Expert Guide to Renovating a Small Bathroom

If you have a small bathroom, do not despair, there are plenty of solutions you can introduce to the room that will make it seem much bigger than it actually is, and in fact, there are numerous design solutions that will give it some much-needed storage space.

When remodeling a small bathroom you have to adopt a minimalistic and practical, yet creative mindset that will allow you to not only de-clutter your life, but also build yourself a true oasis of peace and tranquility, able to wash away all the stress and negativity.

Here is how to make your small bathroom look and feel bigger.

A mounted or round vanity

Freeing up the space beneath the vanity will not only make the bathroom seem just a bit more spacious, but it will also add to the amount of storage space. You can put small knitted baskets underneath the vanity where you can keep all the things you don’t frequently use so that the vanity and the shelfs stay clean.

Additionally, a wonderful piece of “modern vintage” furniture would be a round open vanity that has the same benefits as the mounted piece, only it adds a fine touch of class and it allows you to store things that need to remain clean, such as towels and toilet paper.

Mirror, mirror

When in a tight situation (pun intended) expand your mirror! In all seriousness, mirrors are one of the most effective ways to not only brighten up the room but also make it seem more spacious at the same time. The best way to make the room seem bigger is to expand your vanity mirror across the wall, which is perfect for two people getting ready for work in the morning or for a night out in the evening. Another great solution is to install a wall mirror across the bathtub or the shower that will give you a full head to toe reflection.

Eliminate traditional doors

Doors only get in the way and they do nothing but make your pinky’s life miserable. So a great way to create extra space is to firs eliminate the shower or bathtub door and put up a curtain, a sliding glass door or simply a partial glass cover with a towel bar on the outside – a practical and elegant solution. As for the bathroom door, removing it would greatly increase the spaciousness of the room, so think about installing a sliding door instead.

Install a corner sink and extend the counter

A corner sink with an extended countertop is the perfect example of practical and modern small bathroom renovations that free up much-needed space and are stylish at the same time. Putting the corner sink next to or across from the toilet is the perfect way to combine functionality and style, whereas a sink across the shower can make navigating the bathroom quite difficult.

You can also extend the countertop to go above the toilet, which makes a great solution for storing toilet paper, maybe some decorative plants and ornaments, and scented air fresheners. This solution leaves plenty of space around the sink itself for the bare necessities.

Put up shelfs

Shelfs in the shower, shelfs above and around the vanity and the toilet seat – put up shelfs anywhere you can to free up additional space. A shelf in the shower would eliminate the need to reach out to grab the soap or the razor every time and it’s the perfect place to store shampoos and other things you would otherwise leave on the floor. You can place all your bathroom utensils on the shelf next to the vanity and the sink, and bring up the rooms ambiance with a set of small potted plants on the shelf above the toilet or next to the mirror.

A small bathroom can be tricky to maneuver but with these practical and stylish solutions, you can transform your small bathroom into a spacious, private oasis worthy of the queen herself, a place where you will love spending your evenings soaking in the bathtub with a glass of wine in one hand and your favorite book in the other.

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