A small bathroom is a big challenge

A small bathroom is a big challenge

Even in a small bathroom, you can optimize space without feeling cramped. We provide expert advice on how to proceed so that all the equipment fits together efficiently and tastefully like a jigsaw puzzle. Start by carefully considering your options and exploring innovative solutions you may not have considered before. RAVAK offers not only standard bathtubs, shower enclosures, washbasins, and other equipment, but also a range of standard and unconventional bathroom fixtures tailored to fit compact spaces perfectly. Discover our collection of space-saving gadgets and proven tricks to make your bathroom both beautiful and functional.

Take advantage of optical illusions

To visually enlarge your bathroom, opt for light materials in natural tones, ideally with a glossy surface. This applies not only to tiles but also to flooring. If you have already decided on dark tiles, they can work well in a small bathroom, but adequate lighting is essential to ensure the space feels bright and open.

Despite what some might say, large-format tiles can visually enlarge the space and offer the advantage of fewer joints, making maintenance easier. Additionally, the orientation of the tiles plays an important role, with longitudinal placement often achieving better visual effect.

Tiles do not have to cover all walls. You can paint one or two walls with a light, water-resistant paint. Troweled finish or Venetian stucco are also effective solutions.

Large mirrors are also a proven trick for optically enlarging the space, and they also have a practical function in the bathroom.

Avocado bathtub The meticulously designed shape of the Avocado bathtub allows for comfortable bathing and unrestricted access to the washbasin even in the smallest bathrooms.

Bathtub versus shower dilemma

The bathtub occupies the largest area in any bathroom, so consider whether it is truly essential to you. A hot bath is indeed a pleasant relaxation, but it will consume more water and  reduce the space of the bathroom, which could be better used with a shower enclosure. On the other hand, if you really long for a bathtub, we certainly won't discourage you. We are here to find the optimal solution together.

Is a bathtub truly essential to you?

If you have a small bathroom, you should consider the Avocado concept , specifically designed for compact spaces. The asymmetrical Avocado bathtub with a length of 150 cm, provides ample space for the torso, while allowing you to install the Avocado washbasin above the narrowed area for efficient use of space.

If you have decided on a bathtub, but also want to enjoy comfortable showering, consider choosing a model with the option to install a shower screen. One such option is the comfortable BeHappy II bathtub , which is part of the same-named concept The design of the bathtub allows for the installation of various shower screens. Additionally, a corner washbasin can be conveniently placed above the narrowed area.

Avocado Concept The Avocado concept consists of a comfortable yet very compact bathtub with a practical washbasin.
BeHappy II bathtub Installing a washbasin above the foot area of the BeHappy II bathtub will provide a practical hand-washing space without compromising your bathing area.

Another solution for bathing and showering with a screen are bathtubs from the Rosa range. All Rosa I, Rosa II and Rosa 95 models have a sufficiently wide bottom and a practical integrated seat, which can also be used as a storage area. The smallest Rosa 95 model with  a width of 95 cm fits into really small bathrooms. With further equipment from the Rosa concept, you can refine the bathroom down to the last detail.

Do you prefer classic rectangular bathtubs? Get to know Chrome , Chrome Slim , Classic II or Vanda II models. They have a flat bottom and you can also complement them with a bathtub screen for safe and comfortable bathing and showering. In the offer of Classic II bathtubs, do not miss the shortest bathtub measuring only 120 cm, which can also be placed in an alcove.

Rosa II Bathtub The whole family will fall in love with the Rosa II bathtub. It serves as a comfortable bathtub and a spacious shower enclosure in one.
Freedom Wall bathtub The Freedom Wall bathtub, which is designed to be placed against the wall, is also suitable for smaller bathrooms.

Does the shower win?

In small apartments, residents typically include individuals or couples of various ages. We would definitely recommend a shower enclosure to those born earlier, as it has a more comfortable entrance and the possibility of being equipped with a foldable shower seat.

For small bathrooms, sliding door systems are the most suitable choice, as they do not take up additional space like other types of doors. You can find them in the Supernova , Blix Slim , Blix and Matrix ranges. If you prefer a frameless and barrier-free shower enclosure, the ideal model for you will be from the Walk-In range. If there are children in the family, we recommend the quadrant shower enclosure from the Supernova range, SKCP4 Sabina or from the Blix range, BLCP4 Sabina combined with a  Sabina deep shower tray .

Sliding doors at the Blix Slim shower enclosure Sliding doors of the Blix Slim shower enclosure will save you space. The glass can be tilted for easy cleaning.
Deep Sabina sitting tray The Sabina deep seated tray allows for comfortable showering, but also for bathing children.

The smaller the bathroom, the more important the storage space

Maximizing every corner when planning a small bathroom is the key to success. A corner washbasin, which does not take up too much space, is very practical. For example, you can complement the corner washbasin from the 10° range with a cabinet and a mirror from the same concept. There is generally enough space under the washbasin for cleaning and laundry supplies or a laundry basket.

In extremely small spaces, consider installing a  small washbasin , designed for limited areas, such as those used in guest toilets. Even in a very compact bathroom, it can serve its purpose as a practical compromise.

In small bathrooms, an important rule applies - maximize the use of space upwards. Arrange shelves or cabinets on the wall above each other, or choose tall suspended cabinets. You can find these in almost all RAVAK furniture ranges. You can also use the space above the toilet and above the doors.

Minium sink Classic II 400 The washbasin will save a lot of space, and it can be complemented with a cabinet, which offers large storage spaces to accommodate all cosmetics or bathroom equipment.
If you do not have enough space for a bidet, you can use a wall-mounted valve with a bidet shower. The bidet shower offers many possibilities of use If you do not have enough space for a bidet, you can use a wall-mounted tap with a bidet shower. The bidet shower offers many possibilities of use.

To connect or not to connect with the toilet?

Consider the pros and cons. Among the positives, we count the fact that you will save a few precious centimetres of space; on the other hand, you will lose a wall where there could be storage spaces. In general, the connection is recommended in cases where the bathroom is used by one or two people. With a larger number of household members, the connection is at the expense of privacy. If the toilet is located near the shower, the distance between them should be at least 20 cm. The distance from the edge of the toilet bowl to the door should be at least 30 cm and to the heating at least 50 cm.

Chrome concept Let yourself be guided by the Chrome concept and the bathroom will surprise you with the synergy of style and utility.

A few tips at the end.

cabinet with a mirror will provide you with practical storage space for smaller cosmetics. In a small bathroom, there is no space for a bidet, but its function can be replaced by a  bidet shower . You can also use it to comfortably wash, for example, muddy shoes above the toilet. If you choose equipment belonging to the same concept, you will achieve a compact look and enhance the harmonious appearance of your bathroom.

We keep our fingers crossed for your success.

How to choose a shower tray

How to choose a shower tray

The choice of a shower enclosure is closely related to the selection of the ideal shower tray. Installing a shower tray is a suitable solution wherever you cannot or do not want to structurally interfere with the floor, for example, in a panel apartment. Your choice should take into account the expectations and needs of the entire household, for example if you have small children, bathe pets, or occasionally soak laundry. If you choose the right shape, material, and method of installation, you will be satisfied in the long term. And there will be no more floods in your bathroom.

How to choose a bathtub to be satisfied even after years

How to choose a bathtub to be satisfied even after years

Renovating or setting up a new bathroom should be an enjoyable phase of life where you can fulfill your dreams of creating a new and better living space. The following lines will provide inspiration and useful tips for making fundamental decisions, such as selecting a bathtub. If you carefully consider everything, you will be satisfied with today's decision even years from now, every time you enter your bathroom.