Smaller bathroom can often be found in small apartments - one-room or Soviet Khrushchev. However, even in a small bathroom of 3 square meters it is quite possible to create a cozy and comfortable design, which is shown in the following photos. One has only to adhere to a number of rules and recommendations of professionals.
Even in a small area you can create a stylish and functional design.
The main ways of visual expansion of space
The main rule that should be followed when designing a small bathroom is to visually enlarge a small area, since its physical size is almost impossible to change (the only exception is to combine a bathroom with a toilet). This can be achieved if, for example:
- To use finishing materials of pastel shades, allowing to create the illusion of space and lightness in a small space;
- Choose an invoice sink and a functional cabinet under it with drawers or hinged doors, which will allow you to create a bathroom design of 3-5 sq. M with a washing machine;
- Purchase furniture or plumbing streamlined shape to minimize injuries in close quarters;
- Fasten a small but roomy cabinet or small shelves for hygiene supplies on the wall;
- Use mirror surfaces.
Bright interior helps to visually expand the space of the room.
Before embarking on the design of a bathroom of no more than 3 square meters, including a washing machine, you should carefully consider the location of its future elements: sanitary ware, towel warmer, as well as various accessories that will be present here. This is necessary in order to carry out the necessary communications in advance (water and sewage pipes) and to ensure free access to them if you need to make repairs or take readings of meters. It is also worth deciding whether you will create a 3-square-meter bathroom design shown in the photo combined with the toilet, or it will be a bathroom without a toilet, as shown in the following photo.
Corner bathroom will leave enough space to install a toilet and sink
Dilute white monochrome can be fresh flowers
In the event that you are planning to renovate a bathroom in a house that has already seen it, for example, make an original design of a bath in a Khrushchev 3 sq m with a shower, it is highly desirable to dismantle old pipes, taps and equipment and replace them with new ones. Since any repair is a rather costly measure, these measures will help to avoid unpleasant "surprises" in the future, for example, an unexpected flood, which can mercilessly destroy the results of your work. If necessary, you can pre-level the surface of the walls and ceiling.
In the bathroom of the apartment in Khrushchev there will be enough space for a corner shower
In order for a bathroom design of 3.5 sq. M longer to please its owners, it is advisable to use quality materials for its decoration: they must withstand high humidity conditions and be resistant to frequent temperature changes.
Particular attention should be paid to the choice of flooring, since it is in the bathroom that it has special requirements, especially for its waterproofing properties. In addition to waterproofing, it is advisable to make the floor warm to ensure that a comfortable microclimate is maintained in the bathroom.
Warming the floor in the bathroom
The most commonly used materials for finishing the bathroom of 3 square meters are:
- Ceramic tiles of various colors (monochromatic, patchwork, in the form of a chessboard), sizes and shapes (square, hexagon) - see the photo of the design below;
- Fake diamond;
- Porcelain stoneware.
It must be remembered that the tiles for facing walls and floors are different
Attention! In the role of a bathroom flooring, laminate and wooden parquet are completely unacceptable, since these materials will quickly become unusable under the frequent influence of water.
But the self-leveling floor, which includes elements of the marine theme (seashells, fish images, imitation of water ripples) will look very original, especially when creating a 3 by 2 bathroom design.
Bulk floors in 3D look very impressive in the bathroom
The easiest way to finish the walls in the bathroom is to apply waterproof paints on them - acrylic, silicone or latex. Smooth vinyl wallpapers are also often used.
Modern wallpapers are very easy to maintain and add elegance to the room.
Alternatively, you can use plastic panels, or to finish the walls with artificial stone or tile. In this case, special attention should be paid to the seams, which should be made as inconspicuous as possible.
For the decoration of the bathroom is most often used ceramic tiles.
As for the design of the upper part of the bathroom of 3 square meters, here the most optimal solution is a glossy stretch ceiling of a light (preferably white) color. An example is in the next photo. However, staining, fiberglass lining and vinyl siding are not excluded.
Tip! The translucent glass ceiling with stained glass drawings painted on it will look gorgeous.
The choice of colors
When creating a bathroom design with an area of 2 to 3 meters, it is recommended to use the minimum number of shades, thus avoiding congestion of space with color and depressing effect. It is advisable to choose two or three primary colors, such as in the following photo.
It is better if these are pastel colors that serve as a background on which you can place some unobtrusive accent details of slightly more saturated shades. The use of dark and saturated colors should be strictly avoided. On the contrary, it is worth striving to visually expand the already small room. And to make it easier with the help of light, light tones. Consider some of the most successful color solutions.
White - the best option for the repair of a bathroom of 3 square meters and the embodiment of the traditional design, which shows the following photo. Good both in its pure form and in the ensemble with other shades. Its various gradations are often used: milky, cream.
Beige - able to create a unique comfort and warmth in the limited space of the bathroom due to the light shade of cappuccino. Will serve as an excellent background for gold fittings. Additionally, you can use dark brown or caramel tones.
Gray, imitating the color of the metal, is indispensable when creating a bathroom design 3 square meters and the embodiment of modern ideas 2017. It will look very impressive surrounded by white ceramics, mirrors, chrome fittings, as seen in the photo.
Green shades, reminiscent of wildlife, will be very organic in the design of a small bathroom. At the same time, in combination with green color, materials such as marble, raw stone, and parts made of copper will look more natural compared to glossy white sanitary ware.
And finally, the blue color in all its variations is the most “native” when planning a bathroom of 3 sq m, including one combined with a toilet. Its interior, designed in similar colors, presented further in the photo, imitates elements of the water element: lake, sea, spring. In addition, this color makes a small space more voluminous, and also has a beneficial effect on the nervous system, calming it down and removing accumulated fatigue.
Choice of plumbing
Before buying the necessary sanitary equipment, it is necessary to measure in detail not only the total space of the bathroom, but also to take into account its geometric features: all kinds of projections and niches.
Placing a large bath in a small bathroom is no easy task. The easiest way to enter into a small space is an angular container, either in the shape of a rectangle or a drop.
When planning a bathroom with a size of no more than 3 square meters, the most successful option is to install a shower cabin in it. An example is in the photo below. The implementation of the design with a shower does not require much space for placement, helps to save water, and the partitions of the structure do not allow splashes to get into the room. If desired, instead of the factory pallet, you can build a kind of podium of ceramic tiles, making a slope for draining.
In addition to the first two options, the third is also possible, intermediate - a shower cabin with a tray resembling a full bath. Like others, it is often used in the implementation of modern ideas of 2017 and the creation of a unique bathroom design of 3 square meters, as evidenced by the following photo.
The most economical way to locate a sink is to use washbasins built into the top of the drawer. You can also fix a light hanging sink, under which it is convenient to place, for example, a washing machine or laundry basket. The shape of the sinks varies from rectangular or oval to a slightly rounded corner.
The possibilities of modern design allow you to "hide" the toilet bowl in a niche of plasterboard, or in the lower part of a small closet located above the tank. Even in the process of repairing a bathroom with an area of 3 square meters combined with a toilet, the option of angular placement of a toilet bowl is possible, as shown in the photo.
Location of equipment and furniture
Considering the small dimensions of the bathroom with an area of 3 sq m, the most necessary type of household appliances that can be placed here is a compact washing machine. Also here you can not do without cabinets and shelves designed for hygiene products.
The modern and most functional model of the “washer” can be easily entered into the interior of the bathroom of 3 sq. M combined with a toilet: it can be built into the free space under the sink, fixed in the closet above the disguised toilet cistern, or you can find a place in the space between the bathroom or shower by the wall. A perfect example is the photo below. There is also a bathroom layout of 3 sq. M with a hanging washing machine.
Cabinets and shelves
In a small bathroom of 3 square meters it is important to use every inch of space, including the side sections of the bath itself. From the panels closing it it is possible to make folding shelves on which jars and bottles with cosmetics and detergents will be placed.
For the shelves intended for towels and various necessary trifles, you should make maximum use of the vertical space of the bathroom, as well as its corners. In this case, the doors of the cabinets should preferably be made opaque by choosing glossy or mirror facades for them.
Following the advice given in this article, you can not only place everything you need in your bathroom with a size of 3 square meters, as shown in the next photo, but also enjoy its great design after the repair, not only in the photo.