My tips for making the most of a small bathroom space.
- Claim as much space as possible. I took half of a linen closet from my hall to make more space in my kid’s bathroom.
- You can also add recessed storage or tall cabinets to make a space feel bigger.
- Use a monochromatic theme. I like using neutrals, this does not have to be boring. Sea-glass colors are in style and very neutral, but not boring.
- I love these Evit bubble glass tiles. They could be used as the back of recessed boxes in the shower; it just requires a little tile so you can use expensive tiles!
- Keep it simple. In small spaces you need to keep your design simple.
- I have lots of clients who have been planning a bath renovation for years. Once they show me their dream wish list…I take those ideas and come up with a cohesive look. I usually simplify too.
- Take out hinged doors and replace them with pocket or barn doors. This will open up any space.
- Proper lighting will make your space feel bright and bigger.
- Use one large mirror rather than two smaller ones over a double vanity.
- Consider mirror on the entire wall vanity wall.
- Wall mounting major fixtures also adds visual space.
- In Asia where space is a hot commodity, they hang the toilets and sinks. (It does not have to look institutional; if you use modern fixtures it will look great.)
- You might also consider installing wall faucets rather than having them take space on the vanity.
- Natural light is also important to small spaces.
- Leave existing windows, or change the size but keep the light.
- Use Mirrors to reflect the natural light.
- If you can add skylights, do it!
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