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The Ultimate Guide to Small Bathroom Utilization

The Ultimate Guide to Small Bathroom Utilization

 This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase using these links, at no cost to you. I only recommend products from suppliers I genuinely love and use, as an interior designer. 

How can you make the most of a small bathroom?

Having a small bathroom doesn't mean you have to compromise on style or functionality. With some clever ideas and smart design choices, you can transform your small bathroom into a space that feels spacious and luxurious. Here are some small bathroom ideas that will help you make the most of your limited space.

1. Opt for a pedestal sink

Traditional vanities can take up a lot of space in a small bathroom. Instead, consider installing a pedestal sink. Not only does it take up less visual space, but it also creates an open and airy feel in the room.


Photos: The Water Monopoly | Remodelista

2. Use light colors

Light colors can make a small bathroom appear larger and more inviting. Opt for soft, neutral tones like whites, creams, and pastels. These colors reflect light and create an illusion of space.

studio mcgee

Photo: Studio Mcgee

3. Install a large mirror

A well-placed mirror can do wonders for a small bathroom. It not only reflects light but also creates the illusion of depth. Consider installing a large mirror above the sink or across one wall to make the room feel more spacious.

studio mcgee bathroom etsy bathroom mirror

Photos: Studio McGee | Etsy

4. Utilize vertical space

When floor space is limited, it's essential to make use of vertical space. Install shelves or cabinets that reach up to the ceiling to maximize storage. You can also hang hooks or racks on the back of the door for towels and robes.

nicole hogarty 

Photos: Nicole Hogarty | Lux Decor

5. Choose a sliding door

A swinging door can take up valuable space in a small bathroom. Opt for a sliding door instead. It not only saves space but also adds a modern and sleek touch to the room.

Photo: Aesthete

6. Use recessed storage

Recessed storage is a great way to save space in a small bathroom. Consider installing recessed shelves or cabinets in the walls to store toiletries and other essentials. This keeps the floor and countertops clutter-free.

recessed bathroom shelving recessed luxury bathroom shelves

Photos: Sarah Solis | Lindye Galloway both via Deholic

7. Install a corner shower

If space is limited, a corner shower can be a smart choice. It makes use of an otherwise unused corner and frees up valuable floor space. Choose a frameless glass enclosure to create a seamless and open look.

blue corner shower pink corner shower

Photos: Net Luxury | Trendey

8. Opt for a wall-mounted toilet

A wall-mounted toilet takes up less space and creates a clean and streamlined look. It also makes cleaning the floor a breeze, as there are no nooks or crannies to worry about.


Photo: Lusso Stone

9. Use lighting strategically

Proper lighting can make a small bathroom feel brighter and more spacious. Use a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a well-lit and inviting space. Consider installing sconces on the walls or adding a pendant light above the vanity.

Soho Home

Photo: Soho Home

10. Keep it clutter-free

Last but not least, keep your small bathroom clutter-free. Avoid unnecessary accessories or decorations that can make the space feel cramped. Instead, opt for minimalistic and functional elements that serve a purpose.

With these small bathroom ideas, you can transform your compact space into a stylish and functional oasis. Embrace the challenge of designing a small bathroom and let your creativity shine!


Photos: Abi Interiors


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