Sometimes when you’re dealing with older homes that you wish to remodel, you can only do so much about the size of a bathroom. If you’re short on space, but still want to make the most of what you have, check out the ideas below that can seem to make more space appear out of thin air!
- Increase Shelving Space: Turn your medicine cabinet into a full on storage unit! Covering the front with a mirror adds the illusion of a larger room, and making it deep enough to store towels, hair dryers, and other bathroom essentials keeps them out of the hallway closet and accessible where you’ll be using them most often.
- Include Towel Racks: An alternative to storing towels in a cabinet would be to put them out on display. This can look very chic if done tastefully, as if you’re staying in a five-star hotel! There are plenty of wall mounts to choose from, and try rolling your towels instead of folding them for an added variation of style.
- Keep the Wall Design Simple: Busy patterns can be fun but in a small space, they can make the square footage seem like it’s shrinking right before your eyes. Stick to something light, bright, and cheery that promotes good lighting and rejuvenation.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Use Your Window Space: If you’re feeling like your wall space is limited due to lots of windows, remember that you can always cover them with necessary items! This even turns into a two-for-one giving you privacy while also providing a mirror space with natural light (perfect for makeup application…and selfies!)
- Woven Baskets Can Take the Place of Cabinets: If you aren’t really into installing more cabinets, woven baskets can add a nice touch and provide a great place to store towels, linens, etc.
- Build In Shower Coves: Stand-Up Stall Showers save plenty of space, and building in storage shower coves can keep essentials like shampoo, razors, and loofahs off the ground and at easy reach. This also keeps things looking less cluttered.
- Keep the Shower In Sight: Not blocking off the shower with an opaque shower curtain extends the visual of the wall and makes the room appear larger. Better still, continuing the same tile into the shower helps even more!
- Utilize Shelving and Built-In Ledges: Bathrooms are quick to collect small items that somehow take up a lot of space. A good ledge underneath the mirror or window can be home to small bottles, viles, and other personal care items that get used enough to warrant a spot of their own outside of the cabinets.
- Choose a Sliding Door: Instead of using a traditional door that can take up valuable space when open, opt for a door that slides parallel with the wall and joins two rooms as if they are an extension of each other.