Top 3 Bathroom Redesign Ideas for Small Homes

On 15 Aug., 2018

With the right combination of smart storage options, optical illusion and bathroom elements designed with small homes in mind, you may begin to appreciate the benefits of having a small bathroom, rather than lamenting on its shortcomings.

Top 3 Bathroom Redesign Ideas for Small Homes

Designing a small bathroom is always a challenging task. Still with a different approach, even small spaces can become functional and comfortable. In a small bathroom, every element needs to have at least one purpose and work in cohesion with the others to create seamless functionality. These are the three ways to save space in a small bathroom.  

Storage is everywhere

When talking about storage space in bathroom, most people think of cumbersome storage cabinets. Yet, there are so many options that not only look better, but are more convenient for small shower rooms. Open shelves that display your colorful towels and linens are a much warmer option. Smaller containers will feel at home on colorful storage ladders. Here are some more ideas:

  • Unless your bathroom has a sturdy vanity, a well-placed ledge above the sink can accommodate all the daily care essentials as well as some make up. And above all, it won’t take any floor space.

  • With the today’s cost of living space, designers must constantly invent new space saving fixtures. A tub with an easily accessible built-in storage with bottom hung doors is perfect for storing both bath products and towels.

  • Shower shelves are a welcome sight in more spacious bathrooms, but if space is the issue, a couple of alcoves will keep soaps and sponges just where you need them.

  • Modern under-mounted sinks often lack cabinet space below. A pair of woven baskets will provide plenty of room for your towels.

Visual deception

Another design idea is to make a small powder room look bigger using elements that create an optical illusion. Although a seemingly larger bathroom won’t produce more storage space, it will definitely become more comfortable.  

  • There is no cutting corners in bathroom design. But have you tried curving them? Soft and round edges of your vanity will get you more space, while banging into curved edges is near to impossible.  

  • Instead of installing a pre-manufactured shower stall, you may want to go with a shower-corner, bordered by two linear drains. If you continue your patterned tiles straight into the shower area, the room will feel larger without interrupting the space.

  • The ideal toilet choice. Elegant TOTO toilets save space and look amazing in small bathrooms.

  • A well-placed mirror can double the size of any bathroom. Mirrors come in all shapes and sizes and will fit into every style from period to rustic.

  • Elaborate floor tiles add interest and detail to your bathroom. But, unless they are coupled with simple walls, the room becomes overwhelmed with patterns and color, and eventually looks smaller than it is.


Space-saving features

Finally, the very design of bathroom fixtures and other elements can be space-saving. The whole idea is to achieve comfort without sacrificing functionality.

  • You often need to compensate by selecting your priorities. If you can only unwind in one of freestanding baths, you need to know how to save space elsewhere.   

  • As a second most important feature in any bathroom, the sink needs to be functional and stylish. It was discovered long ago that spherical shapes give most surface and take least space. An oval top-mounted sink leaves more counter space than a square one.

  • Not all washstands are made equal. Some of them come with scaffold-like support structure underneath that can easily hold the weight of all your wet towels.

  • For someone who uses a small bathroom, you know that a hinged door takes up a third of the space when open. On the other hand, a sliding door stays in line with the wall all the time.  

With the right combination of smart storage options, optical illusion and bathroom elements designed with small homes in mind, you may begin to appreciate the benefits of having a small bathroom, rather than lamenting on its shortcomings.  

 

 

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