For those of us with a small bathroom, the lack of space may have a number of disadvantages. These can vary from lack of storage space to the feeling of being in too enclose a space to be able to relax properly in the bathtub. Those problems may not matter to some, but to others they do matter.
There are a number of ways to make best use of available space in a bathroom. One of the best small bathroom ideas, so far as storage is concerned, is to use over toilet storage. The space over the toilet is often neglected so far as either storage or décor is concerned, and there is a wide choice of over toilet shelves, cabinets, etageres and space savers available on the market.
Utilizing the Corner of the Bathroom
Making full use of the bathroom corners is another good small bathroom idea, although it also applies to large bathrooms. A corner sink vanity can not only provide valuable storage, but improve the look of the bathroom by improving its contours. A similar visual benefit comes from the use of corner bathtubs. Other corner storage ideas include a corner shower caddy and corner bathroom storage cabinets.
Apart from storage, many of us like to spend long periods of relaxation soaking in the bathtub. A feeling of spaciousness is conducive of such relaxation, so feeling closed in by a small bathroom has a negative effect on us.
There are ways of creating an illusion of space. Using a light color theme helps, especially white. You can provide relief with border tiles in another color, so that the room does not seem too cold and clinical. Bathroom rugs are another way of providing relief without adding to the feeling of enclosure.
Clever use of mirrors is another way of creating an illusion of extra space. This is not easy to achieve to best effect, and it will help to have professional advice on this and also on lighting. Being able to dim your lighting is also a good option to include. After all, if the lights are very dim, you won’t even notice that the bathroom is small, and for total relaxation that is ideal.