Trying to fit everything into the available space is like playing a giant crossword puzzle. The challenges are to organize the toilet and sink according to regulations, to leave enough space for a shower and, of course, to find a place for towels and toilet paper.

In most cases, however, it is better to build an additional bathroom where it is really needed, even if it must be small. Here are 10 tips for designing a small bathroom.

1. Use a wall-mounted faucet

By mounting a faucet to the wall, you can use a narrower sink or vanity, freeing up space throughout the bathroom. Don’t be afraid to try a wall-mounted faucet with a traditional design. It fits everywhere!

2. Consider a round sink

Tight spaces can create sharp corners. If the corners of Bathroom furniture awkward, choose a round style. Yes, a round vanity unit can work in a square space. No more bruised hips!

3. Let the bathroom furniture float

In addition to visually enlarging the bathroom, mounting a vanity unit above the floor frees up space for small items.

4. Use a large-scale pattern

A large-scale pattern can trick the eye into seeing a larger space. The square footage may stay the same, but the bathroom will feel bigger.

5. Forget the shower door

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If your bathroom is about a meter wide, that’s just enough room for a toilet and a bathtub. With such cramped conditions, you might want to consider a glass wall instead of a glass shower door. This keeps most of the water in the shower and frees up elbow room.

6. Enlarge the mirror


In the tightest of spaces, a mirror that spans the wall rather than just the vanity unit can allow two people to use it at once. In addition, a large mirror also enlarges the bathroom.

7. Choose a vanity unit with a shelf

Even a single shelf pedestal can hold towels or a toilet paper basket. Personally, I love how crisp, clean towels look neatly folded in a bathroom.

8. Mount the towel rail on a door

If space is limited, a towel rack on the shower door can come in very handy. You may need to store most of your towels in a nearby linen closet, but having that towel nearby to dry yourself off is essential.

9. Install a corner sink

Solid Surface Corner Washbasin TWG70 - Matt White - 50 x 50 x 28 cm: DIY & Tools

Sometimes even a pedestal sink can disrupt the only available pathway in a bathroom. In this case, a corner sink opposite the toilet works better than a sink opposite the shower. Opening and closing the shower door usually creates an awkward situation.

10. Use a shower curtain

A shower curtain that moves back and forth saves space compared to a glass door that swings in and out. Bath-shower sets really find their place in small spaces, some bathtubs are only 60 centimeters long.