Even when space is limited and you have small bathrooms, it needs to serve numerous functions. Besides the obvious utilitarian functions, homeowners want a soothing escape from hectic daily life, as well as a good environmental partner that conserves water and energy.
Small bathrooms can have big style, too. Get inspired by the design and decorations at top hotels and spas.
Here are ways to make a small-space bathroom look and function better for your lifestyle.
The average bathroom is 5′ by 8′, and a well-planned space can do it all. Manufacturers today are working to make fixtures that save more water and medicine cabinets that store more personal items. Design stars know how to fulfill the retreat fantasy, inspired by top hotels and spas that incorporate swank marble and porcelain, soft palettes, fluffy warm towels, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and coffeemakers. Bottom line: Nobody wants to leave. Now at home, you won’t want to, either.
Even if you have small bathrooms, some of the elements needn’t be. Many designers think bolder, bigger scale makes a small space look more important and large.
A great way to get more functional storage space is to mount cabinetry on walls rather than install a big wall mirror.
Good lighting is essential for small bathrooms. For optimum lighting, install a light at each side of the mirror and a light source overhead to eliminate shadows.
A brown tiled wall pops in this example of gray bathroom featuring a modern light fixture and sink. A built-in towel rack underneath the sink is an unexpected touch.