For those who wish they could watch the news while getting ready in the bathroom every morning, or an episode of a favorite TV show while soaking in the tub at night, you might be keen to get a medicine cabinet that features a mirrored door with an integrated LCD TV screen. Alternatively, you might like to kit out your cabinetry with built-in speakers so you can listen to the radio or mood-enhancing music while preparing for the day or night ahead. If your style is more practical, consider incorporating a mirrored medicine cabinet with built-in dimmable lights or an electric defogger.
More popular in European countries, these rooms maximize a small bathroom footprint. If you’ve ever had a sleeper car on a train, you know how this works. A separate shower stall is not required and everything in the room can stand up to the water.
This square foot bathroom offers a lot of great ideas for a small bathroom. The wall-mounted faucet frees up space on the compact vanity for a large rectangular vessel sink. Plus, wall-mounted fixtures are easier to clean around than those mounted on countertops.
The half-wet room (see below) is a strategy that’s easier to live with. The tub and shower are combined in the same area where the water is contained. This saves on the footprint required for a full bath with tub and separate shower, and the only thing getting wet is the bathtub.