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Bathrooms have become more and more luxurious over the years. Some of us with smaller bathrooms are feeling a bit left behind, but you don't have to. Who said luxury can't be captured in a small bathroom? Small bathrooms offer many perks that a large bathroom can't.
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5 Space Saving Ideas for Small Bathrooms
- Incorporate Glass into Your Theme
Glass is a secret weapon for many designers; it's chic, it's translucent, and it's easy to clean. A real win, win, win situation. One way to create an open space design is by incorporating glass in your bathroom cabinets. Frosted glass doors give a deeper perception of the room because the interior of the cabinet is visible but not so revealing that you lose your sense of privacy. You can compliment them with these glass shelves from the LOXX Collection.
- Expand Your Horizons
The Rotator Rod is an internationally patented idea that allows you to transform your bathroom to create 33% more space in the shower! This is a life-saver for taller people and people with broad shoulders. The Rotator Rod is simple to install and easy to use with no-drilling required. Simply rotate your shower rod to the outward configuration with the Rod Reacher when you need more space. When you're finished, you can flip your Rotor Rod back to the inward position to add more space to your bathroom. With the rod bending over the shower, you can actually hang dry wet clothes without having to worry about water dripping on your floor!
- Create an Illusion
Sometimes you have to work with what you've got. Mirrors work to increase the perceived space inside your small restroom. Adding a mirror that runs over the toilet can make the room look and feel bigger. Frameless mirrors work the best because we want to create the idea that our bathroom doesn't have any borders. Frameless mirrors will also amplify tip #5.
- Get Creative With Your Storage Space
Since you're already working with limited real estate, the next thing you have to do is maximize your storage space by making it as efficient as possible. You can install shelving over the toilet, over the door, and even in the corner. These trendy jewelry holders are a cute way to clear the clutter off your countertop. Recessing a few shelves in the wall is also a possibility for those that are open to investing a little in their bathroom.
- Lighting Up the World
Last but not least, lighting plays a big role in how your bathroom appeals to the senses. Have you ever walked up to a fancy hotel at night and realized how the outdoor lighting really made an impact on the way the building looked? This technique is called uplighting, where lighting fixtures are pointed towards the ceiling to emphasize the vertical space in the room and make the ceiling feel higher than they actually are. The effect that light has can play a big role in the way a tiny bathroom feels.
Embrace Your Small Bathroom
Finding a way to maximize efficiency has become a popular trend; strollers can now convert into bikes and benches can turn into picnic tables! Learning to transform one item into another is a plus. The Rotator Rod is a revolutionary bathroom product that does just that.
Functional- With small bathrooms, everything is within a close proximity so you don't have to travel far to get what you need.
Personal- Small bathrooms create an intimate feeling as compared to a large and spacious bathrooms. Small bathrooms are cozy, you feel at home when you're there. Bigger is not always better.
Above all, remember that there is nothing wrong with a small bathroom; small is beautiful. Green cars have made it cool to drive a small car because it's the smart way to go. Why drive a pickup truck when you're the only person in the car? In the same way, your bathroom doesn't have to be unnecessarily large for it to serve its purpose. With a little help and a few easy updates, you can maximize the space in your small bathroom without compromising the design or comfort ability of your experience.
How do you make the most of small bathroom space? When is the last time you traded out your dated bathroom vanity for a more luxurious and contemporary model? Tell us what you think in the comments section below and join the conversation on social media!