En-suites are typically small bathrooms or just a cloakroom adjacent to the bedroom, they are not renowned for being the largest of rooms which is why every inch matters, so if there are ways to maximise the available space it is certainly worth doing. There are ranges of cloakroom furniture which have a shorter projection to suit smaller rooms.
Hiding the pipework
By hiding the pipework it will not only make the bathroom look tidier as the unsightly pipes will be concealed but it will also make the room appear larger and easier to clean which is always a bonus! Wall mounted furniture is a great way of concealing pipework and with built in cabinets it offers a convenient storage solution.
Create a wet-room
Rather than having a shower enclosure, enhance the space by creating a wet room which doesn’t require screens or protruding shower doors. It is essential to get a professional to carry out this work to avoid any leaks as the room needs to be tanked to allow for the water to drain into the floor rather than in a tray.
Use mirrors to maximise space
Mirrors are a great way of making a bathroom appear larger especially in light coloured rooms as this along with any natural light is reflected. A mirrored cabinet is a great addition to an en-suite as it combines the mirror with handy storage that doesn’t take up too much space.
It is worth remembering that an en-suite is more for convenience and is not the main bathroom so it should be designed with practicality in mind and not cluttered with all the usual paraphernalia found in a family bathroom.