If you have a small bathroom, trying to make everything fit in the cramped space is quite a challenge. For example, since one has limited space in a small bathroom, installing a few essential bathroom parts like toilet, sink and shower pose an enormous challenge for him. To help you, here are 10 tips for designing a small bathroom.

1. Place a corner sink

Install a corner sink across the toilet than a sink across from the shower. Since the opening and closing of the shower door makes walking around the bathroom somewhat awkward, pushing the sink at one corner of the bathroom is a good idea.

2. Install a shower curtain

A shower curtain that moves back and forth saves some valuable space over a glass door that moves in and out.

3. Install mirror walls

Installing a mirror across the entire wall will make the small bathroom look like a spacious room. It is because the mirror will make an optical illusion. This is particularly useful above a vanity or along one side of a narrow bathroom. Mirrors are also amazing for reflecting light, so you can get more lighting from your light fixtures or windows.

4. Wall hung toilets

A wall-hung toilet is a bathroom designers dream. It is because this toilet design is sleek and saves a lot of floor space which is especially useful for small bathrooms. If you have space in the walls, conceal the unsightly toilet tank inside the wall while keeping the toilet bowl is the only visible part. Another great feature of the wall-mounted toilet is you can install the toilet according to the height that is suitable for the user. So, the wall-hung toilet is also ideal for people who have difficulties in their leg.

5. Add cabinets vertically

In a small bathroom, storage is a big issue since your floor space is limited. You cannot place a large cabinet there. Instead, you place the cabinet vertically on the wall. Add shelving on the wall above the toilet, at the end of a tub or above the entry door.

6. Pocket door

Installing a pocket door is another great saving idea. Bathroom doors are usually in-swinging entry doors. But this type of door takes a lot of space. Instead, install a pocket door. To install one such door requires opening up your wall to some extent.

7. Make a contrasting appearance inside the bathroom

Contrasting makes anything more conspicuous. A small bathroom is no exception. To make your small bathroom a more conspicuous one, the color of the bathroom need to dark color while the bathroom walls need to either light color or decorative.

8. Attach a towel bar on the shower door

When space is scarce, mounting a towel bar on the shower door is a pretty good idea.

9. Install a wall-mounted faucet

A small toilet means you need to use a narrow sink in the toilet. This is only possible if you mount a wall-hung faucet in the bathroom.

10. Installing a upflush toilet

Like wall mounted toilet, today, upflush toilets make it easy for everyone to add a new bathroom in a tight space (like a basement) or in places that aren’t conducive to adding pipes. Upflush toilets even allow you to set up a temporary commode for renters or lengthy visitors.


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I am an Alabama native and a wife, a mother of two beautiful girls, and a blogger. I got my MFA in fine arts from the University of North Caroline at Greensboro. I spend my free time giving DIY makeovers to local diners, restaurants, homes and blogging about my experiences and ideas. After the post-graduation I became a self-taught crafter, decorator, builder – you name it! I am also a certified home improvement professional, specialized in kitchen renovation, design, and décor. But my ultimate passion lies in writing. I have molded my specialties in my passion. So, my blog is all about home improvement ideas and tips. I try to help the readers of mine by sharing my favorite DIY home décor projects, home renovations, and DIY furniture projects. As a writer, I am passionate about providing design and décor advice in order to help others find alternative ways towards a beautiful and holistic home improvement idea.


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