Small bathrooms are a plight to many. At times, it can seem like there is nothing you can do to make the space more usable. That’s simply not true. There’s always a way to make your space work better for you. We promise.

If you’re ready to throw in the towel on your bathroom, don’t give up just yet. Our small bathroom guide contains the tips you need to make that room a favorite. Read on below to find out our secrets for making the most of tight spaces. 

Get creative with the layout

When you’re dealing with tight space, it’s important to squeeze every last bit of function out of the space, even if it means foregoing convention. In this case, your focus should be ensuring that your small bathroom meets your needs, rather than worrying about how it will appear to the outside world.

Take the picture above, for example. Here, the outlier is the tub that sits inside the shower. While it may seem strange at first, the benefit of this arrangement is that the homeowner gets to enjoy both a walk-in shower and soaking tub. The bathroom also features a floating vanity, shelf and toilet, which are all typical space-saving options.

While you may not want to copy this layout in your own home, you can take a lesson from it. If you’re lucky enough to create your layout from scratch, take full advantage of the opportunity. Be sure to brainstorm ways to use every angle of the space, even if it seems odd at first.

Think vertical

If there’s one tried-and-true rule to space-saving, it’s to never discount the value of designing vertically. When you don’t have as much horizontal space to work with as you like, thinking vertically is a way to ensure the space remains usable. As an added bonus, vertical lines can trick the eye into believing a room is bigger than it initially seems.

Again, take a second to study the photo above. You notice the shower walls are much higher than normal and there is a shelving unit situated above the toilet. Small design choices like these force the eye upward so it takes in the entirety of the space, rather than staring straight forward.

Other choices, such as adding a vertical mirror or wall hanging, can achieve the same goal. At the end of the day, you just want to ensure that as much of the space is being seen as possible.


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