SMALL SPACE, BIG IMPACT…
When designing this small WC our challenge was to make the space feel larger than it physically was, whilst retaining an elegant, timeless aesthetic. There were a series of techniques we used to achieve this.
As you enter the room we designed two storage units to frame the opening. The storage units feature ‘fake’ books to the front, with one book slightly projecting to act as the handle. To the sides of the storage units are display niches with down-lights to the head to illuminate the entrance to the WC. The idea was to make the opening to the WC feel constrained, so when you open into the space it feels as if you are walking into a larger area.
Upon entering the room the vanity unit elevation features a series of mirrored panels, which reflects the space, making it seem twice the size. We integrated the free-standing vanity unit and stand into the mirror panelled design, creating a niche reveal behind to allow for concealed display shelving either side of reveal.
The opposite wall features a close coupled WC, set into a reveal within wall. We were then able to create concealed storage either side within build-outs. Having this additional storage allowed for the vanity unit to remain a light frame, without any requirement for storage underneath. This meant that more of the floor area was visible, making the space feel larger.
Finally to keep the room feeling spacious we used an off white on the walls, which was complimented by the Calacatta Oro counter-top and floor and polished nickel fixtures supplied by Lefroy Brooks. The overall aesthetic created a fresh, clean and elegant look and the design made a big impact in a small space.