Having a small bathroom doesn’t mean you automatically have to sacrifice style or functionality. If you’re considering renovating a bathroom with limited square footage, here are some important tips to help you get the most out of your small space:
Keep It Simple
When renovating a small bathroom, it’s important to keep the space simple and not overwhelming. Stay away from too many variations in colour, tiles or patterns, and stick to one or two key colours for the whole space.
Focus On Hardware
Instead of creating lots of visual appeal with many different tiles and colours, focus your attention on small features like hardware for more visual impact. Your faucets, shower head and cabinet handles can be really striking and pack some style.
Floating Vanities & Wall-Mounted Toilets
For small bathrooms, floor space is very limited. While there are necessities that require taking up floor space, there are ways to work around them. Consider installing floating vanities that attach to the wall and don’t touch the floor — these can really open up the space while still giving you the functionality you need. Wall-mounted toilets are also becoming a popular choice and they will provide you with more floor space.
Designing a small space like a bathroom is all about making the space look bigger than it is, and a great way to do this is with an integrated shower. Instead of closing the shower off with tiled walls all around it, consider a mixture of tiled walls and glass walls to keep the space open.
Smart Storage Solutions
One of the most frustrating issues homeowners face when they have a small bathroom is the lack of storage, but even the smallest bathroom can have all of the storage space you need. Adding drawers, modifying plumbing and adding drawer boxes can help to create the storage you need.
We’ve had the pleasure of working on some beautiful bathrooms in Guelph and the surrounding areas. Check out some of our previous work and learn more about bathroom renovations from Sutcliffe Kitchens.