If one has a small bathroom, getting everything to fit seems tricky, like doing a crossword puzzle. Among the challenges include allowing enough clearance for the shower, configuring the sink and toiled to code and where to put items like towels. Despite such challenges, there are some bathroom designs for small spaces that could be helpful along the way.
At times, a pedestal sink would disrupt the only available lane for traffic in a small space. In such a case, a corner sink placed across from the toilet would work better as compared to one across the shower. This is because closing and opening the shower door would result in awkward walk-around conditions.
Floating and Rounding the Vanity
Apart from creating a visual illusion of space, a vanity mounted above the floor would free up space for smaller items. Tight spaces could also result in sharp corners becoming hazards. If the vanity’s corner disrupts flow, a rounded one would work better, even in a square space. Selecting a vanity with a single shelf would also work. This would be sufficient for holding towels or a toilet paper basket.
A large scale pattern can also create a visual illusion of space. Though the square footage remains the same, the bathroom feels bigger. Having a mirror stretch across a wall instead of only the vanity would also enable it to be used by two people simultaneously. This also adds to the illusion of space.
Trough sinks possess a low profile. The narrow, clean styling of such a sink is an attractive space-saving solution. When mounted on a wall, it would free up floor space for storage and foot traffic.
Mounting a faucet on a wall would allow for a narrower vanity or sink. This would in turn free up space. One can also try a wall-mounted faucet in a conventional design. This would be ideal in most cases.