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.
A low-profile toilet and extended counter combination. Interior designer Bridget McMullin deems this a hotel trick, a clever move she picked up from hotel bathrooms. The low-profile toilet leaves enough space to extend the counter into a shelf above it.
Where other types of surrounds can chop up a room and make it feel closed-in, clear glass keeps everything open and larger. While clear glass does not literally save space, it makes a tight room feel bigger, which is almost as important.
OK, technically this is in a laundry room, but this durable glazed steel bucket sink would work just as well in a bathroom, especially a guest or kids’ bath. There are no holes for a faucet, so you’d have to incorporate a wall-mounted one, as shown earlier. But hey, it’s two great ideas in one.