Adding on an extra 100 square feet is always fun to dream about while planning your bathroom remodel. However, for most homeowners, this isn’t an option. Luckily, with the right tips, you can make the most of your small bathroom — helping you maximize space and visually expand the interior.
When it comes to any space, corners are one of the hardest to deal with. By installing a corner sink, you’re able to maximize one of these corners, creating a functional feature that also has the potential for some storage beneath it and above it.
Sliding Shower Door
Doors on pivots and hangers can be cumbersome in small bathrooms, where you’re suddenly trying to navigate around a large object. Sliding glass doors eliminate this problem.
A shower curtain is another way to eliminate the door swinging problem. However, you might want to think twice about a shower curtain. Shower curtains can close in a space even more by creating a visual divide. A sliding glass shower door, allows you to see all of your bathroom, subconsciously reinforcing that your bathroom is bigger.
Put Shelving Over Your Toilet
It’s no secret that storage in bathrooms is always an issue — especially when space is limited. The space over the toilet is one of the most commonly wasted. Why? We’re not sure. Luckily, you can fix this in a variety of ways, including:
- Extending your vanity counter over the toilet, if your toilet is next to the vanity.
- Building floating shelves over the back of the toilet.
- Placing a basket on the back of the toilet to hold everything from reading materials to extra toilet paper rolls.
- Hang a Large Mirror (and a second if you can)
Because mirrors reflect light, they are one of the best ways to visually expand your space. You want to take full advantage of this feature by hanging as large of a mirror as you can over your vanity. To further play upon this natural phenomenon, consider adding a second mirror on an adjacent wall.