Space Saving Solutions for Small and Micro Bathrooms
Jun 19

Space Saving Solutions for Small and Micro Bathrooms

Turning a Tiny Tub into a Tranquil Oasis

I’ll admit it – when I moved into my new flat, the bathroom wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. In fact, it was a teeny-tiny 60 square foot space that felt more like a glorified closet than a relaxing retreat. But as a self-proclaimed interior design enthusiast, I wasn’t about to let a little lack of square footage cramp my style.

Declutter and Downsize

The first step in transforming my micro-bathroom was to take a good hard look at everything in the space and ask myself a tough question – do I really need this? I did a major purge, donating or recycling any products and tools I knew I wouldn’t be using on a daily basis. Turns out, I had been hoarding enough half-used lotions and dried-out nail polish to stock a small boutique. Out they went, freeing up precious real estate.

Next, I evaluated the must-have items that would be sticking around. Could I find slimmer, more compact versions to maximize counter and shelf space? As The Spruce suggests, choosing a wall-mounted toilet paper dispenser and slim, built-in shelving that reaches the ceiling can work wonders in a tight squeeze.

Vertical Storage Saviors

With the decluttering done, I turned my attention to getting creative with storage. Since floor space was at a premium, I knew I’d have to look up – way up. Floating shelves above the toilet and along the walls became my new best friends, allowing me to neatly display my prettiest bath products and accessories while keeping the essentials tucked away.

And let’s not forget about that often-ignored space behind the door. As the blogger at Most Lovely Things demonstrates, a simple DIY plywood pegboard adds tons of vertical storage without taking up an inch of precious floor real estate.

Vanity Hacks

When it came to my vanity, I knew a standard cabinet-style unit would be a no-go. Luckily, Apartment Therapy had the perfect solution – a sleek, wall-to-wall vanity that maximizes every inch. I chose a floating style to create the illusion of more space, and the hidden storage underneath was a game-changer.

For an extra touch of style and function, I added a decorative fabric skirt to conceal any unsightly odds and ends. And to keep my daily essentials within easy reach, I utilized Good Housekeeping’s tip of placing a lidded basket or tray on the counter.

Shower Space Savers

No small bathroom transformation would be complete without addressing the shower situation. I knew I needed to maximize every square inch, so I turned to Apartment Therapy’s advice and installed a curved shower curtain rod. This brilliant little hack created an extra couple of inches of elbow room without encroaching on the rest of the space.

And to keep all my shampoos, scrubs, and loofahs organized, I added a slim, over-the-toilet storage unit that tucks neatly into the corner. No more hunting around for that favorite body wash – everything is now within easy reach.

Stylish Finishing Touches

With the storage solutions in place, it was time to have a little fun and infuse my personal style into the space. Apartment Therapy’s advice to embrace bold, statement-making patterns and colors really resonated with me. I went all-in with a moody, jewel-toned wallpaper that instantly elevated the entire room.

To keep things feeling light and airy, I incorporated plenty of reflective surfaces like a round mirror and glass jars for my cotton swabs and q-tips. And of course, I couldn’t resist adding a few lush, low-maintenance plants to really drive home that spa-like vibe.

A Small but Mighty Transformation

When I first laid eyes on my minuscule bathroom, I’ll admit I was a bit daunted. But with some strategic planning, a healthy dose of creativity, and a keen eye for space-saving solutions, I was able to transform that cramped closet into a serene, stylish oasis. And the best part? I didn’t have to sacrifice any of my design aspirations to do it.

So if you find yourself staring down a tiny bathroom, take heart. With a little elbow grease and a lot of ingenious storage ideas, you too can turn that compact space into a personal sanctuary. And who knows – you might just end up loving your diminutive bathroom even more than a sprawling en-suite.

After all, as they say at Sofa Spectacular, great things really do come in small packages.

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