5 Bathroom Design Tips for a Small Home

Bath and Showers

Despite having a small home, you can still try to maximize the available spaces and find ways to fit everything although it is like doing a difficult crossword puzzle.

There will be a lot of challenges like finding perfect organizers for toiletries that will fit in the shelves, configuring the toilet and sink to code, allowing enough clearance for a shower, and, of course, figuring out where to install a towel rack and even tissue paper holder.

Fortunately, there are several ways and tips that you can apply in designing your small bathroom without compromising your budget and comfort. If you plan on going this route, here are 5 tips for designing that can maximize your small bathroom.

Install a Floating vanity or shelf

Aside from visually helping the bathroom appear bigger, the space below after mounting a vanity above the floor frees it up for small items.

It is also exciting to find some good organizers that can make it look neat and clean. Although your goal is to maximize the space, it does not mean that you cannot have all the cleaning and toiletries you need.

Mount the towel rack on the door

This is very common in any bathroom but if you have a lot of towels, you may want to store them in a larger space. However, when you have a minimum space, it is a practical and great idea to mount a towel bar on the shower door.  You might need to store the rest of your towels in a nearby linen closet or a basket, but having that one towel close by to dry off with is essential.

Expand the mirror

A mirror is one of the essentials in every bathroom. If you have it in the tightest spaces, stretching it across the wall instead of just the vanity can make space look bigger and enable two people to use it at once especially for a couple living together. In less-than-ideal space conditions, every inch helps.

Opt for a glass shower door

If your bathroom is limited in width and height, consider finding the perfect size of toilet and tub that is just enough to squeeze them in. With tight conditions such as these, consider a glass panel instead of a glass shower door or you may use a shower curtain aside from the glass panel.

Besides, a shower curtain can also save you time from cleaning the moisture from the glass if you have a water heater. You can seek help in installing a water heater if you want to have one but you are also worried about the required space for it.

Use light and neutral paint

Light and bright paint can trick the eyes into seeing expanded space. Pastel color like a soft green hue and neutral color like nude brown reflect natural light from the window. They can also make your bathroom look clean and fresh aside from making it look bigger.

However, molds and stains can be seen easily when you use these paint colors so you have to spend extra time to maintain the cleanliness. But that is also a good side of it because you will immediately address the mess and possible plumbing system issues. Light and neutral paint reveal the unseen damages the most bathroom will have in the future.

Finally, while this project is challenging and might be also stressful, it gives fulfillment and joy to the homeowner especially when it is done for the family. Home should always be a place of comfort and a haven for every family member regardless of the available space and the size of their house. Designs are just tools to make the place extra special for loved ones who live with you.