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How Can I Get the Most Out of my Small Bathroom?

Feb 7, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

If you’ve been thinking about bathroom remodeling, you’re probably wondering about space. “What’s the point of redoing the whole bathroom if I can’t afford to expand?” you think. We hear you. Remodeling a bathroom can be fun. But if your bathroom is too small, there might not much you can change. Or is there? Below we’re going to go over several bathroom remodeling tricks for small bathrooms.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Small Bathroom

Think About the Important Stuff

The first thing to do when considering a bathroom remodel is to think about what’s important to you. Do you want a lavish bath that feels like a spa? Or do you need a proper sink? What about a stylish bidet for a fresh and clean way to start your day? Whatever you want, write it down.

It’s also a good idea to mark what you’re willing to let go of. Say you really want to change up your sink, but the more you think about it, the more you realize the sink is not as important as the shower.

“Shower doors and curtains free up space for a shower/bathtub combo.”

After all, you want a shower/bath combo, and that means you’ll need slightly more shower space. If that’s something your heart’s set on, it might make sense to rethink the sink, or vice versa. If a great sink and shower are both things you want, don’t worry. There may be a tip to help you get both.

Corner Sink

A corner sink is a great bathroom remodeling trick to free up space that a pedestal sink could take up. So why not place a corner sink opposite the toilet instead of the shower? The sink could also have a storage area underneath it for extra rolls of TP and such. Or, you can use this area to stash hair tools like flat irons, blow dryers, or curlers.

Shower Curtains and Sliding Doors

A glass door might seem nice, but since it moves in and out instead of side to side, it can take up a lot of room. That’s why we suggest using a shower curtain or sliding doors. Customize them to fit your style while saving room. The best part is that this bathroom remodeling trick works with shower stalls or shower/bathtub combos. That way you hop in the shower for a quick wash in the AM and come back for a soothing bath in the PM. That’s how you maximize the best of both worlds.

Get Ready to Float

If you have a lot of small items to store, consider a floating vanity. You can use the edge of the sink to place toothbrush holders and other need-to-reach items. That way, you can easily get your favorite moisturizer when you need it. The best part about a floating vanity is that you can match it with your height!

Round Things Out

Sharp corners are never your friend in a small bathroom. Imagine this a moment: You’re getting ready for work one morning. It’s early and you’ve not yet had coffee. You’re in the middle grabbing a towel for your hair when BAM! You’ve hit a sharp corner of the sink.

If you want to avoid this little mishap why not round out the vanity and sink? With rounded edges, you can dart around the bathroom without worry!

Go Banjo-Style

Need extra toilet paper shelving? If your toilet is next to your sink you can extend the sink’s counter to cover the toilet tank. This bathroom remodeling trick allows for stacks of TP, candles, and anything else you’d like. So why is it called banjo-style, you ask? Because with the right counter it can look like a banjo. It’s a festive way to expand your storage choices. You could even use the counter for a waterproof speaker to have music while you primp.

“What’s great about large patterns is that it isn’t that expensive to add them.”

Large Patterns

Suppose you’re happy with your bathroom configuration. Everything is nearly perfect. However, even though everything is tucked away nicely, the bathroom still feels small. If this happened to you, don’t worry. There is something you can do. Use a wide pattern on the walls. The wideness of the pattern will create the illusion of a bigger bathroom. What’s great about this tip is that wide patterns are not that expensive to add them. You can also get creative with the colors to match your theme.

Towel Bars

Showers can be super refreshing in the morning. They wake up the skin and give you a chance to relax before you start the hectic day – that is, until you need to get out and dry off. You know it’s only a few feet to the towels, but with the sudden burst of cold air, it feels like miles. So why not attach the towel bars to the outside of the sliding shower door? That way, you can grab a towel quick before the chill hits.

Large Mirrors

Have you ever been to a dance class or exercise class and felt the room was expansive?

Logically you knew it wasn’t, but in your mind, the room took up the whole universe and more.

If you’ve ever wondered why, wonder no more. The reason the room feels bigger is because of the large mirror. And this simple trick can work on your bathroom as well. So if you want to create the illusion that your bathroom can fit the whole universe, try a large mirror. The bonus of a large mirror is that two people can use it at once!

Try a Wall-Mounted Faucet

One way to free up space is to mount the faucet. Mounting the faucet allows for the sink to be narrowed down to any size you need. This bathroom remodeling trick is so effective that New York Penn Station used it when designing their restrooms. Plus, it fits in with all themes and styles.

Hire Everhart Construction for Bathroom Remodeling Today!

Everhart Construction employs design consultants and not just order takers. When a design consultant arrives at your home or office, they’ll discuss your project in length to get a good understanding of what you are trying to achieve with your bathroom remodeling. Our contractors give excellent advice on what’s best and help you get the bathroom you’ve always wanted. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, call 713-461-4434 or click below to get started today!

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