Use Smart Layout Design to Make a Smaller Bathroom Feel Bigger
Considering an upgrade for a hall bathroom or a smaller master bath? Moving walls is a great way to add more space, but it’s not always the most practical solution. Simply rethinking the design and layout of a small bathroom during a home remodel is an effective way to make the space feel roomier. Read on for some of our favorite tips and tricks for maximizing space in a compact bathroom.
Wall-Mounted Sink and Vanity
By opting for a floating vanity and wall-mounted sink, you can save valuable floor space while reducing visual clutter.
Adding a mirrored surface across an entire wall makes a room appear much larger than it actually is. As a bonus, the mirrored surface is great for reflecting light. This means that you’ll get much more total output from light fixtures, skylights, and windows.
As an alternative to a wall mounted sink, a corner sink can be an effective and stylish option for some bathroom layouts. This method also allows an opportunity for additional storage space beneath the sink.
Ditch the Tub
Most often, the tub is the largest fixture in the bathroom. By removing it and opting for a more compact shower instead, you’ll free up a considerable amount of square footage. Even more so with a curbless/continual flooring design!
Not only are they a stylish and modern addition to any bathroom, but a wall-mounted toilet also provides extra space and decreased visual clutter.
Another space-saving sink alternative is a trough sink. It features a stylish, narrow design that effectively frees up floor space and allows occupants to move around the room more freely.
Door-Mounted Towel Bar
By opting to put the towel bar on either the entry or shower door, you can free up valuable wall space for recessed shelving or other cabinetry.
While a traditional hinge door can be seriously limiting for the amount of available space in a bathroom, switching it out for a pocket door ensures that all of the square footage is available to be used.
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At Straight Line Design & Remodeling, we have been designing and building bathrooms, kitchens, additions, and more to meet the needs of families in the Portland metro area for over a decade. That means that we have the experience and know-how to bring your project to life while staying on schedule and on budget.