An internet search for guidance in remodeling a small bathroom often yields photos of bathrooms that most of us would consider reasonably spacious. I recently viewed a slideshow of photos accompanying a list of helpful design tips for small bathrooms. Some of the bathrooms were actually compact, but many photos showed just one small part of a bathroom, so I couldn’t see if the actual room was big or little. There was even one “small bathroom” that included a double vanity and a free standing tub inside a large glass shower enclosure! Please, give me that “little” bathroom. Let’s take a look at how to make the most of your available space even when your small bathroom is actually…..well, small.
There are rare exceptions, but usually a glass shower can be installed even in a tiny bathroom. Why does this matter? Water containment is an issue you’ll have to address one way or the other, and having a transparent barrier instead of a shower curtain is one of the most effective ways to make a tiny space look and feel larger. Here are some shower options that are especially advantageous for small bathroom design:
One option is, of course, to forego the vanity entirely and use a wall mounted or pedestal sink. A wall mounted sink is probably the wiser choice of the two because you can put a small set of free-standing shelves or a bin below a floating sink for extra storage. If you feel your space can accommodate a vanity, keep these points in mind:
Every bathroom needs a mirror, but the size, style, placement, and number of mirrors can have a dramatic effect on a small space. When it comes to sizing a vanity mirror for a tiny bathroom, there are a couple different approaches:
Bathrooms in general can easily become cluttered, but this danger is all the more significant in a small space. Follow these steps to successfully ward off clutter and keep the room looking well styled:
If any of the glass or mirror products we’ve discussed would be a good fit for your bathroom, small or otherwise, we hope you’ll give the ABC Glass & Mirror team a call at (703)257-7150. Learn more about the products and services we offer and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our glaziers!
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