Ideas for a Small Bathroom Design

by Ann Triune

You could use a small bathroom design. You may have little choice if you actually have a small bathroom. It doesn’t mean though that you automatically have very limited options with your small space. There are still a lot of tasteful designs you could consider. Here are some tips at designing small bathrooms.

Put Only What You Need

Ask yourself if you really want a bathroom that doubles as a living room. Chances are you will only really be spending a limited time in your bathroom. You are also not likely to be doing a lot of things in it. If you use your bathroom as it is meant to be used, then you don’t need a lot of things in it. Get rid of extra fixtures and storage units. Keep only those that you can actually use for a little relaxation and for the essential functions of a bathroom.

Get Small Stuff

If you live with average sized people, you really do not need big fixtures. Big toilets, tubs, faucets, showers and sinks would look terrible in a small bathroom. They will also eat much more space. The fixtures should be appropriate to your size but nothing more. You should choose the smallest size of all fixtures that will fit you and your needs. The visual impact and the actual effect would be a small bathroom that is roomy and unobstructed.

Free Your Floor

You should ideally incorporate lots of floor space in your small bathroom design. This will give the feeling of having more room to move around in. How can this be possible without moving walls? You can actually make this happen by using the overhead space that usually gets taken for granted in big bathrooms. You can use this space for storage units like small cabinets, towel racks and hanging hampers. You can also provide more floor space by choosing a hanging or corner sink with no base.

Get Rid of Somber Colors

Aside from space restrictions, other features make your bathroom look even smaller. One of these would be your general color scheme. If you are oriented towards dark colors, your small bathroom is not one of the places where you should apply them. Instead of dark, heavy colors go for pastel or light color shades. Lighter shades make your bathroom more inviting. They also have the capacity to play with visual perception, making small areas seem more open and spacious.

Decorate with Small Things

The limited area isn’t your only concern when you design for your bathroom. You should also seek to improve the overall appearance and appeal of your bathroom. In most cases, you will need it too to help you unwind and relax. You may not be able to create a full home spa in your small bathroom. You may however be able to add a little spice to it. Use small tile appliqus to improve the look of your tiles. You can also distribute potpourri sachets and small enclosed scented candles in small areas.

These are only some small bathroom design ideas. If you consider exploring a little more, you might realize that there is actually so much more that you can do with a small bathroom.

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