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5 Ideas to Steal from 5 Compact Bathrooms

Don't let a limited floor area stop you from having a pretty loo


There's nothing like a long and relaxing bath after a long day. When you've been out of the house for too long, we bet that one of the things that you look forward to us that refreshing frist splash of water on your face.

Those who have a small bathroom may think that it's impossible to achieve a functional and cozy space but we think otherwise. A tiny T&B has its share of perks and advantages—it is easier to clean, maintain, and decorate! Think outside the "small box" and consider these easy upgrade ideas:

Main photos from: Ana Mum Diary and Country Living.

Pair interesting floor tiles with mirrors

Mirrors do a great job of expanding a tiny space. Make it functional by turning one wall of the bathroom into a long mirrored cabinet as seen in the photo. Use the cabinets to store extra towels, bath essentials, and cleaning supplies. 

Interesting floor tiles can deviate the attention from the limited area. Colorful tiles work well in an all-white bathroom.

RL Tip: Aside from the mirrored cabinets, you can also have built-in shelves and niches inside the shower area. These nooks can hold bottles of shampoo and soap.

Photo from Apartment Therapy.

Install clever storage solutions

If you have a wall separating the vanity from the main shower area, you can make use of it by turning it into a storage center. Take inspiration from the photo above—the homeowner used the space for storing fresh towels. Don't just keep towels—you can style it to keep bottles of essentials and a few decor pieces as well.

Photo from Ana Mum Diary.

Add wooden touches and decor pieces

Your bathroom need not be dull and plain. Since you want to be able to relax and enjoy every minute of your bath time, invest in pieces that can calm your nerves like scented candles and a small vase of flowers. Use these items to spruce up the area. Place them on a tray that you can keep in one corner of the countertop.

Wooden elements add warmth and a spa-like feel even in a small space. Choose wooden storage pieces and woven baskets for storage. If the water closet cannot accommodate the items that you wish to add to the space, you can craft a storage rack that can fit behind it. A slim rack can hold extra toilet paper, towels, and your mini plants.

Photo from Country Living.

Opt for customized pieces

Keep the space open and airy by having a few items customized. If your budget allows, you can ask a carpenter (or visit your favorite home store!) if he can create a unique mirror that has secret sliding compartments. Show the photo above as your peg! You can use these clever solutions to store toiletries and mini jars of bath salts, soaps, and the like.

Photo from Cretique.

Pair rods with baskets

Don't limit the use of rods to simply hanging wet and fresh towels. You may hang baskets on the rods with the help of S-hooks so you can keep more items. Four baskets can already accommodate: towels, soaps, shampoo, and lotion. Make sure you check the weight of each basket and that the rods are secure before filling each with your essentials—doing this will prevent your items from scattering all over the bathroom.

Photo from Simply DIY 2.

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