Space, or lack of it, is a common dilemma, especially in older bathrooms and small apartments with less square footage. Don’t let size cramp your style though; small spaces can still have a big designer impact with these space-saving tips from the experts.
- Minimize Your Sink and Vanity
Oversized vanities take up valuable space in a small bathroom and aren’t a necessary element. Narrow vanities and even pedestal sinks help visually maximize the layout of the bathroom. Rather than filling every inch of your space, remember the mantra that less in more.
- Single-Handled Faucets
Single-handled faucets are an ideal space-saving feature, allowing you the most counter space possible. They create an instant design statement, adding a modern focal point to any bathroom remodel.
While floor space is limited, wall space is usually a little easier to come by. Baskets hung on the walls is a stylish way to add space for towels and larger storage items. Baskets also go a long way to keep your bathroom visually clean and clutter-free. Matching storage baskets and bins are functional and add an instant design statement in your small space.
- Hidden Storage
The inside of cabinet doors and showers are an easy way to add storage that doesn’t clutter. Popular space-saving hacks include adding built in holders for curling irons and hairdryers on the inside of cabinet doors as well as installing a second shower bar in the shower to hang extra supplies like shampoos, body soaps, and bath sponges.
Adding a shelf above the bathroom door is an easy, and out-of-the-way spot, to store those extra items that aren’t needed every day. Floating shelves are another minimalistic way to add storage and organization. Keeping shelf contents in matching containers gives the shelving a clean-line and maintains the minimalistic style small spaces require.
- Display Your Essentials
Use your counter space, just use it beautifully with stylish containers that hold the products you need close at hand. From makeup products to Q-tips to jewelry, items can be left out when they are displayed in matching glass jars, trays, and even less traditional solutions like farmhouse style kitchen canisters. To make your space go further, think height and tiered storage options when keeping items on display.
- Lighting and Mirrors
Sometimes the illusion of more space is one of the easiest ways to maximize a small bathroom. Bright lighting and large mirrors help spaces look bigger and more inviting, and because the bathroom is a room you will spend time in daily, it should be a space you enjoy.
- Towel Bars
The backs of doors and inside of linen closets are a discrete place to hang additional towels and bathroom linens. Tiered towel bar options allow for even more storage without taking up additional valuable space.
- Drawer Storage
Drawers are your best friend in the bathroom so it’s important to make the most of every inch. Install drawer dividers to keep even your littlest bathroom supplies organized and at the ready. The more accessible your bathroom supplies are, the more likely you are to keep your organizational systems in place.
The best and simplest way to make more space in your bathroom is to need less of it. One of the most common places to find excess items is storing many similar products. Rather than keeping three half-used shampoo bottles and body lotions, stick to one and use it up before opening the next. Another trouble area is often the medicine cabinet. Be sure to toss any expired products. Purging is an essential step in any decluttering process. As you go through your cosmetics, hair styling items, and linens, only keep the essentials to save space for the items you truly use and enjoy.
Make the most of your bathroom, in any size and on any budget, with these easy design tips. Simplicity, beauty, and style are possible in your space, so don’t let a limited floor plan stop you from creating a bathroom you love.
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- Single Handle Lavatory Faucet
- Lever Handle
- 4-3/4″ Reach, 2-1/2″ From Deck to Aerator
- Ceramic Disc Cartridge
- 1-Hole Installation
- 50/50 Pop-Up Drain Assembly
- Easy-Install 18″ Flex Supply Lines With 3/8″ Connections
- With 1.2 GPM Flow Rate
- ADA Compliant
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