Properly designing a bathroom in a situation where space is limited can be challenging. However, you'll be surprised at how luxurious and aesthetically pleasing you can make a small bathroom if you manage to avoid some common pitfalls.
If you're in the process of designing a small bathroom for your home, it's important to understand that you're probably going to have to live with the design you chose for years to come.
The following are six bathroom design mistakes you want to avoid when you're working with small spaces for the best results.
Using a glass shower door rather than a curtain
Curtains are typically more efficient when it comes to saving space than glass doors. Curtains are super thin and easily movable. When a shower curtain is not in use, it can be moved out of the way easily.
Having any sink design other than a corner sink
Corner sinks are generally the most efficient when it comes to working with limited space. Corner sinks can be mounted right up against the wall so that there is no stand underneath them to take up leg and storage space.
Choosing a towel bar that extends outward too far
Hanging towels right up against the wall with a towel bar is the best way to make them accessible to those who exit your shower or tub.
You should opt for towel bars that are tight against the wall and just offer enough room to hang a towel. Towel bars don't need to extend very far off your wall to serve their purpose.
Failing to take advantage of over-the-toilet counter space
Working in a counter that's mounted against the wall over the toilet is a good way to get more counter space and avoid wasting the area right above the toilet. You can keep items like soaps and spare toilet paper rolls on this counter.
Choosing a mirror that's on the small side
Mirrors tend to aesthetically expand small spaces. For this reason, you may want to try to mount a decently sized mirror above your sink to help improve small spaces visually and prevent a cramped feel.
Having a square vanity
When it comes to vanity designs, square designs tend to use space less efficiently than circular designs. Not only are rounded vanities more space efficient for small bathrooms, but they tend to also avoid safety hazards. Rectangular or square vanities with pointed corners can create a hazard in small bathrooms.
For more tips on what to avoid, talk to a plumbing contractor.