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Unleashing Big Style in Small Spaces: 8 Tips to Renovating Your Small Ensuite or Bathroom

Hey there, fellow home enthusiasts! 


Today, we’re diving headfirst into a topic that hits close to home – literally – small ensuite and bathroom renovations. 


Whether your space is so snug you can touch both walls at once or you just want to maximize every inch, I’ve got the scoop on turning your tiny retreat into a stellar oasis.



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1.     Big Plans for Your Small Bathroom or Ensuite Reno


Before you whip out the sledgehammer, take a moment to dream big. What’s your style? Modern chic, French provincial or Hamptons? Once you’ve got your vision, it’s time to plan. Small spaces demand smart design. Look at your layout and identify areas for improvement. Consider repositioning fixtures or investing in space-saving storage. Custom storage to maximise every inch is the key here!


Pro Tip: Check out Stellar Bathroom’s Portfolio for some jaw-dropping small bathroom transformations or have a chat to our expert team.



2.     Lighting Up Your Small Bathroom or Ensuite

Lighting is the unsung hero of small spaces. A well-lit room feels bigger and more inviting. 


Embrace natural light if you have it and add artificial lighting strategically. Consider wall sconces or pendant lights to free up precious counter space.


Trust me; a well-lit bathroom is a game-changer.

3.     Mirrored Cabinets in Small Bathrooms

Mirrors are the wizards of the design world, creating illusions of space. Invest in a large mirror to reflect light and make your ensuite feel more expansive.


Consider mirrored cabinets for a double whammy – storage and style.


 4.     Storage! The Key to Small Bathroom Reno


In small spaces, clutter is the enemy. So often we see a bathroom layout that does not consider functionality or storage. 

Opt for wall-mounted shelves and cabinets to free up floor space. Get creative with niches and recessed shelving in the shower. Choose furniture that multitasks – like a vanity with built-in storage.


 5.     Big Tiles in Small Bathrooms?


We’ve often heard the advice, large tiles can be a small bathroom’s best friend. They create the illusion of more space by minimizing grout lines. Opt for light-colored tiles to brighten up the room. 


Pro tip – extend the tiles from the floor to the walls for a seamless look.


However, don’t let this stop you from going for a design or tile you love! We have seen plenty of tiny bathrooms and wash closets look fantastic with a patterned tile! Just chat to our experts if you have a vision in mind.

6.     Open the Door to Innovation


Don’t let your door swing shut on potential space. Consider a sliding or pocket door to maximize floor space. If privacy isn’t a concern, open shelving can add a touch of style without closing in the room.


7.     Stay Cohesive with a Theme


Coherence is key in small spaces. Stick to a consistent colour palette and theme throughout your ensuite. This doesn’t mean everything has to match perfectly, but a cohesive look can make the space feel more put together.

8.     Green It Up

Plants not only add a pop of colour but can also purify the air. Consider low-maintenance plants like snake plants or pothos. Floating shelves can be an excellent home for your green babies.


There you have it – our guide to transforming your small ensuite or bathroom into a space that’s big on style. Remember, it’s not about the size; it’s about how you use it. If you’re in Canberra and thinking about renovating, give us a call.

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