When it comes to small bathrooms, powder rooms, and half-baths, it’s all about function, design, and creativity. If you don’t have much room to work with, don’t fret. We’ve worked on our fair share of small bathrooms in Fox Cities homes that not only look great but are also functional and safe. Check out these tips below to make the most of your smaller bathroom space — and make it a room that reflects your unique style and taste.
Experiment with colors and patterns
While a lot of bold colors and patterns can be overwhelming in a large bathroom, that’s not always the case in a small area. Powder rooms, guest bathrooms, and half-baths are a great place to experiment with those funky designs and bright colors that may not work in other areas of the house. A few small bathroom design ideas to try include:
- An accent wall that helps to draw your eye and make the room appear larger.
- Horizontal or vertical stripes, which naturally make the room appear taller or wider.
- A dramatic tile or stone floor that stands out from the rest of your flooring.
- An eye-catching wallpaper design or a custom stencil that fills the space.
The best part is, less square-footage means there may be more wiggle room in your bathroom renovation budget to splurge on things like custom flooring or paint jobs. Try these ideas:
Maximize organization & storage space
Of course, you want to make the most of the space you do have. There are lots of ways to add storage and organization to even the tiniest bathroom without taking up precious floor space or making the room feel overly crowded. When considering storage and organizational solutions for a small space, avoid drawers and doors that can make things feel compact and closed off. Consider the following space-saving storage ideas:
- Hanging baskets. They’re great for storing extra towels, rags, and soap bottles for easy access.
- Hooks and towel racks. Hang them around the shower, behind the door, and under the sink to easily hang towels, clothes, or hair appliances (like hair dryers and straighteners).
- Floating shelves. Stacked floating shelves are great because they leave the floor free of clutter and naturally draw your eye upwards, giving the room a taller, larger appearance.
- Utilize the outside space. If there’s simply not enough space in the bathroom, consider expanding the room by adding shelving, hooks, or other storage solutions close by outside the door for easy access.
Utilizing glass and mirrors throughout your powder room is a great way to reflect light and trick the eye into thinking the space is bigger than it is. Try…
- Glass shower doors that keep the full expanse of the room visible
- A large mirror over the vanity gives the appearance of a bigger space.
- Multiple mirrors used as decor along the walls.
Minimize your bathroom fixtures
This goes without saying, but you want to consider how much space your bathroom fixtures will take up. If you can, opt for smaller options that keep the room feeling spacious and open. You may want to consider…
- Ditching the vanity and going for a floating or pedestal sink instead.
- Replacing a full bathtub with a sleek, stylish, and space-saving walk-in shower. If it’s just going to be a powder room for guests, you may not even need a bathtub or shower at all.
Be sure to check out our showroom in Menasha for the latest in sinks, toilets, showers, and more that will look great in any sized bathroom!
Work with Watters Plumbing
You spend way too much time in your bathroom for it to be old, unfunctional, or not meet the needs of your family. Watters Plumbing has been helping homeowners around the Fox Cities and Green Bay transform their bathrooms for decades with custom remodels and bathroom conversions from Bath Planet. If you’re ready to finally have a bathroom you’ll love to come home to, Mike, Maryann, and the rest of our bathroom remodeling team are ready to help.
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Last updated 1/26/2021