The foremost issue to be addressed is indisputably surface finishes, the materials that go on your toilet floor, walls, countertops and storage facility. These determine how your washroom works in terms of convenience, maintenance, feel, look, smell. Materials that withstand exposure to moisture or humidity, hot and cold conditions and are friendly to work with and maintain are ideal for washroom surfaces. While ceramic tiles for walls are tried and trusted, we certainly do not require limiting ourselves here. A little imaginative, careful planning can make some exciting options work.
You will also want to add some splash of colour. When using a lot of light colours and your bathroom items are all white, you find that the space can start to look clinical. While minimalistic design is a top choice, adding a few splashes of colour and brighten your room. Consider bright coloured towels or a colourful blind, something to take the eye away from the light and minimalist overall design.
Cloakroom sinks are specially designed to save on space. Your cloakroom should be a functional space comprising of a toilet, cloakroom basin and not much else. It is often referred to as a guest toilet and is the place where your guests can go to relieve themselves when visiting, rather than them having to use your en-suite or family bathroom.
Another way to get more space is to install corner cabinets under the corner sink. They have to be the right dimension and you may need to get them customised. Sometimes, you can buy a complete unit that has both. Don't let the space under the basin though just be open and unusable. Always maximise what you have access to and put it to use.
Color plays a big role in giving a small bathroom the feeling of space. Space opens up with the use of lighter shades like whites and pastels. Using large and light tiles helps in giving the bathroom a good look. Using mirrors that are from floor to ceiling and using striped designs on walls give one the perception of height.
If you're looking to replicate that luxury, hotel bathroom look in your own home, a semi or fully recessed basin could make a great feature of your facilities.
If you are looking for a bathtub that doubles up as a massager, then you should consider buying a whirlpool bathtub. It makes use of a motor to release water forcefully through the jets and gives you a deep-tissue massage. It is perfect for sore muscles. You can adjust the jets according to the level of pressure you require. In some bathtubs, you can even adjust the location of the jets to ensure a complete massage.