Tips for a Small Bathroom Design

by Ann Triune

You could use a 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 functions of a bathroom.

Choose Items

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 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.

Move Up

You can be more creative with your use of space in a bathroom design. Just remember that the floor is not the only area that your bathroom holds. You also probably have a lot of overhead space. Instead of letting that area go to waste, consider putting it to good use. Move your storage compartments up. Tastefully designed mini cabinets and tubular racks would look perfect there. Aside from overhead space, you could also get rid of such floor space consuming features as a pedestal for your sink. You can simply use a hanging sink.

Get Rid of Somber Colors

Sometimes, the spacious appeal of a bathroom is all in the way we perceive it. You can actually influence the way people see your bathroom by wisely choosing your colors. Your tiles, accents, paint and even your fixtures should all be in light shades. Aside from creating the illusion of space, light colors are also easy and to look at. Dark colored fixtures tend to tell our eyes that the space is too cramped. They also create a somber or severe atmosphere.

Decorate with Accents

Space restriction is not your only problem. You would also most likely want your bathroom to be ideal for relaxation too. You would probably be more comfortable in a bathroom that looks and smells nice. How can you improve on the appeal and appearance of your bathroom without adding unnecessary features? You can actually use accents for it. Choose small appliqu designs for your tiles. A couple of scented candles and soap around strategic places can also help improve the general impact of your bathroom.

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

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