A home with a small bathroom is a major turn-off for some potential home buyers. However, the reason they are displeased usually isn’t about the size of the room itself, it’s not being able to fit the features they want inside the room.
Considering how many large objects are usually in bathrooms, you would think they would contain a lot of square footage. That’s not the case, however, with many smaller homes.
In this article we’ll go over some tips for making the most of the space in your small bathroom, allowing you to fit more inside without making the room a claustrophobic nightmare.
Use it. Most people forget that they’re only using about half the the space around the perimeter of their bathroom. You can install shelving that extends over your toilet or along the top of one of the walls to store things like towels and extra rolls of toilet paper.
Installing a large mirror with storage cabinets is another great way to take advantage of vertical space. You’ll get extra storage, save floor space, and create the illusion of openness by having a large mirror in the room.
Sink space savers
The space around bathroom sinks is seldom used to its fullest potential. If you have a wall mounted sink you can install a rack underneath to hold towels, mouth wash, or other bulky items.
If possible, use a rectangular shaped sink and mount it in the corner of the room. Narrower sinks open up more floor space, as does keeping it off to the corner.
Omit the tub
I’ve had an unopened container epsom salt sitting in my closet for years. I’ve been saying that I’ll use the next time I take a bath, but who knows when that will be. If having a bath tub isn’t necessary for you, go with a bathroom design that utilizes a stand-up shower instead of a bath tub.
Reach deep with sliding drawers
Instead of reaching behind boxes of Q-Tips and bottles of shampoo just to get your mouth wash, install sliding drawers that bring everything within reach.
You can utilize a sliding drawer in any vacant corners or spaces in your room. Are there a few inches between your toilet and the wall? It might be a good place to install an extra storage unit that slides out.
Prepare your battle station
Kitchen design takes advantage of several space-saving and convenient decorating techniques that are often left out of the bathroom. Instead of stuffing your hair dryer and curling iron into a drawer or leaving them on the counter, install a holster rack designed just for those tools.
Many good chefs keep their knives stuck to a magnet over the counter. You can utilize this technique in the bathroom as well. If you don’t want to have your tweezers hanging on your wall for everyone to see, install the magnetic strip behind your mirror to keep them out of sight.
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