A Few Quick Ideas for Small BathroomsAugust 9, 2012
A spacious and luxurious bathroom is something that most people would love to have, but because of any of a dozen factors remains out of their reach. Regardless of where you live, if you have a smaller bathroom, you can likely benefit from a few of these quick and simple ideas for smaller bathrooms. Before we get started it is important to have a qualified contractor in mind before you begin finalizing plans for your bathroom. If any plumbing or electrical work is required it is best to get professional assistance and have someone with experience in the industry take care of the construction and installation for your job.
Tip #1: Ditch the full-size bathtub
One of the first ideas for smaller bathrooms that many people suggest is to get rid of the full-size bathtub that is taking up so much of your very limited floor space. If you are attached to the idea of taking a bath or soaking in your tub to relax, consider a more modern soaking tub; these tubs are typically more compact and taller than they are wide. This allows them to be deep enough for you to enjoy a good soak, but not take up so much space in your small bathroom. If you are okay with getting rid of your tub altogether, consider a nice shower stall, wither with a curtain or a clear enclosure to maximize the feeling of spaciousness in your bathroom.
Tip #2: Reduce Toilet & Sink Space
The toilet is often the main reason for a bathroom to exist in any home or apartment, so it needs to be given the credit that is due. The thing is, many older toilets are just too large for the bathrooms they are placed in. The same goes for more contemporary toilets that were placed in smaller bathrooms my people who weren’t really thinking of these ideas for smaller bathrooms that we’re talking about today. There are plenty of toilet designs that are specifically made with smaller bathrooms in mind, so make sure that you explain this part of the project to your contractor if you decide to go with a new toilet in your bathroom.
The same principle applies to sinks; they are often too large for the bathroom spaces they are installed in. If you do not have a lot of space (and who does in a smaller bathroom?) then think about changing the way your sink is installed, or select a new sink all together. Many newer models of sinks are designed with the limitations of smaller bathrooms in mind. Replacing your sink is one of the easier ideas for smaller bathrooms if you want to make the most of the space that you have.
Tip #3: Simply Storage Works
You don’t have to have an elaborate system of shelves and hangars to give you enough space to store all of your necessities in your bathroom. This is one of the best ideas for smaller bathrooms we have seen lately, and it makes a lot of sense if you have the space and of course permission to modify your bathroom. Consider recessed shelving when you are thinking of ideas for smaller bathrooms; recessed shelving works by allowing you to store items “inside” of your walls instead of mounting hardware to the wall’s surface. This way you can still store your items within easy reach but nothing is sticking out into the finite space of your smaller bathroom. It is very important that you consult a professional for a project like this as someone will need to confirm that the place you want your shelves to go is not already occupied by plumbing or electrical wires.
If these ideas are motivating you to get moving on remodeling your bathroom, call Mad City today to get started!