. What can be done:
- Choose only light colors for decoration, bright colors can be used in the decor, but in small quantities;
- Choose smooth, preferably glossy finishing materials without thread or embossed ornaments;
- Do not choose too large or contrasting pictures;
- Use multiple sources of lighting;
- Do not choose lamps with a cold blue light; it seems dimmer;
- Hang a small mirror in the bathroom;
- Try to choose glass furniture;
- Use only the bare essentials to avoid cluttering up the interior.
Glass partitions do not make the space of a small bathroom heavy
It should be borne in mind that in the combined bathroom it is necessary to allocate about 1 square. meter to install the toilet. The area is reduced not only due to the toilet - the distance from the toilet to the wall should be at least 15 cm. How to fit the toilet into the design of a bathroom combined with a 4-square-meter bathroom. m can be seen in the photo below.
The perfect location of the plumbing in the bathroom
How to expand the space
In addition to visual methods, there are more radical measures to expand the bath area with a toilet. Often, space is saved by the proper use of niches and projections in the bathroom. They are easily used as shelves or built-in cabinets.
You can choose a console model of the toilet with a tank built into the wall. This will free up another 30 cm of space. Also pay attention to the door. If they open inwards, it takes up valuable space, it’s better to choose sliding doors.
Console toilet looks very stylish in the interior of the bathroom
In some cases, the location of the doorway prevents convenient to place the plumbing and furniture, the problem is solved by transferring the doorway. Variants of competent planning in the design of the bathroom, combined with a bathroom of 4 square meters. m, you can look at the selection of photos below.
Even in a small area you can compactly place all the plumbing.
In a small bathroom, combined with a toilet, it is most appropriate to use light shades: white, beige, blue, silver, pearl, sand. To the interior did not seem boring, you can add bright accents in the form of a border on the wall or stripes. Accent wall looks more bright color. If in the same range arrange the ceiling, it will visually appear higher. How will the design of the bathroom 4 sq. M. m with a low-key background and bright details can be seen in the photo below.
Yellow tile on the floor adds a fresh touch to the warm interior of a small bathroom
If you want to use a mosaic, let it be only on one wall. Otherwise, the interior of the bathroom with a toilet will seem too motley. The gradation of color from the floor to the ceiling looks impressive. A smooth transition from a saturated bottom to a more pale bright top will create the effect of expanding space.
Brighter colors can be used to decorate the interior of a small bathroom with a toilet. For example, a combination of gray, red and white, orange, turquoise, green, etc. In this case, visually expanding the room is unlikely to work, but such a design does not seem exactly the same type and boring.
Since the bathroom is the wettest room in the apartment, finishing materials must be selected appropriate. Regardless of where the coating is located on the floor, walls or ceiling, it must be waterproof. For this reason, wood is almost never used in the bathroom, tile is the most popular. Also popular are plastic panels for wall decoration, waterproof paints, suspended ceilings, etc. Variants of finishing the bathroom with a toilet of 4 square meters. m after repair can be seen on the selection of photos below.
As a flooring for the bathroom is better to choose a tile or stone. These are durable wear-resistant materials, durable, eco-friendly. Stone and tile are not afraid of water, mold does not start on their surface, however, it is good to work with sealants on the seams between the plates.
More often, darker colors are chosen for the floor than for walls and ceilings. On a dark (but not black) surface, spots and stains are not so visible.
Important! You should not put smooth tiles on the floor, it is easy to slip on it. To reduce the risks, choose a textured rough surface or lay special mats.
To decorate the walls of the bathroom with a toilet, you can use a variety of materials with the exception, perhaps, of paper wallpaper and wood panels. Each decor has its own characteristics.
The tile for wall decoration in the bathroom is a very popular material. The tile is quite durable, waterproof, does not cause allergic reactions, does not deform. A rich palette of colors and textures makes it easy to choose tiles for any interior design.
In addition to the colored and patterned tiles, there are mirror, mosaic, metallic, pearlescent, photo-printing, etc. And even ordinary white or gray tiles can be easily transformed by using color grouting. The tile also differs in shape from the classic rectangular or square to round and polygonal. Various design options bathroom 4 sq. M. m decorated with tiles can be seen in the photo below.
Important! In a small room should not use large tiles.
Lightweight modern material, affordable and fairly simple to install. PVC wall panels easily tolerate exposure to water, but plastic is less durable than plastic and can crack or deform from impact. Also, plastic panels do not tolerate high temperatures, so you will need to use heat reflectors next to radiators.
It is important to bear in mind that a frame is necessary for plastic panels, and this is an extra 10 cm on each side. The battens should be plastic or metal, wood in the bathroom is not the most reliable material. How does the design of the bathroom 4 sq. M. m with a toilet, trimmed with plastic panels, can be seen in the photo below.
The most expensive finishing material, but the hardest, durable and durable. Natural stone looks cozy and luxurious, it is suitable for both the classic style and for various areas, which cause natural aesthetics. Despite the fact that the natural stone will retain its appearance even after decades of years, its color range is not very diverse.
The easiest design option for bathroom walls is 4 m2. In conditions of high humidity should be used emulsion paint. To a small bathroom seemed more, you should choose a glossy paint.
Important! Walls for painting should be perfectly aligned.
When thinking of repairing a bathroom 4 square. m with a toilet, the ceiling rarely receives special attention. Traditionally, it is left white, painted with paint or using plaster. But there are more interesting options for ceiling decoration: tiles, frescoes, vinyl-based wall murals, stretched canvas. The latter are best for the bathroom.
The most practical stretch ceilings made of PVC. They are not deformed from moisture, durable, they can be washed. PVC canvases can be glossy or matte, white, colored, with or without ornaments. It is possible to order a ceiling with a photo printing according to the individual sketch. This finishing has one drawback - the high cost of installation. Lighting in the bathroom 4 square. m with suspended ceilings also looks different as, for example, in the following photo.
The choice of furniture for the bathroom with toilet
For a small-sized bathroom you should not choose bulky shelves and cabinets from heavy massive materials. It is better to use light open shelves and compact cabinets made of glass or plastic in the interior.
Important! Outdoor furniture only takes place, it is better if possible to do with hanging cabinets or shelves.
If there is not enough space, it is worth using zones that are usually not involved - corners, niches, space above the door. Above the sink, it is convenient to hang a closet for toiletries. It can be illuminated inside or outside, there is often a mirror on the outside. How to arrange the furniture in the bathroom 4 square. m can be seen in the photo below.
How to hide the pipes
Communications in sight often spoil the interior, it is best to hide them as much as possible. To do this, use the finish, for example, plastic panels. They allow you to hide from the eyes of the pipe with the wiring, however, while the bathroom with the toilet will be a little smaller.
The protruding tubes can be hidden in drywall boxes. The surface of the box is decorated to match the rest of the walls. However, do not close the communication tightly, you must leave the removable panel to easily get to the pipes in case of an accident. Several design projects bathroom 4 square. m with hidden communications are presented in the photo below.
Important! The upper part of the boxes can be used as another shelf.
Place under the bathroom
There is usually enough space under the bathroom to equip it as a storage system. To do this, simply isolate this space from the rest of the bathroom with sliding doors, solid or perforated. This design has several advantages:
- Aesthetic appearance;
- The ability to easily access communications;
- There will be no water under the bath;
- Cleaners, laundry detergents, floorcloths and other household items can be stored behind the doors.
Also, the bath can be fully tiled with tiles as in the interiors of bathrooms of 4 sq. M. m in the photo below.
Choice of plumbing
Consider the placement of plumbing necessary to repair the bathroom. You can make several layouts in special programs or draw charts by hand, then choose the most suitable option. If in the process of creating a layout you have thoughts about moving communications, you will first need to obtain permission from the BTI.
Modern toilets on the design are divided into corner and wall, but for the bathroom 4 square. m is better to choose more compact options. Wall models will take less space. Also compactly fit into the design of the toilet without a cistern. If there is a need for a bidet, you can buy a toilet bidet with the function of heating water. How different models look in bathroom design 4 square. meter, combined with a toilet, can be seen in the photo.
This design combines a miniature bath with a modern shower. Opportunities for such a unit mass, in addition to the standard shower or bathing, you can choose the function of the hydromassage. More advanced models feature multiple backlighting options as well as voice communications.
If you prefer a classic bath, you can choose an angular model, which will take much less space. It is comfortable in a small bathroom 4 sq. M. meters, various design options are presented in the photo below.
A convenient option for people who value time. Classic cabins have dimensions of 90x90 cm, however for a small bathroom more compact models can be selected. It is worth remembering that the more functions the booth has, the more space it will take.
If there is not enough space even for the cabin, you can do with a shower tray or a simple drain in the floor. In order to avoid splashing around the room, you should use a curtain or a screen. Bathroom design options 4 square. meters with different types of showers can be seen on the selection of photos below.
Despite the fact that the sink is rather small in itself, you can save valuable centimeters on it. To do this, you can choose the corner model, and put a washing machine under it. If there was another place for the machine, it is more appropriate to choose a sink built into the cabinet where it is convenient to store household chemicals.
The most popular option for placing a washing machine is to install it under the sink. To fit the machine, you can use the following:
- Set the sink higher;
- Purchase a sink model that can be mounted on a machine;
- Buy a small washing machine no more than 50 cm in width and height.
Bathroom design projects 4 sq. M. m with a washing machine can be viewed on the photo.
For a small room quality lighting is very important. Too dim light will make the interior even smaller, and eyes too tired from too bright lamps. In addition, the harsh light gives the deepest shadows, which also adversely affect the perception of the interior of the bathroom with a toilet. Therefore, it is best to choose a lamp with a diffused golden light.
Even for a small bathroom one lamp is not enough. It is advisable to install lamps not only under the ceiling, but also at eye level. Each zone must be illuminated individually. Variants of different bathroom lighting 4 square. m presented in the photo.
Important! If you put a lamp over a mirror or a couple of sconces on the sides, it will not only give more light, but also visually increase the size of the room.
In the interiors of small rooms you should not overdo it with the decor. The abundance of statuettes, various trifles, stucco, carving, etc. on a small square seem to be a chaotic cluster of junk. It is better to focus on one or two bright details. It can be:
- Shower curtain;
- Glass for brushes, soap dish;
- Photo on the wall;
- Vase with flowers;
Design projects with a bathroom decor of 4 sq. M. meter can be seen on the selection of photos below.
It is not necessary to copy completely modern design ideas seen in the 2016-2017 photo, in a small bathroom of 4 square meters it is very difficult to implement all the solutions. It is best to choose a few recognizable features of a particular style, without overdoing the decor.
The best option for a small-sized bathroom with a toilet is minimalism with simple lines, inconspicuous flowers, multifunctional furniture with sanitary ware. The minimalism is also characterized by the lack of decor, it is a calm, strict interior.
In a small area, you can use the basic rules of a classic interior - symmetry, simplicity of lines, light natural colors, expensive natural materials. However, the full classic style can be revealed only in a large space. Photos with interiors of a bathroom of 4 m2 in different styles can be seen in the photo below.
Even on 4 square meters, you can think of the layout to place not only the bathroom with toilet, but also a washing machine, as well as the necessary furniture. Thinking through the design, it is necessary to combine aesthetics with practicality, then the interior will not be anything extra.