In most small bathrooms you either have a combination bathtub with the shower inside or you only have a shower. If your budget allows lose the shower curtain and add a glass door enclosure. Glass will create the illusion of a bigger bathroom and when you’re using the shower it will feel larger too. Consider using clear or lighter colored shower curtains if installing a glass door is not an option. If you have tall ceilings install the shower curtain at a higher head height to elongate the feeling of the room.
Less is truly more when it comes to modern spaces. In this school of design rather than thinking of negative space as something empty that needs to be filled it’s seen as an active detail in creating a minimalist aesthetic. The key to pulling off this look is making every design element count.
Your sink and how much space you can maneuver around it is crucial in the use of your bathroom. Determine your specific needs for your sink. Are you someone who has a lot of toiletries accessories and need a lot of storage? Use a small vanity that has under counter cabinet doors and add organization shelves and drawers inside the cabinet. Don’t have a lot of storage needs but want it to look decorative? Consider using a pedestal sink or a wall mounted sink with decorative shelving below. If you don’t have space for either they also make sinks that fit in the corner of two walls. This sink has a 90 degree back and the sink nestles between the walls to give you maximum floor space.
Use wall mirrors instead of big medicine cabinets: Bulky medicine cabinets visually make your small bathroom feel even smaller. Consider switching out the cabinet for a wall mirror. If you prefer to stick with a medicine cabinet opt for one that is low profile and doesn’t extend far outside of the wall.
This one has been around for a long time but it has reached our list because even though it’s aged it continues year on year to be popular. It’s an expensive option which means it has a limited reach but those with the capital to invest it’s a staple champion. The wet room designs themselves are obviously adapting to current trends as can be seen through the somewhat monochrome example below.
Window treatments can add height: Bathrooms that have windows shouldn’t forget these important features when giving the illusion of space. Windows not only allow natural light but give the eye a place to wander outside of the small room. To add height consider adding valances or cornices that make the window feel dramatically adorned. This illusion will draw the eye upward and away from the floor. Use coordinating colors to the palette of the bathroom and stay away from heavy and dark materials which will give the eye an abrupt place to stop.