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Tips for a Small Bathroom Design

May 6, 2008
You could use a small bathroom design. You may have little choice if you actually have a small bathroom. It doesn't mean though that you automatically have very limited options with your small space. There are still a lot of tasteful designs you could consider. Here are some tips at designing small bathrooms.

Put Only What You Need

A bathroom exists for a particular purpose. You can only do so much in a bathroom. It would therefore be a good idea to simply design a bathroom with an eye on functional comfort. What this really means is that you should ideally stick to necessary fixtures and features. Whenever possible, get rid of excess storage cabinets, bins and numerous racks. You should make a priority list of what you really need with the least necessary at the bottom. If your design threatens to eat too much space, you can eliminate the fixtures at the bottom that you can afford to lose.

Get Small Stuff

If you live with average sized people, you really do not need big fixtures. Big toilets, tubs, faucets, showers and sinks would look terrible in a small bathroom. They will also eat much more space. The fixtures should be appropriate to your size but nothing more. You should choose the smallest size of all fixtures that will fit you and your needs. The visual impact and the actual effect would be a small bathroom that is roomy and unobstructed.

Move Up

You should ideally incorporate lots of floor space in your small bathroom design. This will give the feeling of having more room to move around in. How can this be possible without moving walls? You can actually make this happen by using the overhead space that usually gets taken for granted in big bathrooms. You can use this space for storage units like small cabinets, towel racks and hanging hampers. You can also provide more floor space by choosing a hanging or corner sink with no base.

Get Rid of Somber Colors

Sometimes, the spacious appeal of a bathroom is all in the way we perceive it. You can actually influence the way people see your bathroom by wisely choosing your colors. Your tiles, accents, paint and even your fixtures should all be in light shades. Aside from creating the illusion of space, light colors are also easy and refreshing to look at. Dark colored fixtures tend to tell our eyes that the space is too cramped. They also create a somber or severe atmosphere.

Decorate with Accents

The limited area isn't your only concern when you design for your bathroom. You should also seek to improve the overall appearance and appeal of your bathroom. In most cases, you will need it too to help you unwind and relax. You may not be able to create a full home spa in your small bathroom. You may however be able to add a little spice to it. Use small tile appliqus to improve the look of your tiles. You can also distribute potpourri sachets and small enclosed scented candles in small areas.

These are only some small bathroom design ideas. If you consider exploring a little more, you might realize that there is actually so much more that you can do with a small bathroom.
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