Sunday, January 19, 2014

17 Small Bath Solutions

Water closet

This bathroom takes advantage of the oft-forgotten extra space under the stairs. The cozy half-bath all but disappears when the door is shut. Classic subway tiles and bold graphic wallpaper create an elegant visual effect.

Water closet (©

Room to think

This narrow bathroom proves that even the tiniest functional spaces can exude style. Its geometric, Mondrian-inspired wall tiles create an eye-catching mid-century design. The clawfoot soaking tub adds an additional splash of personality.

Going bold

Who says a tiny bath can't make a large statement? Despite its tight quarters, this small loo is given a decidedly decorative lift with its two-toned whale-patterned wallpaper. While you might think that dark colors make a room appear smaller, they actually can take the focus off its size and onto far more interesting design elements.

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Going bold (© momspark.netcom)

Transitional tile

This bathroom is mostly unadorned, apart from one striking design element — the tile. The black linear tile ascends from the floor up the back wall of the shower, creating a streamlined, modern look.

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Nooks and crannies

Tiny bathrooms need an extra dose of creative planning, and dead wall space beside — or above — the toilet should not go to waste. Add several narrow shelves to maximize your storage options. Secure wall brackets to mount traditional shelves or consider floating shelves for a sleeker look.

Nooks and crannies (©

Mirrors, mirrors on the walls

For a very narrow bathroom, add a mirror to the tub's built-in side panel to make it appear larger. Keep other décor to a minimum to avoid muddling the effect.

Mirrors, mirrors on the walls (©

Stretch out

In a small bathroom, every inch matters. This vanity stretches all the way to the edge of the tub, making the most of available wall space to create the largest countertop possible.

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Bold and beautiful

This stunning, two-toned bathroom features black-painted moldings and trim, which accentuates the room's distinct features. The slate-colored soaking tub creates an elegant focal point.

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Stacks of storage

Small bathrooms can easily look cluttered, so having good storage is extra critical. Stay organized by adding mounted wall shelves and tall, freestanding units that maximize the height of the room.

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One creative and easy way to make a cozy bathroom feel bigger is to add a dramatic built-in shelf unit next to — or around — the door. This does more than maximize storage space in an area that’s usually left untouched; it also draws your eyes upward to make the room feel larger.

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Put a lid on it

Toilets often can look like a clunky eyesore in a small bathroom. Building a simple custom shelf over the top of the toilet adds an eye-catching design element, lessening the focus on the porcelain throne while adding an extra spot to showcase crafts or collectibles.

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All-in-one awesome

The shower is incorporated right into the greater overall space in this diminutive bathroom. White 1x1 inch tile is used on both the floor and walls throughout to bring it all together, while a dark wood counter, bath mat and toilet seat bring warmth to the room.

All-in-one awesome (© Apartment Therapy)

Terrific toile

Pink toile creates a bold counterpoint to white subway tile, and a focal point for the eye to rest on at the end of this narrow bathroom. A bold striped rug and bright coordinating towels help to pull it all together with a fresh and updated look.

Terrific toile (© Freshome)

Slanted ceiling

The space under a slanted ceiling can be well-utilized for a bath tub. A structural beam in this bathroom is painted black to match the tub surround and floor, making them feel like a cohesive unit. White walls and shelves lighten and brighten the space, making it feel bigger than it is.

Slanted ceiling (© Apartment Therapy)

Overhead storage

This narrow bathroom utilizes its high ceiling well with a chrome shelf overhead for towel storage. A porthole styled mirror and uber-slim sink compliment it on the opposite wall. Bright burnt orange walls make a bold contrast to the white tile, fixtures and shower curtain.

Overhead storage (© Decoist)

Corner sink cuteness

A tiny corner sink with a rounded cabinet make this small bathroom possible. Painted white, it blends right into the surrounding wainscoting. A bright pop of blue on the walls above gives the room character and serves as a great backdrop for its featured artwork.

Corner sink cuteness (© Roomsdecorating)

Underground glamour

A small basement bathroom doesn’t have to been drab and dreary. The painted exposed brick in this room serves as backdrop to a photo gallery. An elegant black mirror and light fixture frame a small sink skirted in a bold coordinating fabric making this subterranean loo seriously glam

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