With the right know-how, a smaller bathroom can be just as stylish as something larger. Whether it’s a teeny tiny en-suite, a loft conversion with a sloped ceiling or a downstairs cloakroom, a small bathroom can be made stylish and sleek with a few nifty tricks. Maximising space by making use of natural light, keeping bright patterns and colours to a minimum, and clearing up your clutter can totally transform a smaller bathroom.
But that’s not all. By using the right fixtures to maximise your space, you will have freedom to style the bathroom how you wish. A shower is, of course, a bathroom necessity. Yet so many people think that just because their room is smaller, there are limited options when it comes to choosing the right shower. Well, we are here to tell you that this is not the case. Having a smaller space to work with definitely doesn’t limit your options. We’ve got the lowdown on the best showers for small bathrooms to help you maximise your space, without compromising on style.
Small Shower Enclosures
Small shower enclosures slot into smaller bathrooms perfectly, and being small certainly doesn’t make them any less stylish. Small enclosures do what they say on the tin, they cater to smaller spaces. There’s a few different types however, so it’s worth putting some time into figuring out how much space you have available to ensure you choose the right small shower enclosure for your bathroom.
Corner Shower Enclosures
Corner enclosures are the perfect space saver, fitting snugly into virtually any size bathroom. There’s a variety of corner enclosures out there, in a number of different shapes and sizes, but if you’re really looking to maximise bathroom space a square enclosure is your best bet.
Drench have a huge range of corner shower enclosures for small bathrooms, but if you’re struggling to decide, this Simpsons Corner Entry Shower Enclosure is a simply yet stylish option. The corner design will fit into any bathroom and the 6mm glass helps keep the rest of your bathroom dry. Plus, the reversible design means it can be fitted into any corner.
If you fancy something a little edgier, which actually saves even more space, this Simpsons Design Pentagon Shower Enclosure is proof that smaller definitely doesn’t mean style-less. The pentagon design takes up even less room than square shower enclosures, yet looks both modern and elegant in a minimalist and neutral bathroom. This pentagon design is durable and sturdy with an included glass protector to prevent the build-up of limescale. It’s also easy to fit, reversible and has beautifully modern silver finishes. For something space saving and ultra-stylish, this corner shower enclosure ticks all the boxes.
While these two make the top of our list, you can check out Drench’s full range of corner shower enclosures for smaller bathrooms here.
Quadrant Shower Enclosures
Quadrant shower enclosures give a wonderfully modern feel, without taking up too much space. With clean curves and often a surprising amount of internal space, quadrant enclosures can feel slightly roomier than rectangular or square counterparts.
Quad shower enclosures also work best positioned in corners, meaning they too are an ideal shower for small bathrooms. This Harbour i6 2-Door Quadrant Shower Enclosure is one of our favourites, with smooth sliding runners to make your shower experience as stress-free and luxury as possible. The magnetic door seals ensure no leakage, and the shower is both easy to clean and durable. Plus, it looks great in virtually any style bathroom, although we love it paired with more modern décor.
Walk-In Shower Enclosures
When shopping for a shower for a small bathroom, you may not initially think of a walk-in shower. However, we’re keen to show you that the right walk-in shower can look great in a smaller space. Firstly, walk-in shower enclosures are usually frameless which will make the room look bigger, as the shower appears simply an extension of the room. Plus, virtually any size of shower glass can be combined with a simple wet room tray to create a stylish and modern walk-in shower, as small or as large as you like!
Walk in showers for small bathrooms are becoming more and more popular, thanks to their stunning look and sophisticated feel. Plus, they are generally very easy to create and mould to shape your smaller bathroom. This Harbour i8 Wetroom Panel is practically an essential when it comes to creating a beautiful walk-in shower enclosure. It’s durable and comes in a large selection of sizes and widths, meaning you can fit it in no matter how much space you have available.
One of the best things about this panel however, is the height. While most wetroom panels measure up at 1.85m, this one is 2m. This ensures that what your walk-in enclosure may lack in floor space, it more than makes up for in height, meaning you won’t get that closed-in feel that often comes from much smaller showers. Install this panel directly onto a shower tray or wetroom floor and you’re good to go!
If you’re after a truly magazine-worthy walk-in enclosure, this Harbour Status Matt Black Walk In Panel is certainly eye catching. The matt black frame is stylish and modern, without taking away from the minimalist feel of walk-in showers. Like the Harbour i8, the panel is available in a variety of sizes to suit your bathroom and crafted from high quality toughened safety glass. It’s easy to clean, resistant to stains and limescale and, in our opinion, a total winner.
Slimline Shower Trays
Slimline shower trays are another way to ensure your shower takes up as little space as possible, and can be combined with a beautiful glass panel to create the perfect minimalist walk-in shower.
The thinnest tray currently available in the market is 25mm, which Drench has a wide range of. While shopping for low profile shower trays it’s important to be mindful of the quality as the tray will see a lot of footfall and therefore needs to be durable. This Simpsons 25mm Rectangular Stone Resin Shower Tray is both easy to clean and durable, topped with a tough gel coat. It’s made from 100% natural stone resin and includes a stainless-steel waste. Available in a range of sizes, it’s easy to slot into any smaller bathroom for that ultra-minimalist look.
For something a little more luxurious, this Drench 25mm Stone Rectangular Shower Tray is a strong contender. Made from a 100% natural stone construction, this shower tray is stable, low profile, and available in a huge range of sizes. Whether you’re searching for a shower for a small bathroom or you have a lot of space to work with, this Drench tray will transform your walk-in shower with very little effort required on your part.
Small Shower Kits
Buying a complete shower kit is a great way to save not only time, but also money. For smaller bathrooms, it’s a good idea to invest in a slightly more luxurious shower kit, to make up for the lack of space! Drench have a wide range of kits available which work great in smaller bathrooms, helping you to enjoy your shower no matter how big your bathroom.
Slide rails are usually the cheapest option when it comes to shower kits, and work great in smaller showers. They can be purchased in a wide range of designs to match your bathroom décor, whether that’s vintage or modern. This Drench Square Shower Rail Kit is the ideal choice for a more minimalist bathroom. It has a paddle handset, stylish chrome finish and a flexible shower hose. The height is easy to adjust making it perfect for both taller and shorter people, whilst also ensuring easy cleaning.
If you have a more traditional bathroom, this Butler & Rose Victoria Shower Slide Rail Kit is the shower kit for you. It’s suitable for both low and high water pressure, meaning there’s no compromise on luxury and looks great in a vintage styled bathroom. It also includes a wall outlet elbow, alongside the slide rail, shower hose and shower handset. All in all, a top contender for a smaller, traditional bathroom shower.
Fixed Head + Concealed Valve
A fixed shower head and concealed valve also works well in a space-saving shower. They take up limited space, and provide that waterfall feel we all know and love. This Margot Concealed Shower Valve, Fixed Head & Shower Handset is non-intrusive, slotting perfectly into any smaller shower. The square design is stylish and modern, and you can also control the thermostatic water flow and temperature to +/- 2 degrees, so there’s no need to settle for anything less than perfection!
It also includes a 1.5-meter-long hose making it easy to shower without getting your hair wet. Choose from different sizes of both shower head and arm, all in a lovely chrome finish, and enjoy.
Mini Shower Kits
Those of you who are really limited on space may consider a mini shower kit. While these make a great addition to any normal shower, if you’re really in space-saving mode, you might opt for a standalone shower handset. This Drench Square Shower Handset is one option, with its unique design and smart chrome finish helping to keep your shower and bathroom as minimalist as possible.
If you don’t fancy something square then a round option is just as stylish, and this Drench option is just the ticket. With a sleek, modern design and polished chrome finish, it’s a great way to save space in a very small bathroom shower.
You may feel like your options are limited when it comes to small showers for small bathrooms, but we hope this post has assured you that there is a huge range of options available. While clean and minimalist is the most popular shower choice for smaller bathrooms, it’s certainly not your only option. Optimising your space using a variety of fixtures specifically designed for smaller spaces means you have the freedom to be a little more creative, while still keeping that luxurious bathroom feel.