18 clever small bathroom ideas to maximise space

bathroom with shower over bath and blue wall tiles
(Image credit: Thomas Sanderson)

With the right small bathroom ideas, you can make the most out of the smallest rooms in your house.

The best bathroom design ideas take into account that the bathroom is not just a necessity in the home, it has also become a sanctuary — a place to ease tensions of the day with a long soak, or to grab a few minutes of peace and quiet. 

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside.