As cities get more crowded and the cost of square footage continues to increase. One of the first areas to be compromised is the bathroom.
As a result, it’s no surprise small bathrooms are now a common staple in most households. This means that tiny, dark, bathrooms need an overhaul to be more space-efficient and inspiring.
The latest small bathroom layout and designs are innovative and combine the best of functionality and aesthetics.
Here are our ten tiny bathroom ideas that are worth looking into:
1. Use a Skylight
It’s the oldest trick in the book but a very effective one.
Adding in natural light when windows aren’t an option can do wonders in helping make a space bigger. This skylight can also be designed to be one-way for extra security and privacy. By installing one that can be opened, this can double as extra or natural ventilation for the bathroom.
For an added touch, have the glass pane of the skylight colored to match the color scheme of the bathroom.
2. Install a Trough Sink
To maximize the use of space, trough sinks are a popular small bathroom idea. They come with a low profile and are perfect for wall-mounted use. This frees up space underneath and above for other storage accessories. The low horizontal profile also means more space to walk around without bumping into sink edges! If you love this idea but do not have the time to do it yourself, you can always hire a home remodeling agency that can make those ideas come to reality.
3. Use a Wall-Mounted Faucet
Pairing a wall-mounted trough sink with a wall-mounted faucet is double efficiency for a tiny bathroom. This will ensure that the sink or vanity area can be far narrower – freeing up space in the bathroom.
In fact, float any bathroom accessories beyond just the sink and faucet. It not only makes space look better but it makes it easier to clean the bathroom. Even a wall-mounted toilet is a trending small bathroom design idea now.
4. Round the Vanity
Bruised hips are a thing in tiny bathrooms with sharp-edged vanities. Round them out to prevent this hazard, and a rounded edge even works in a square bathroom layout. This also adds a mix to the straight patterns found in most bathrooms and can lift the aesthetics of the bathroom.
5. Open Shelving
Most bathrooms do a poor job of utilizing wall space. However, with a tiny bathroom, wall space is a great asset, and by installing open shelves – that’s extra storage without making the space feel crowded.
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6. Storage Down Under
With wall-mounted fixtures, there will be plenty of space that can be used below counters. Add extra shelf space here as well to store various items. This storage can be open or closed.
7. Vertical Tiles
Playing tricks on the eye with patterns is another way to improve how a small bathroom feels. For example, installing tiles vertically can help draw the eye upward and give a sense of taller ceilings – making the bathroom feel bigger than it actually is.
8. Horizontal Planks
If vertical tiling doesn’t fit the design theme, consider horizontal planks that do the same trick and help make the space feel bigger than it actually is. These uninterrupted long sections of the plank are great to act as fixtures as well and can be used to create diverse patterns.
9. Use an Accent Wall
Using contrasting accent walls can also help improve the look at the vibe of a small bathroom. By pairing light-colored bathrooms with a contrasting wall color such as turquoise or dark green helps to liven the space and make it seem bigger.
10. Patterned Floors
Along with accent walls, using patterned floors can liven up the space and introduce interesting designs. These patterns can be paired with funky fixtures – all help avoid the blandness found in most tiny bathrooms. Strong patterns and textures will help add play and depth to the space, giving the bathroom more liveliness and space.
Bringing It All Together
These various design ideas can be mixed and matched to form appealing bathroom layouts.
Compact but functional
Go for compact and functional layouts that utilize wall mounting wherever possible and pair it with open shelving above and below to maximize space. This keeps the bathroom feeling spacious without compromising on functionality.
One can also get creative with how they include certain elements in the bathroom. For example, avoid pivoting shower doors and opt for curtains or sliders. This adds space and keeps movements minimal in the bathroom. Go for a standing shower instead of a bathtub if it’s not necessary; this will use less floor space and can utilize wall-mounted shelves to house shower items.
Double-down on bold patterns and colors
When it comes to patterns and colors, avoid anything bland and monotone. Go for exciting and vibrant colors that offset each other. Use light-colored patterns on the floor and complement this with solid dark colored walls, and light-colored fixtures.
Accessories add depth
Accessorize to add depth to the bathroom and liven it up. Tiny potted plants can be placed on storage shelves or in corner spaces. Invest in comfort by using towel warmers as towel stands in the bathroom, and heated floors. These tiny comfort boosters can heighten the bathroom experience and make one forget about its small square footage.
Having a tiny bathroom doesn’t mean one needs to compromise on style, functionality, and comfort. By using the latest design ideas, it’s possible to have bathrooms at par with larger ones that deliver the same experience. We hope these tiny bathroom layouts and idea inspirations have proven a small bathroom is not a bad thing! Contact us at Future Vision Remodeling if you’re interested in remodeling your bathroom.