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6 Considerations for Renovating Small Bathrooms

Maximizing Space and Style: 6 Considerations for Renovating Small Bathrooms

Renovating a small bathroom can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to choosing finishes, fittings and fixtures that complement each other. Tiles play a crucial role in designing to correct NZ code for wet areas (tiles automatically comply) and also the overall look and feel of a bathroom. Selecting the right tiles can make a significant impact on the functionality and aesthetic of a small space and imperative to the enjoyment you experience in your new bathroom!

All of our staff in store are trained in design and in fit-for-purpose product so come and see us to make the process easy. In the meantime, we share below some tips for choosing tiles for small bathrooms during renovations.


1. Choose light-coloured tiles


Light-coloured tiles can make a small bathroom feel more spacious and airy. Pale shades of white, cream, and gray are popular choices for small bathrooms because they reflect light and create the illusion of more space. Avoid dark or bold-coloured tiles, as they can make a small bathroom feel cramped and closed in.

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2. Consider large format tiles


Large format tiles, such as 1000x1000 or 600x1200mm, can make a small bathroom feel more spacious because there are fewer grout lines. This creates a clean and seamless look that can visually expand the space. Large format tiles can also make a small bathroom easier to clean because there are fewer grout lines to scrub.


3. Use tiles to create a focal point


In a small bathroom, using tiles to create a focal point can add visual interest and depth to the space. Consider using a decorative or a mosaic tile, or patterned tiles on the floor to draw the eye downward. Just be sure to balance the focal point with neutral tiles to prevent the space from feeling overwhelming.

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4. Use tiles to add texture


Texture can add depth and interest to a small bathroom without taking up additional space. Consider using textured tiles, such as a mosaic or subway tiles with a textured finish, to add visual interest to the space. Textured tiles can also help prevent slips and falls by providing traction on wet surfaces.


5. Consider the size and layout of the tiles


When choosing tiles for a small bathroom, it's important to consider the size and layout of the tiles. Large tiles can make a small bathroom feel more spacious, but they may not be practical if the bathroom has an irregular shape or layout. However, smaller tiles, especially on one or more wall, can be a better choice for irregularly shaped bathrooms because they can be cut to fit around corners and other obstacles. A popular option always for bathrooms large or small, are Subway styles. These can be laid in so many variations as seen in the above diagram.


6. Feature walls still have purpose! 


If the above doesn't work for your project, how about a medium or large format tiled feature wall? Bring colour, texture and vitality to a space with on-trend designs. We have lots of options to chose from in our range >>>


In conclusion, choosing tiles for a small bathroom during renovations requires careful consideration of colour, size, texture, and layout. By keeping these tips in mind, you can select tiles that visually expand the space, add depth and interest, and create a functional and beautiful bathroom that will be the envy of your friends!


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