Tips for small bathrooms will show you precisely what tricks and tips you need to employ in order to make your small bathroom work at its hardest for you. Not many people have the luxury of large or spacious bathrooms. Sometimes even if the rest of the house is fine for space, the bathroom – the only room in the house that has to store items for multiple members of the family – feels like a let down. Here are some super tips to keep the space in your small bathroom to a maximum and allow each little nook to work hard for you.
Tips for small bathrooms
Like in this picture (of my bathroom), showing more floor space in your small bathroom makes the entire room look larger. Under the sinks is clear floor space. Instead of floor cupboard for storage, use a wall cupboard that goes up to the ceiling.
This is a huge tip for small bathrooms: add skylight windows if you can. Being able to see the sky tricks the mind and makes the room feel spacious. This room has a skylight window so it’s always bright and airy.
Use mirrored cupboard doors in your small bathroom. These are easily available from Ikea. Also, use as much glass as you possibly can. In this picture there’s no shower curtain to block your view of the wall. The glass bath screen allows you to see all the way through. Use glass bath screens, dividers etc. I used normal cupboard doors initially on the cupboards you can see. The space in this room instantly looked 10% bigger when I changed those for mirrored doors.
Think tall and slim, when thinking tips for small bathrooms. Get tall and slim storage cupboards, as opposed to short and fat ones. Tall and skinny gives the illusion of more floor and room space. It takes the storage up – rather than sideways.
Are you great at DIY? You could make storage spaces between the recess in your stud walls. This mirror lies in the recess between two wall studs. I’ve used a mirror because I don’t need the space for a cupboard. If I did, this would make a perfect storage space within the wall itself.
Use your wall as storage space in small bathrooms. Buy a nice bag, hang it on the wall and use to store soaps, face towels etc. It looks great and keeps the clutter away from the surfaces.
Don’t forget that jars make uniform and practical storage too.
Top tip for small bathrooms: there’s a wealth of storage space over your bath, over the bathroom window and over the toilet. Add open shelves there or customize existing cupboards to add there.
Re-use an unused old drawer which is collecting dust in your garage. Turn it on its side and use it as a shallow shelf on your bathroom wall. Prepare it and paint it the same colour as your wall and it will blend in nicely.
Have clean and simple shower curtains if you must use them. They should complement the rest of the decor in the bathroom.
You can buy cheap storage units, cut them down to fit awkward corners in your small bathroom, and paint them the same colour as your wall to see them almost disappear.
Are you (or someone you know) changing your kitchen? Re-use one of the wall-mounted units in your small bathroom. Paint to suit.
Use baskets and extra cupboard shelves (from Ikea and elsewhere) to double the space inside your existing bathroom cupboards. They don’t have to be specifically bathroom cupboards. Kitchen storage works wonders as well if they can be adapted.
Don’t forget that awkward space under your bath. Line it with an old mat or lino and use it to store toilet rolls, bath mats and other bulky things you don’t want on show.
Finally, always keep in mind that with some careful planning and creative thinking you can create a bathroom that suits your specific needs, regardless of its small size or unusual shape. At www.bathrooms365.com you can get some ideas on how to make the most of your bathroom space and even find a range of furniture specifically designed to fit into small and awkward rooms.
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