Category : Bathroom Posted : 04/04/2023

If you think you have to compromise on looks to make your small bathroom functional, think again. Designer Kiran Mistry’s ideas on how to elevate your tiny bath space are here to help… 



For this space, the clients wanted a Rajasthani-style house with modern elements but also wanted to keep it very functional. Keeping that in mind, we planned the washrooms in such a way that the dry and wet areas are segregated properly, plus giving ample space on both sides to move around easily. The white bathroom is for a senior citizen so we designed it to be bright and open with Indian motif tiles on the shower panel and wooden cabinets to complement the design. The black bathroom is in the master bedroom, so we designed it such that it seems rich and classic with a gold and black colour combination for the walls and a big mirror to make the space appear larger than it is. We used countertop basins as they give a good amount of space on the counter to keep frequently used items and they also give us the flexibility of experimenting with basin shapes.



Kiran’s Quick Tips for Designing Tiny Washrooms

  • It’s very important to divide the dry and wet areas properly in compact spaces, but also remember to never compromise on the space for the WC

  • Check the door-opening space on site even after the drawings are completed

  • A ledge wall should be considered for concealed fittings

  • Bathroom colour totally depends on the style and personality of the client and the theme of the entire space, so don’t be afraid to play around

  • Never block the window space – if there is no window then make sure to provide an exhaust system

  • For the counter to have a clean look, it’s advisable to have a wall-mounted basin mixer

  • Use wall mounted showers if the height of the room permits

  • Proper lighting can uplift the entire look of the bathroom, so definitely invest in good fixtures for both pendant and ceiling lights


Kiran Mistry, Design Director, Studio Septray, Mumbai

“For me, good design realises the potential of any space. It involves considered choices teamed with a sense of bravery. As a designer, I have a strong understanding of how interiors come together, from the architecture of a space, to the furniture and soft furnishings that fill it. Today, design has to encompass several key issues: financial, social and importantly, environmental points of view, all of which need to be addressed by client and designer, together.”

Text by: The Blue Pencil Design Company
Images Courtesy: Studio Septray


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