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What to do with a super narrow bathroom

When we were first on the hunt for a house, we came to look at this house and the bathroom completely put us off. It was so narrow, and it just didn't seem to have much potential. But I guess we changed our mind in the end, because here we are!

I spent a fair bit of time researching narrow bathrooms, but seemed to come up with nothing. We own a mid-terrace Victorian house, with an alley running between our house and our neighbours. Our bathroom, on the top floor, runs the whole length of this alley. To fit a bath in this space, a small section of the bedroom has been cut out to join this room. Am I making sense yet?

We debated and deliberated between getting rid of the bath and having a walk-in shower or keeping what we have and working with it. When it came down to it, we didn't want to get rid of the bath and reduce our target market of buyers. For example, those with kids - a bath is a must. Also, I know Brits love their baths, and for plenty having just a shower will not do. Having a walk-in shower would have worked so much better, but it would have also been way more expensive, and probably not worth the outlay in return. So, with a decision in mind, here's how we made the worlds narrowest bathroom work for us...







Not ideal, but it works okay in my opinion. And in some ways, the bath is quite nice and secluded in its own little alcove... I think it's a bit like marmite, you'll either love or hate this. Plus this room is so narrow we have to have a sliding door rather than one that opens, just because a door would not fully open in this space. But it also helps to hide this fact... a little.

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