And once you fit all that stuff in, you certainly don’t want it to feel stuffed to the gills. Here are eight ways to accommodate everything you need in a compact bathroom while making it feel more expansive.
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.
This contemporary bathroom is spacious and gorgeous. But what I really love is the thoughtful idea of covering the medicine cabinet door with a piece of grainy walnut that complements the floating vanity to add just the right additional scoop of warmth.
In bathrooms where space is at a premium, it’s important that the storage solutions you incorporate are smart and use every last inch of room available. Take this clever bathroom cabinet, for example. Rather than the tall, deep, narrow cupboard’s being fitted with basic shelving, a pullout storage system has been used instead to maximize space and ensure that the cabinet’s contents are always visible and easy to access. Corner drawers, rotating carousels for awkward nooks and built-in compartments on the backs of cupboard doors are other crafty storage solutions you might like to consider.