A small bathroom can feel cramped, sometimes to the point of feeling downright claustrophobic. It can be aggravating having to move around in a space that feels more like a closet than a bathroom, especially if you’re a parent who has to wrangle a rambunctious toddler into the bath or a senior who has mobility issues.
The good news is that there are several ways homeowners can help open up the limited space in their small bathrooms. The following three small bathroom remodel ideas are a great place to start.
1. Install a Standing Shower
A standing shower only takes up a portion of the room normally occupied by a traditional bathtub. It is also a safer option for people with limited mobility. One of the main reasons families forgo a standing shower is because they have small children. You can always bath infants and toddlers in the kitchen sink – just like your parents likely did!
2. Choose a Smaller Vanity
Your bathroom vanity could be taking up a lot of room you don’t otherwise have. Choose one that is up to half as big as your original to create a lot of additional room you didn’t even know you had. A smaller vanity will mean less storage space, but take a look at number three for an idea of how to get more without cramping your space. Also, you can also utilize your hallway or bathroom linen closet for extra storage!
3. Try Over-the-Toilet Storage
To make up for some of the storage space lost in choosing a smaller vanity, homeowners can try over-the-toilet storage instead. These devices are created to sit over the back of your toilet and come in a variety of different sizes. The most common options include wire racks and wooden cabinet-styles.
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