Making The Most Of A Tiny Bathroom

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A bathroom should be a place to retreat to and relax. This isn’t always possible with a tiny bathroom in which the cramped space can feel claustrophobic. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can maximise this space to make it roomier and more comfortable. Here are just several tricks for making the most of a tiny bathroom.

Hide plumbing in the walls

Hiding elements of plumbing inside the walls could help to maximise space. For example, rather than opting for a traditional bathroom vanity, you could consider a floating sink with wall mounted taps – this will protrude a lot less and give you extra floor space, helping to make the room feel bigger. You can also opt for a wall-mounted toilet and even a wall-mounted shower. Having to hide this plumbing in the walls won’t be cheap and it could make repairs trickier if something goes wrong, however it’s guaranteed to help make your bathroom more spacious. You should hire a plumber to do this work for you.

Consider built in storage

You could also consider building storage into the walls to save further space. By carving out inlets in the wall, you can create your own inverse shelves that won’t protrude outwards like standard shelves. You could even hide an in-built cabinet behind a mirror for a secret storage hideaway. Make sure to hire a professional to build this in-built storage – making indents in walls could damage the structural integrity and you need to be able to work around pipes and electrics within the walls.

Sacrifice your tub for a walk-in shower

Some people love their baths, but if you mostly prefer to shower, it could make sense of sacrifice your tub and opt for a walk-in shower. This will create a much greater sense of openness. A walk-in shower could also be a luxurious upgrade from a shower in a tub, giving you a more comfortable space to stand in. You can check out a few walk-in shower designs here at You could even consider turning the entire space into a wet room.

Use mirror magic

Mirrors can help to create the illusion of space. By opting for a full wall size mirror, it will make the room feel twice as big as it actually is. Mirrors are also great at reflecting light and making a room brighter. You can visit sites like to peruse through various mirror designs.

Use the back of your bathroom door

The back of your bathroom door could be the perfect place to fit a towel rack if you haven’t got any available bare walls. Alternatively, you could hang a full length mirror here if you haven’t got room elsewhere for a mirror. You could even place hangers here for bath robes.

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