3 Design Tips To Make the Most of a Small Bathroom
1. LIGHT! In a small bathroom you need to leverage both natural and artificial light sources. If there is not ample natural light from an existing window you should consider installing
either a Solatube or a sky light.
You should have both ceiling mounted lighting (recessed 4″ LED can lights) and lighting at the vanity area preferably flanking the sides of your mirror if the space allows for it.
2. The materials and the color/tones of the materials used should visually flow with one another. The number of different colors and materials and the geometry of those materials should be kept to a maximum of 3 different materials in the space.
For example, if you have white-painted cabinetry you should have lighter toned counter tops and accent tiles to coordinate. The floors can be a bit darker to add contrast.
Another tip is to use the same material in different size/geometry formats. Marble (or marble look porcelain tile) can be used on the floor in a 12″ x 24″ format and then in a hexagon shaped smaller format for the shower wall accents and back splash at the vanity.
3. To maximize storage space – GO VERTICAL! You can place a cabinet on the vanity counter top that is less deep (12″-14″),or place a tall floor cabinet at the end of the vanity or wherever
space allows. You can carve out space on the walls between the studs to use as shallow storage opportunities too.