In most homes, the bathroom is probably the smallest room in the house. Many are as small as four by six feet. A lot of that room is filled up with the necessary shower and bath area, the toilet, and the counter and sink fixtures. There is not much room for storage or decor. Below are some tips on maximizing space in a small bathroom.
The Shower and Bathtub
Most of the time in a small bathroom, the shower and tub are combined in one unit. In order to maintain order and maximize your useful space, it is a great idea to put corner and flat shelves in your shower. These can hold your shampoos, conditioners, soap, and more.
Counter top space is probably at a premium in a small bathroom as well. In order to keep it organized, try to store as many things under the cabinet or in a medicine chest as possible. Large items like hair dryers and shavers should be hidden away.
You can organize the counter top by using containers. A toothbrush and toothpaste cup and sit easily in one corner. Small plastic trays or even wicker baskets can hold brushes and combs.
It is also a great idea to use risers or shelving on your counter top. This will increase your storage space by going up, instead of spreading out. A pretty set of shelves affixed to the wall, or resting on the counter top, will help you keep things neat in a small bathroom.
Creating Storage Space
Storage space can be created in a small bathroom through the use of exact fitting furniture. As mentioned above, it is possible to use a small set of shelves on the counter or attached firmly to the wall. You can also use larger cabinets than the usual medicine chest. Under the counter cabinet space should be maximized as well.
There are even cabinets that are designed to go over the toilet itself. Basically, they have long support legs and cabinets or shelving high over the toilet.
If you have any extra floor space, you can consider a pretty basket to store rolled or folded towels, or even a clothes hamper for extra toilet paper rolls, towels, or even your toiletries.
Decorating that Fits
If you only have a small bathroom space, you must be sure to decorate according to how it fits. A small bathroom is not the place for large throw rugs, huge wall pictures, or extravagant sculpture. Instead, opt for welcome mat sized rugs in front of the bath and sink, bare walls or small framed mirrors, and small knick-knacks. Hanging large mirrors will seem to expand the space that you have.
Using your limited space wisely is the most important thing in a small bathroom. If you wish to have a place to store spare towels, toiletries, and other things, it is important to maximize your space. Even decorating will have to utilize space wisely if you want your small bathroom to look great.