A Spacious Place – Big Ideas for Tiny Bathrooms

The bathroom is definitely a place where you don’t want to feel cramped, but when the space is small it’s hard to make the most of the room and create a functional but aesthetically pleasing bathroom.

Luckily, you can capitalize on the space you have because many companies now design bathroom furniture especially for the purpose. Read on and find out how you can give your bathroom a much more spacious feel.

Plan ahead

Whether you’re designing the room from scratch or updating an existing bathroom, one thing you do need to do is plan every aspect of the room so you can maximize the space. Draw a floor plan and measure out everything to scale so you can fully consider all your options.

Remove clutter

In a small space, the last thing you need is a lot of clutter lying around and leaving the room feel even more cramped. Plan for this by providing storage space in normally wasted areas: utilize the space underneath the sink with cupboards — and choose a tall sink for maximum space. You could even install cupboards above the bath if you have high ceilings.

Choose carefully

You may have to choose smaller appliances, and there are many small bath models on the market which are stylish as well as smaller than usual. They won’t look too different to average sized pieces, just slightly daintier.13-Big-Ideas-for-Small-Bathrooms-This-Old-House2-835x785

Decorate for light

A light, airy room will increase the feeling of space, so use light colored paint and large floor tiles, avoiding dark colors. Generally, bright colors make a space feel larger. Take advantage, too, of as much natural light as possible by using translucent curtains or blinds and keeping windowsills clutter free.

 Decorate for space

Surface patterns are important: vertical stripes on the walls can add a feeling of height, and unbroken wall tile designs which surround the whole room perpendicular to the floor can create an impression of further depth in the room.

Look around

There are lots of blogs and websites which provide inspiration for smaller spaces, and you’ll find many photographs of stylish small bathrooms online.

These are simple tips that can make your bathroom appear to have taken on a whole new dimension of size. Tiny bathroom — who’s got a tiny bathroom?


Tags: bathroom, small bathroom, Spacious Place, tiny, Tiny Bathrooms

Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


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