In an ideal world, every single room in our house would be big enough to fit anything that crosses our minds. However, this doesn’t mean that having a small bathroom restricts your creativity. On contrary, it is exactly because of it that you will have a chance to fully express your resourcefulness and ingenuity. All in all, here are some ideas that are meant to help you decorate your small bathroom and unlock its full potential.
When coming up with a layout of your small bathroom, you need to keep in mind that every inch counts. A perfect example on how you can save some extra space in your bathroom is by installing angled shower instead of a regular one. Rectangular, pentagonal or even circular shower require much less space than a standard, square-shaped one. Sure, some people may fear that this means sacrificing too much comfort, but most of these angular showers give you plenty of room for maneuvering. After all, shower is all about practicality so why not help it serve this purpose once more.
Tub in the Shower
Now, this particular idea may not be best suited for those with small bathrooms, but those with medium-sized ones can already enjoy it. Namely, one of the greatest dilemmas when constructing a bathroom is the question of whether to put a tub or a shower inside. Those with large bathrooms sometimes go with both, but now there is a solution even for those without an abundance of space. According to experts behind bathroom renovations company from Sydney more and more people decide to put a tub inside of a shower area. This way, they can have their cake and eat it too.
Vanity Niches and Wall Cabinets
A lot of people speak against vanities in small bathrooms since they believe it consumes too much space. Still, when taken into consideration how much storage space an average vanity offers, they are forced to reconsider. An average vanity usually has many drawers and compartments in which you can stash everything you need. Furthermore, if the vanity has niches it becomes even more efficient. This allows you to stack your towels, cosmetics and even medicine. On the other hand, this shouldn’t be the only reason why it is smart to go with vanity. For those still not convinced, going with cabinet can be an acceptable alternative for wall storing.
Speaking of using wall surfaces as storage, you cannot go wrong with racks and holders. Sure, every bathroom has a tower holder or two, but why stop there. You can always purchase a hair dryer with a wall attachable holster. This also goes for most bathroom appliances. Of course, people with enough space in their bathroom may not have to think about this, but the rest are not that fortunate. An owner of a small bathroom needs to use every inch of free surface so why not start with the walls.
A lot of people like the idea of hanging sink, but refuse to go with it simply because it gives less storage than some other options. Luckily, there is a simple and inexpensive DIY solution to this particular problem. All you need to do is ‘dress up’ your sink in a cloth that hangs all the way down to the floor and suddenly you get a hidden storage compartment for your bathroom. This can be made from something as common as an old bedsheet. Underneath, you can place whatever you want, without the fear that it will somehow disturb the rest of the bathroom.
Finally, a fact that you have placed a basket on your bathroom floor doesn’t mean that you should forget about that particular spot. Namely, some people have come up with the idea to stack these baskets. The way this works is quite simple. First, they get the largest basket they have and place it on the bottom, then they take the smaller one and place it on top of it. This way, they create a pyramid like structure, which can add to your bathroom’s appeal if all the baskets are in the same style (wicker baskets for example). However, you need to keep in mind that you shouldn’t place the item you often need or use in the bottom-most basket since it may be quite difficult for you to retrieve it later on.
Where there is a will there is always a way and the smaller the bathroom, the greater the challenge. You see, the lack of space is a physical dimension which can never restrain something so abstract as artistic inspiration or pure decoration talent.