6 Design Solutions for Maximizing Small Bathroom Space

Last updated on January 16, 2024

Use these six clever design solutions to make the most of your small bathroom space. Read on!

Your bathroom’s structure can contribute to your overall comfort at home. So, it can be difficult to do your daily routine if you have a small bathroom space. However, there are ways you can renovate or decorate it to maximize the room. 

Here are some tips you can follow if you want to redesign your bathroom space: 

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Remove Bulky Furniture

floating vanity

Creating a spacious bathroom can be challenging when you don’t have much room in the first place. So, if you want to create some space in your bathroom, the first thing you can do is remove any bulky furniture. For instance, if you have a medicine cabinet that makes the room appear crowded, it may be time to remove it if you don’t need it anyway. 

Removing some pieces will allow you to visualize the area and make it easier to conduct small bathroom renovations. Or you could manage to replace them with more space-efficient items.  

Install a Sliding Door

One way to save some space in your tiny bathroom is by using a sliding door instead of a swinging type. Using this will make it easier for you to go in and out of your bathroom as the door won’t obstruct your path.  

In addition, using a sliding door may provide you with more space to install other essential items in the bathroom. For instance, you can install a cabinet near the entrance as it won’t get hit by your door every time you enter the room. Not only will a sliding door help create more space in your bathroom, but it’ll also make it appear more spacious. 

Installing such a door would require a budget, of course, so be absolutely sure that you can afford it and that you truly want it. There’s no turning back once money changes hands.   

Add a Compact Toilet

When dealing with limited space, consider installing a compact toilet. Compact toilets are designed to save space without compromising functionality. They come in various styles, including wall-mounted and corner toilets. This addition can significantly contribute to creating more room in your bathroom.

Add Shelves

Limited bathroom space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your storage options. You can make simple renovations to have some efficient and non-obstructive storage items despite having a small area. For instance, you can add shelves for more storage. You can install open shelves on your walls for your hygiene products or bathroom decorations.   

When adding shelving to your bathroom, ensure you use suitable materials. For instance, these should be water-resistant. This way, your shelves won’t prematurely wear and make your bathroom appear old or messy. Rust-proof metal or plastic are great options for your bathroom shelving. 

Add Mirrors

install a mirror

Another easy way to design your bathroom to make it look bigger is by adding mirrors. These items can brighten the space and make it appear more spacious. A large mirror in your bathroom will create more depth and make a small room seem bigger.  

Besides creating an illusion in your bath space, installing a mirror is also functional. For one, you may find it easier to get ready in the morning when you have a mirror in your bathroom. You can also attach a medicine cabinet with a mirror on its door to have a piece that will serve two functions.  

Make the Flooring Eve

Each detail in your bathroom can make it appear more spacious or crowded. For instance, uneven flooring may make it difficult for you to move around the bathroom, making you feel that the space is small. So, if you want your area to appear spacious, it may be a great idea to make your flooring even. 

You can remove any elevated platforms in your bathroom so that it’ll be easier to move around. Doing so will also help eliminate any obstructions in your path as well.  

Brighten Up the Room

If you don’t want your bathroom to look small, you can brighten it up. Doing so can help make it seem bigger. Also, it’ll make it easier for you to move inside the bathroom as you can see everything clearly. 

If your bathroom has a window, you can utilize natural light by using translucent glass. Otherwise, you can make up for the lack of natural light by using white or warm yellow bulbs on the ceiling right at the center of your bathroom.  

The Takeaway

A small space doesn’t mean you can’t spend a relaxing time inside your bathroom. Simple design hacks like installing shelves or a sliding door can free up more space in the room. Then there are tips for making your bathroom appear larger. If you wish to revamp your bathroom, try all these easy tips to make lack of space a non-issue.  

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