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Cloakrooms: maximising functionality and style in a small space

Cloakrooms, also known as ‘powder rooms’ or ‘half-baths’, are small rooms typically located near the entrance of a property. Although often compact spaces, they are essential spaces that serve a practical purpose for homeowners and guests.

Whether you are looking to create a stylish and functional space for guests or maximise functionality in a small family home, a well-designed cloakroom is often the most used toilet in the house. It deserves just as much design consideration and thought in product and tile selection as any other bathroom in the home.


Here are some tips to help you create a beautiful and functional cloakroom:

Utilise the space

Since cloakrooms are typically small, maximising every inch of space is essential. Wall-mounted sinks and toilets can help free up floor space, and adding floating shelves or cabinets can provide valuable extra storage.

Choose the right fixtures

Choosing the right fixtures is crucial in creating a functional and stylish cloakroom. Wall-mounted or semi-pedestal sinks are great for small spaces, while a compact toilet with a concealed cistern can help create a sleek and streamlined look.

Create a focal point

A well-placed statement piece can make a memorable impact even in a small space. Consider a bold wallpaper, patterned tile or a unique light fixture to create a focal point in your cloakroom.

Think about lighting

Lighting is crucial in any bathroom, and even more so in a cloakroom where space is limited, often with limited natural light. Consider adding overhead and task lighting to create a well-lit and functional room.

Accessorise and personalise

Although space may be limited, don’t be afraid to add personal touches to your cloakroom. Small plants, artwork, photos, or scented candles can add warmth and personality to the space.


When creating a cloakroom, the possibilities are endless, especially with the range of compact bathroom products on the market. With the right fixtures, lighting, and accessories, you can create a beautiful and functional space that will impress homeowners and guests. Whether you want to add a statement piece or maximise functionality in a small room, a well-designed cloakroom is an excellent investment for any home.

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