Making the best out of your small bathroom!

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Making the best out of your small bathroom

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When it comes to interior design, most people like to have one, general theme for the whole house. Regardless of that, your bathroom will always differ. Simply put, it is very hard to find something that will go along with the rest of the interior design. Because of that, we prefer making bathrooms a separate entity.

Unlike big bathrooms, which can be turned into real beauties, small bathrooms can be really problematic. This limited space also limits our choices regarding decor. First thing that we have to consider is making the room functional. With this, we have already reduced the available number of options. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there.

Small rooms oftentimes feel crowded in terms of accessories and hardware which are inside. As a result, people are less likely to notice your walls and more likely to see your cupboard. Similarily, we have to be very picky when it comes to things which we are willing to include. Because of that, we might not get the effect which we are looking for.

small bathroomLuckily for you, there are certain things which you can do in order to improve your bathroom.

These ideas are not only good for managing a small space, but they are trendy at the same time. Let’s check them out!

1. Line your walls with wood
In most countries, using wood in bathrooms is really unusual. This is really ridiculous given all the benefits that wood provides. First of all, we have to mention that wood is actually an eco-friendly material. You might be asking: “Isn’t it bad to chop wood?” Yes, it is. But if you made a bathroom with bricks and cement, you would spend much more natural resources. Having wood in a bathroom is very unusual in the USA. Because of this, it will instantly attract attention. Another thing to mention is that wood reduces mold growth.

2. Add windows to your bathroom

If you have a small bathroom, there are some tricks which you can use to make it bigger. By adding a window to your bathroom, you are effectively increasing it. Whenever you peek outside, this enormous space will trick your mind into believing that you are in a spacious room yourself. Besides that, windows are very hygienic, they help with mold and they add more light to the room making it look even bigger.

3. Utilize every part of the bathroom
The biggest issue with a small bathroom is that there are too many objects inside it, positioned right next to the walls, covering tiles. Due to this, your guests will not notice them. No matter what kind of luxurious hardware you put in the bathroom, these tiles will still be crucial for providing the overall feel. Furthermore, it is much better if there are more exposed tiles, visible to the eyes. This way, an individual will have a feeling that he is in a very spacious room. Of course, there is only so much we can do. First, put shelves on a much higher level. You can even install one just above the door. Remove all excess accessories and place them somewhere else. This way, you can reduce the amount of space necessary for a cupboard. Position certain items in the corners and behind the door.

4. Purchase the entire bathroom
Humans can be very arrogant. We think that we know everything. In this case, we presume that we can pick the best combination for our bathroom. As a result, we tend to purchase combinations that completely make no sense in terms of design and colors. In fact, unless you are very experienced or have a good understanding of interior design, it is best to purchase the entire bathroom in one shop. Do not be shy and ask for assistance. Explain your issue. In fact, if you have the option, seek a professional architect’s advice.

5. Make a distraction
In certain cases, no matter what you do; you will still have too many things inside. As the last resort, you should try and make a distraction. In this case, instead of focusing on the bathroom as a whole, give advantage to one particular piece. A mirror is the best choice. People tend to look for a mirror as soon as they enter the bathroom. If you provide them with something visually appealing, they will most likely neglect the fact that you have limited space in your bathroom.

Which tip do you think would work best in your small bathroom?

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21 Responses

  1. Nicole Escat says:

    Great ideas! I will make my bathroom a little bit cozy. Our bathroom space is limited.

  2. Wendy says:

    These are such great small bathroom designs! It is amazing what you can do to a small space with a little planning.

  3. Those are really great ideas. Small spaces are tough to design especially bathrooms, but with these tips, it’s definitely so much easier.

  4. Cath says:

    Wow, wood? That seems really unusual to me. Maybe I’ll try it next time we renovate.

  5. Momina Arif says:

    Great bathroom makeover tips

  6. Crystal Gard says:

    I have a small bathroom in my house that I have been wanting to redo for a while now. These are very great ideas that I will taking into account when thinking about how to redo my bathroom.

  7. Tami says:

    I’ve been wanting to redecorate my private bathroom, yet I’m stuck on not having adequate storage. I think this will help me get started.

  8. One of our bathrooms is miniscule. You can reach everything from everything else, meaning from the toilet you can reach the tub, sink and closet.

  9. Elizabeth O says:

    If I had to do over my small bathroom, I’d consider wood on the walls as I like unusual approaches to decor. Everything else you mentioned is already in there.

  10. Nicole Escat says:

    These design are great for tiny bathroom like mine. I always think of it as a cute bathroom.

  11. I think using wood is going to be a lovely makeover for a small bathroom. A beautiful mirror too would do the trick! You are definitely right that the mirror is always the first thing a person looks at when they get into a bathroom so why not hang a pretty one in there! 🙂

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      And there are so many unique styles and designs of mirrors to choose from! It really is a great focal point!

  12. Michele says:

    Maybe the shelf behind the door might help. Since I am in a coop I would not be allowed to add a window–besides–there would be no view–my bathroom is sided by the stairwell and the walls to the inside of my apartment.

  13. Neely Moldovan says:

    I have always had small bathrooms and you are right you canr eally make them work!

  14. Some great tips here. I always dream of having a large bathroom though, maybe one day!

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      Big bathrooms are fabulous! What I’ve learned is that even the smallest space can really be spectacular too!

  15. Jenn says:

    These are great tips for smaller bathrooms. We just did our guest bathroom and made it lighter colors for the illusion of a bigger space. I love how it turned out.

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