Those that have really small bathrooms fully understand how difficult it is to decorate and feel great in one of the most important rooms of the home. Countless challenges appear, like respecting building codes, making sure shower clearance is proper and finding the much-needed storage space.
While there are numerous challenges you have to deal with, decorating should not be one of them. There are many ways to remodel your home and make it great. This is even true for the small bathrooms.
Use the following tips to help you decorate smaller bathrooms and make them as welcoming as possible.
Use a corner sink
Something as common and small as a pedestal sink can still be too large in a very small bathroom. This is because the only traffic lane present is disturbed.
When space is particularly limited, you can use the corner sink. It has to be placed across the toilet while taking into account the shower door opening. This offers a lot of extra space that would not be available in another way.
Install shower curtains
Most showers have a glass door that opens towards the outside in a bathroom. This drastically reduces the space available in a small bathroom. One thing that you can do is take out the doors and install a shower curtain.
Alternatively, you can install shower-tub combos. They fit great in very small spaces since some of the tubs have a length of just 60 inches.
Specialists tend to take things even further. Whenever the width of the bathroom is around 5 feet, it is possible to add a toilet and a tub that is 60 by 30 inches. Conditions are really tight so designers add glass panels instead of the classic shower door. This keeps water inside the shower and frees up some room.
Use larger patterns
Large-scale patterns are very good in small bathrooms because they can trick your eyes into seeing the space as more expanded than it is. You simply have the exact same square footage but when you look at the bathroom, it feels a lot larger. Large-scale patterns are often recommended for larger, elegant spaces, but they work great even in small spaces.
Use a floated vanity
Most homeowners only think about making small bathrooms seem bigger but they do not take steps to actually increase the available space. You can do exactly that when you mount a bathroom vanity above the floor. As a result, extra space is freed up. You can use it to store some small items or just get some free space for appearance purposes.
Use a round vanity
Another great addition you can make to a small bathroom is the round vanity. It removes the unwanted scenario in which you are hurt by a sharp corner and you gain space. Round vanities work great in all square spaces, which are very common in the smaller bathrooms.
When the space is tight, use a mirror that stretches all across the bathroom’s wall. Do not just use a small one over a vanity. When the mirror is larger, 2 people can use it at the same time. Also, every single extra inch will help in tighter spaces while the larger mirror does create the illusion of extra space. This is especially true in the event that a larger window is available to let in some natural light.
Don’t forget about shelves
A lot of space is often lost inside small bathrooms because of not having enough storage options available. Remember that inside bathrooms you need many small items, like towels or extra toilet paper. Anything that you can add and that includes a shelf can help. As an example, there are pedestal style vanities that include shelves. Those shelves can be used to hold all your extra towels.
Whenever possible, according to the available budget, try to mount the faucet on the bathroom’s wall. This works great with narrow vanities and sinks since it instantly frees up some extra square footage. The addition of the wall-mounted faucet can even look great in traditional small bathrooms.