For those who live with roommates or with family, the bathroom is oftentimes the only place where one can find peace. However, if your bathroom is cramped and small, there is only so much comfort you can have. Luckily, there are ways to make even the smallest spaces feel larger and accommodating. Here are 5 tips to make the most of your small bathroom.
Hide Pipes and Vents
An efficient bathroom makes the most of its space, and keeps everything about it as simple as possible. In order to do that, it hides visual clutter like pipes, vents, and drains, to maintain a clean appearance and maximize space utilization. Use modern, minimal pieces for your bathroom to achieve this desired effect. If that doesn’t match the style of the rest of your home, use something that utilizes less gilding and unnecessary detailing to make it a streamlined as your style allows.
Implement Storage Wherever Possible
When space is a premium, the last thing you want to waste it on is baskets and racks to hold your belongings. Instead, install mirrored medicine cabinets and shelving under the sink to hold all your necessary bathroom goods. This will clear up much needed floor space and will also hide your belongings, reducing clutter and achieving that much needed simplicity. Having shelving and hooks on the walls helps make use of that empty space as well.
If you want to take wall utilization to the next level, install an alcove into your showering/bathtub area. This keeps your shampoo within arms reach, without resorting to the fussy sticky caddies that you’ve probably used before. Eliminate the worry of falling shelving and knocking over bottles with an alcove, and your shower will have become that more stress relieving.
Have a Glass Door Shower
Shower curtains can be irritating, as they take up visual clutter and never quite do the job of keeping out water as well as they are supposed to. Instead, use a glass door. This not only looks better, but it makes the space feel since it isn’t separated by a dark curtain.
Don’t Block Windows
Glass doors serve one more purpose: if there is a window in the shower area, it let's that light in. Having natural light keeps a space from feeling claustrophobic, and makes it more open. Utilizing bright colors gives the light something to reflect off of and accentuates the effect.
Bathrooms are an important space. They give you a place where you can be alone for a precious few moments, and is a space that you probably start and end your day in. Therefore, it is important not to forget it whenever you designing or renovating a home. If you are planning to renovate or install new components into your bathroom, contact us or fill out an inquiry form. We’d love to discuss more with you.