The space might be limited, but don’t allow your imagination to be.
Making smart decisions in small spaces seems like mission impossible, since it is quite challenging to balance practical with aesthetically pleasing. In most cases, people opt for either one, or the other.
But what if we told you that with the right set of tricks up your sleeve, you can get an eye-appealing bathroom in which claustrophobia will turn into comfort, and clutter into convenience? Here is how you do it:
Additional in-wall space
Sounds improbable? Not at all, actually, and the first secret we would like to reveal to you today is the additional 16 inches you will find hidden inside the bathroom walls. Here’s the catch – there are studs inside your walls that are usually 16 inches apart, and the depth of the stud itself, together with the drywall on the front, provides additional 4 inches of depth. Unless there’s plumbing, it is advisable to create niches next to your vanity and that way create a practical space to keep your most essential toiletries and towels. And dare we say it – the final look will give off a modern vibe and will add an amazing effect to the overall design.
Revealing the flooring
To free up some floor space, select the wall mounted amenities. When it comes to this type of toilet, the great thing about it is that the tank is usually built inside the wall, meaning that it uses the depth of the wall to reduce the amount of used bathroom space. Plus, you will get a few more inches of the floor, thus visually expanding the room. The same is with the vanity, and a wall mounted one will not only expand the room, but will also make it easier to clean the bathroom. Their greatest benefit is that they can be adequately placed in one of the corners that usually end up unused.
However, as a consequence, you can come across a few storage issues, but as we’ve already mentioned, protruding the walls can provide additional shelving. Still, you will hear many complaining they lack space to place all their cosmetic products anyways. If that is the case with you, we advise going with a mirror cabinet – your most essential items will be well-organized behind the mirror that will, so conveniently, open up the space by reflecting light.
Alternative bathing solutions
Furthermore, note that including an elegant and minimalistic freestanding bath can help you create a more open space. Their sleek and elegant design allows you to create a statement look, but what makes them so appealing is the fact that they are extremely practical - since freestanding tubs are fully finished from all angles, they can be placed wherever you find it most suitable in your small bathroom.
If, on the other hand, you are more pro-shower type, consider getting rid of the unappealing shower curtain that only cuts the size of the already cramped room. One of the best alternatives most go for are the glass shower doors that will not create that chopped-up feeling.
Stuck in a doorway
To claim as much space as possible, it would be wise to consider installing pocket doors that won’t take up even an inch of your space. The catch is in the fact that these doors have a small, circular depression to hold, what makes it possible to slide them into the wall almost completely. If there are pipes or electrical wiring within the wall, a barn door is a more suitable solution. In any case, you avoid constant banging into the bathroom amenities.
Now it is up to you to pick up the phone and get in touch with the contractor to see what’s possible in your case. We can’t wait to hear about the end result, so come back to tell us all about it and share some additional design ideas in the comment section!