How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny Bathroom?

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tiny Bathroom

Not every home has luxurious bathrooms and small bathrooms — you know, the kind that make you feel like you have to lose 5 pounds to enter them. But if you are looking to buy your dream real estate and are ready to make some compromises with regards to bathroom space trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a giant crossword puzzle; but with some expert outlook configuring the toilet and sink to code, allowing enough clearance for a shower and, of course, where to put the towels is not a dreadful challenge. Despite the challenges, in most cases it's still better to squeeze in an extra bathroom where one is desperately needed, even if it must be small. If your itty bitty bathroom is ready for a redo, check out these projects that make the most of limited space with clever tricks.

Install a corner sink. Sometimes even a pedestal sink can disrupt the only available traffic lane in a bathroom. Often placing a corner sink across from the toilet works better than a sink across from the shower. The opening and closing of the shower door usually creates an awkward walk-around condition.

Use a shower curtain. A shower curtain that moves back and forth saves space over a glass door that moves in and out. Shower-tub combos actually can fit into small spaces, with some tubs coming in at 60 inches in length.

Float the vanity. Besides just visually helping the bathroom appear bigger, mounting a vanity above the floor frees up a little space for small items.

Extend the counter over the toilet. This banjo-style arrangement can be done with stone or a wood slab. The extended counter creates just enough space for a few needed items. Toilet placement is not affected, and the look is minimalist and clean.

Skip the shower door. If your bathroom is about 5 feet wide, that's just enough space to squeeze in a toilet and a 30- by 60-inch tub. Consider a glass panel instead of a glass shower door. It will keep most of the water in the shower and will free up needed elbow room.

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