Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 25, 2016
Small bathrooms probably make you feel like you need to lose five pounds to enter them, let alone the tiny shower nook. But actually, a small bathroom with shower doesn’t necessarily look and feel cramped. This type of bathroom has many chances to look gorgeous, as well as bigger than it really is. Moreover, designing and layout things to make them fit in the available space could be challenging and fun!
But before plunge into the fun sides, let’s start with the challenges. In small bathroom layout process, the challenge lies in configuring the toilet and sink, and saving some spaces for the showers, as well as some bathroom accessories such as towel horse, trash can, and others. So, here are some expert’s tips for designing a small bathroom with shower.
1) Use corner sink
Even a pedestal sink may disrupt the narrow, one and only traffic lane available in your bathroom. So for a small bathroom, installing a corner sink overlooking the toilet will be a good solution. One thing to keep in mind, avoid installing even a corner sink across from the shower, because the opening and closing of the shower door in your small bathroom could interfering people while using the sink, and makes the movement even more difficult.
2) Shower curtain is a better choice
The usage of a shower curtain in your small bathroom will save you an extra square foot, as the back and forth movement of the curtain is more suitable for the tiny bathroom compared to a glass door, which will move in and out. You can also consider using shower-tub combos for your small spaces, as some tubs come with a 60-inch length.
3) Downsize your toilet
For a small bathroom with a shower, you can consider using a compact elongated toilet instead of its conventional counterparts. The compact elongated model comes with the same size as the round-front toilet, but gives more comfort with an elongated seat. Other perks of using this type of toilet is, it uses less water, makes it an environmentally friendly choice.
4) Forget the shower door
If your small bathroom is about five feet wide, it’s probably just enough to squeeze in a toilet and a 30x60-inch bath tub. If you’re facing this problem, consider using a glass panel instead of a glass shower door for your small bathroom. A glass panel will be sufficient to keep the water in shower from splashing and flooding the floor, and free up an extra elbow in the bathroom.