14 Clever Ideas for Small Bathrooms
If your half bath or powder room is not living up to expectations, consider these tips and design ideas to turn your tiny bathroom into your favorite room of the house!
Bold & Basic
A great place to experiment with bold colors and patterns, small bathrooms can easily be set off balanced with too many accessories. The best solution for a vibrant tiny bathroom is to keep the accessories basic and to a minimum.
Free Up Floor Space
When floor space is at a premium, it’s important to free up as much as possible. A good way to do that is by choosing a pedestal sink. These sinks are a perfect choice for powder rooms and tiny half baths where a need for space trumps storage requirements.
Embrace Vertical Space
Improve storage by installing open shelving, and a few baskets or decorative boxes for extra necessities. The key to getting the most out of your little bathroom? Effectively utilizing vertical space.
For those lacking medicine cabinet space, consider adding a cabinet above the toilet or on a free wall to hold and conceal your bathroom amenities.
Let’s be real… Some bathrooms are simply too tiny to work with. If that’s the case, try putting the area directly outside the door of your bathroom to work. Add an armoire or a bookshelf to store towels, extra bathroom supplies and anything else you may need.
Go Down Under
What is one of the most overlooked areas in a bathroom? Under the counter. If you don’t already have shelves or cabinet space installed, consider adding an extra shelf or two to store your makeup, hair products and extra toilet paper.
Control the Clutter
Although knickknacks are fun and add personality to a room, too many can overpower a small space. For a nice, controlled display, try corralling your favorite accessories with a vanity tray.
In a small bath, any way to create the illusion of a bigger space is worth thinking about. One small changes that can be made to draw the eye upward and make the ceiling appear higher is to install the subway tile on the walls vertically rather than horizontally.
Invest In Quality
Small rooms require fewer furnishings, which is one great thing about small bathrooms. Because of this, they make the perfect place to invest in high-end pieces, such as a specialty sink or an upscale mirror.
Another space-saving solution for small bathrooms, and those that open into a hallway or other narrow space in particular, is a pocket door or barn door. Not having to use floor space to accommodate the inward swing of a door makes the room feel larger and easier to move around in. For a fun, surprising look, paint the room a bright color!
While mirrors are a great way to add depth to a room, a mirrored wall can actually double the visual space. Check the logistics of your bathroom to see if this classic optical illusion would help maximize your space.
When trying to visually expand your small space, basin and pedestal sinks are great options. However, sometimes a traditional sink with included storage is essential. In those cases, it’s important to keep the counter clutter free so that the larger cabinet doesn’t overwhelm the tiny space.
Popular and efficient, a floating basin and vanity will give your bathroom a light and delicate look. The extra floor space freed up underneath is ideal for extra storage baskets or a vanity stool.
How do you make a small bathroom feel even smaller? Fill it with normal-sized appliances. Instead, opt for smaller-scaled appliances and your room will feel just right.