How to Make the Best out of a Small Bathroom

Bathrooms usually get neglected when people are building homes. A lot of houses are constructed with large living rooms, spacious kitchens, and tiny bathrooms. Sometimes, there’s enough space for a shower, a sink, a toilet, and that’s it! 

Having a small bathroom can be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. Before you start knocking down walls and paying for an expensive extension, try out these tips to help you make the most out of your tiny space: 

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Clever bathroom storage methods

A significant issue revolves around the lack of storage space in a small bathroom. But, are you considering all your options? Most of the time, we look at the floor space as a measure of how much room there is. However, if you start considering the walls, then your storage options increase. Places like have modern and space-saving storage ideas that are built into the bathroom walls. We’re talking about cabinets that can go from the floor to the ceiling, shelving options, and so much more. You may lack space on the bathroom floor, but you can use the walls to provide extra storage methods, which will declutter the bathroom and help make it seem more spacious too!

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Say goodbye to the bath

Perhaps slightly controversial, and I’m sure many of you may enjoy a nice long soak now and then. The fact is that most of us don’t need a bath. I had a bath in my old house, and it never got used. Everyone would just use the shower in the ensuite because it’s more practical. You don’t have time to run a bath every day, so what’s the point in having one? Get rid of it, and you can free up loads of extra space in the bathroom. Get a small shower cubicle instead, and your bathroom will feel far bigger. You might feel a little bit sad at first, but you’ll quickly realize that your bath was just a waste of space.

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Windows and mirrors


You can speak to any interior designer on the planet, and they will all tell you that mirrors can open up a small room. It’s the oldest trick in the book, and a nice large vanity mirror above your sink will work wonders for a small bathroom. Then, combine this with large windows. Windows have a similar effect of opening up a small area and making it brighter. Now, your bathroom will start to feel a little less cramped and tiny. It’s still the exact same size, but it’s all about your sense of perception. If it feels big, then you start to feel a lot happier about it!

There you go; three tips to help you get more out of your small bathroom. Consider wall storage options that remove clutter from your bathroom surfaces, save space by swapping your bath for a shower, and use windows/mirrors to make it seem like a bigger room. These changes can make a huge difference and could save you a fortune – compared to paying for an extension, or moving home!

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  1. These are great tips! I currently have a pretty tiny bathroom that is in desperate need of some improvements. Definitely going to use some of your ideas!

    -Madi xo |

  2. This is my current struggle! My bathroom is windowless and tiny, it’s been fun but challenging to add shelves here and there to make it work for us. I’ve been getting stuff from ikea that really seems to help!

  3. Thanks for the tip. Your bathroom looks amazing. Great job with the decor

  4. I agree with the windows, mirrors and storage tips – however a bath tub is essential when you have small children. Our tub gets used almost everyday by the kids. While I would love to open up more space in our bathroom, getting rid of the tub is definitely not an option. Guess I’ll have to try the other suggestions!

  5. Great tips! We have two small bathrooms. When we remodeled we got rid of the bathtub and created a shower and it made a huge difference.

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