5 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Posted by Daniel Edelman on

At Edelman we're excited about remodeling, and we want you to be excited about it, too. One of the most common requests we get as our clients plan their remodel projects is to find ways to make their bathroom feel more spacious. Here are 5 ways to make that happen.

 

 

1. Elevate your storage

Storage is key in any bathroom, but sometimes vanities can feel overwhelming in a small space. We recommend opting for a stylish floating vanity with a minimalist design. There are plenty of options that will provide ample storage but appear open and airy, like the Adina by Ronbow.

Adina vanity by Ronbow[/caption]

 

 

2. Mount your toilet on the wall

Similar to a floating vanity, wall-mounted toilets allow for more floor space, particularly in a narrow bathroom. The toilet tank is concealed in the wall which saves you up to 8" of depth compared to a floor-mounted toilet.

 Duravit Sensowash Starck wall-mounted toilet[/caption]

 

 

3. Create more sink space with single-hole faucets

Although 8” widespread faucets are often the preferred style, opting for a single-hole faucet is ideal for petite bathrooms. Not only do you allow for more room on your countertop, but it creates a minimalist look. It's also better proportion for bathrooms that require a vanity that is less than 24" wide.

 Dornbracht's MEM single hole faucet[/caption]

 

 

4. Opt for an extra-deep medicine cabinet

Short on storage? Install a semi-recessed medicine cabinet that is 8 inches deep. The M Series by Robern, for example, offers a full-length mirrored cabinet an 8" depth that can substitute for a linen closet perfectly. You will have no problem storing extra rolls of toilet paper and all of your toiletries. For your towels, consider installing a hotel shelf above your toilet or a wall-mounted double towel bar to maximize space.

 

M Series by Robern[/caption]

 

5. Convert your tub into a custom shower

Depending on your need for the space, consider converting your bathtub into a custom shower. This allows you to choose the size and free up horizontal space in the room, especially if the tub is seldom used. If you live in a traditional suburban market, you may want to consider keeping the tub if it is the only one in the house since it is good for resale value. Living in a metropolitan area? The latest trends show the tub is no longer a necessity in every home.

 Modern bathroom with custom shower[/caption]

 

Photos: 1. Freshome, 2. Ronbow, 3. Duravit, 4. Dornbracht, 5. Robern, 6. Freshome


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