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9 Tiny Bathroom Hacks That Work

Sharon Monticello

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Sharon Monticello is native to one of California's most picturesque areas— Petaluma, nestled in the heart of wine country, has been home to Sharon's...

Mar 15 4 minutes read

Anyone who lives in a compact home knows the struggles of making a tiny bathroom work. Yes, it’s all too real. Our bathrooms hold a majority of our daily necessities, and if it’s a small family sharing the cramped space, it gets even more complicated.

Luckily, with today’s innovative design ideas and tips, you can make the most of the space you have without sacrificing style and comfort! To help you get started, here are nine tiny bathroom hacks to make that tight space feel bigger.

Avoid Clutter 

Whether we’re talking about a mansion or a cozy, small shack, hoarding or mismanaging clutter is high-discouraged. Resist the urge to decorate your bathroom with fake floral arrangements, potpourri bowls, or unnecessary decors that will attract dust and add clutter to your sink space. Instead, go for sleek-looking canisters for cotton balls and swabs and put up one piece of eye-catching artwork, and you’re good to go! Hanging shelves above your toilet is also a good option for your other storage canisters.

Big Mirrors 

Big mirrors aren’t only a necessity in bathrooms– they’re also an easy way to make your tiny bathroom appear larger! Mirrors reflect light and open up spaces, so make sure to choose one on the larger end of the spectrum. If you have room for a full-length mirror, go for it, and take it up to the ceiling!

Less is Best 

When you’re looking to make a space look bigger, always remember that less is more. If you’re not the type to need maximum storage, it’s better to use a smaller vanity to leave more open space to make your bathroom feel less cramped.

Frameless Shower Doors 

If you’re looking to make your bathroom feel more open and airy, try changing your shower doors to frameless ones. Frameless glass shower doors, remove the visual obstruction that a traditional shower door gives, especially if you opt for clear glass instead of a textured piece.

Stick with White 

Using the color white in your bathroom is one of the easiest ways to give it a spacious look– white tiles, white paint, white vanity, and so on. The non-color will naturally recede to make space look bigger, and any available light will reflect on it rather than absorb it. Have you already got color on your walls? Bring in as many white accessories, towels, and art in your bathroom!

Lose that Tub 

If you have the option to lose the tub, do it. Tubs take up twice the amount of floor space as showers, and removing it will open up space significantly. Aside from this, showers are great for adults and guests, and handheld showers are also excellent for getting your pets clean! If you need to keep the tub (for kids and relaxing weekends), consider a lower profile tub, as the lower height makes getting in and out easier and makes your room feel more open.

Try Pocket Doors 

Got a traditional bathroom door? These can take up a lot of valuable space, especially in small bathrooms, so consider installing a pocket door instead. Pocket doors slide right into the wall and make a room feel more updated and trendy. If this isn’t possible, a sliding door will be a good alternative.

Hide Your Bathmats 

Are you using a bath mat in your bathroom? Having your bath mat on the floor ALL THE TIME makes your bathroom appear smaller. Practice putting your bath mats away when not in use so your flooring will be exposed and make your space appear larger.

Open Shelving Helps 

Change your bulky bathroom cabinets into open shelving! It can be as easy as removing your cabinet doors to display your towels, soaps, and canisters stylishly and functionally.  

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