If you have a small bathroom, trying to make everything suitable for such a small space is like figuring out how to make a giant puzzle. Among the challenges: configuring the toilet and sink to code, leaving enough space for bathing and, of course, where to put towels and etc. Regardless of the challenge, in most cases, it is better to squeeze out the extra bath where people desperately need it, even if it has to be small. If you are going to go this route, here are 12 suggestions for designing a small bathroom that is perfect for your house.
Install the corner sink. Sometimes even the pedestal sink can interfere with the only available traffic lane in the bathroom. In this case, placing and installing a sink corner in front of the laundry is better than placing the sink in front of the shower. The opening and closing of the shower door usually cause difficult walk-around conditions.
Use shower curtain. The shower curtain that moves back and forth allows you to save space over glass doors that move in and out. In fact, shower tub combos can fit into a small space, with some tubs reaching lengths of 60 inches.
Floating vanity. In addition to just making the bathroom looks bigger, putting up the dresser on the floor leaving little room for small objects.
Round the vanity. Narrow space can create sharp corners exposed to hip hazards. If the corners of a certain vanity would be in the way, choose a rounded style. Yes, the round vanity can also work in a square space. No more bruised hips!
Expand the counter above the cabinet. This banjo style arrangement can be made of stone or wooden slab. The expanded counter creates just enough space for some of the items you need. The toilet position is not affected and the view is minimal and clean.
Use a large-scale model. Large-scale models, such as the wide strips, can fool the eyes when they see a widening space. Square footage may remain the same, but the bathroom will feel bigger.
Skip the bathroom door. If your bathroom is about 5 feet wide, there is enough space to squeeze in the toilet and bathtub with a size of 30-60 inches. With such tight conditions, opt for glass panels instead of glass shower doors. This will store most of the water in the shower and release the required elbowroom.
Extend the mirror. In the narrow room, having a mirror on the wall, not just vanity, can let two people use it together. In a less than ideal space, every inch helps.
Attach the towel panel to the door. When the room is minimal, putting up a towel bar on the bathroom door makes the towel handy. You may need to store most of your towels in a nearby linen closet, but a towel that is almost dry is very important.
Install the sink. A clean and tidy sink style is a good space-saving solution. Even tough sinks have a low profile. When mounted on the wall, they also free up the floor space for storage or foot traffic.
Choose a vanity with a shelf. The design of the pedestal has become smarter. Even the pedestal style with a shelf can accommodate a towel or basket for toilet paper.
Use wall tap. Installing the faucet on the wall allows a narrow basin or sink, which then releases square footage into the total bath. Do not be afraid to try tap wall with traditional design. It works everywhere!