One of the complaints we hear most, other than the size of the kitchen is the size of the bathroom, especially for those with growing families. When you have children, the bathroom never seems to have enough room. Here is what you can do about that tiny bathroom – or just one that you need to be able to better utilize what space is there.
1. Use a free-standing toilet paper holder instead of mounting a toilet paper dispenser and trying to find a place to store extra rolls of toilet paper. Many times you’ll find that having a roll of toilet paper attached to the cabinet or wall that’s already crowding the toilet just makes it worse by taking away some of your ‘elbow room’. Even an extra 3-6 inches can really help!
2. Utilize over-the-door storage by adding a shelf or small cabinet. You can store towels, washcloths, shampoos, soaps, lotions and much more above the door when you’re short on storage space. If you don’t like an open shelf, you can cover it with a cute fabric to accent your bathroom décor.
3. Hang crates, wire baskets and pallets on the wall. You can find many stores where you can buy gorgeous crates of all shapes, sizes, colors and fabrics, or you can re-purpose old crates and pallets. Try storing items inside and on top of the crates and baskets, then hang towels, robes, etc. from the bottom. Not only will this be really convenient, but it will look great too!
4. Add a decorative skirt around the pedestal sink. There are plenty of small shelving units, both on and off rollers, you can use in this small space and the skirt can cover it yet provide easy access to the shelves underneath. If you also added a shelf above the door, try matching – or using an accenting color or fabric – what you used on that shelf. There are so many great ideas that will give you the opportunity to store toiletries out of site AND keep your bathroom looking polished and chic.
5. If possible, recess your sink, lighting and/or shelving. Even a few inches can help a crowded bathroom seem less crowded. You may need to have a professional check to make sure there are no electrical or plumbing lines behind the wall first, but this can be a great option that will not only add space but will also add a decorative flair.
6. There are now many options for ‘stick on’ rods (or you can get screw in), shelves, etc. and these can be added, moved and utilized however works best for you and your family. In the past, these didn’t always stick very well, but now you can find higher quality products that will hold much better than they used to.
7. Store towels, washcloths and other typically wet items inside the shower by hanging them at the foot of the shower. Here they will stay handy yet out of site. This can also be a great place to store toys that your kids play with in the tub.
We hope this gave you some great ideas you can utilize for your small – or downright tiny – bathroom; whether it’s a house you’re wanting to live in for a long time, or a house you’re wanting to list soon and need it to look its absolute best. Call me and we’ll go through your home room by room and make sure that each room shows the best that it can to attract the most buyers, at the best price. I look forward to hearing from you!