Most of us would love nothing more than a large, expansive bathroom. Shower, spa, large vanity mirror and an abundance of cupboards for storage would transform the bathroom from a utility to a luxury. Sadly this can’t always be the case as many small homes or apartments simply don’t the space for this. Luckily there are ways to maximise what space you do have so you can make the most of your bathroom renovation.
First thing you should consider is the door. Avoid cramming as many things as possible in the bathroom and leave plenty of space in the doorway. Fire regulations deem it mandatory to have enough space for the door to be opened even if you were to faint. Safety is paramount.
Next is to avoid large vanities. They may seem luxurious but they do nothing except waste space. A pedestal sink and wall mounted mirror will give you much more room to move. If you want to go a step further, install mirrors on opposite walls. This will change the space dramatically and make it feel much bigger. Bright colours for the wall and floor can also help give the feeling of more space.
For storage space all you need to do is look up. Installing cupboards at your preferred height on the walls or ceiling frees up floor space without compromising storage space. Also consider more compact toilets. There are many toilets that are slimmer and better designed for smaller spaces.
Lastly you should consider having the entire bathroom as a shower. That means no shower screen. It can take a bit more work to clean, but the freedom it offers is well worth it.