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When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

Use Every Available and Unavailable Space for Storage

We store a lot of things in the bathroom, ranging from medicines and shampoos to towels. Even when we try to cut down on the products and supplies, the space just seems overcrowded. How do you solve that? With extra storage solutions.

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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But where to install storage solutions in a small bathroom? Everywhere you can. When we say available space we mean the walls (vertical storage) and the corners (corner shelves). When we say unavailable space, we mean niche shelves.

Scale Down the Furniture

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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Think about it: do you really need a double sink vanity? How often will you and members of your household brush your teeth at the same time? And what about a large shower? Are you planning to perform a full-blown musical there? Downsizing the furniture will not only make your bathroom more spacious, but it will also make the proportions more logical.

Make Room on the Floor

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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We measure the size of the bathroom judging by its free floor space. You will definitely achieve more space on the floor by scaling down the furniture, but only partially. There is one more thing you can do: get a pedestal basin instead of a vanity or introduce a floating vanity.

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Also, try to keep as little “accessories” as you can on the floor. Find some other place to keep the trash can and laundry basket.

Go for a Freestanding Tub

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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Most people decide for this type of tub because of the aesthetics. It’s true that they’re more eye-catching, regardless of the design style. However, this design statement can, if used cleverly, even save some space. A small freestanding bath allows you to use the limited space at your disposal more creatively, and you can place it directly in the middle of the room if you want to – anything goes.

Use Wall Mirrors Instead of Cabinets

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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Medicine cabinets tend to make your small bathroom feel even more cramped, because they extend far outside of the wall. Yet again, a multipurpose feature can save the day. Instead of using bulky medicine cabinets, you can opt for wall mirrors with some storage capacity.

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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Additionally, you can install task lights around the mirror and an overhead lamp across it so that it can reflect the light and create the illusion of spaciousness.

Change the Swing of the Door

Many bathroom doors swing into the bathroom, and that is a big mistake, since it limits the space in the bathroom from the get-go, and causes some bruises along the way. If you flip the door so that it swings outside the bathroom, you will not only avoid bruises, but also get some extra storage capacity. Just make sure that the door doesn’t swing into a heavily trafficked hallway. Or you can prevent that problem right away by opting for sliding or pocket door.

When designing the layout of a property, we often prioritize a large family room, spacious kitchen, and commodious bedroom, but where is the bathroom in that picture? The bathroom is usually the room from which we steal a couple of square inches to make the most out of the rest of the house. It’s only when we truly see the lack of functionality in a small bathroom that we regret the choices we made. So, what should we do then? Should we tear down the walls and fix our errors or make do with what we have? Fortunately, there are ways to make the most out of our small bathroom without using a sledgehammer. Here are a few of them:

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All of these solutions will create more functional space in your bathroom. If you want to make it look bigger than it is, then you should paint it with light neutral colors and use the same or similar tones on walls and tiles. Also, with clever use of all three layers of lighting (task, ambiance and accent), you will add to the sense of spaciousness.


Authored by Chloe Taylor, an art historian and a young blogger. Her fields of expertise include interior design, home decor, architecture and other art related topics.




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