Bathroom Game Changers
While every bathroom is different, there are instances where you want to make the most of the space you currently have without making the bathroom larger per se. During any type of renovations, you have to make decisions about which spaces to expand, but this will inevitably encroach on another part of the space that’s adjacent or close by. You might not always want to cut down one space or another, but just make the existing space function in a much more fluid and succinct way. Here are just a few ways that you can give your bathroom space more flow without having to add more space: bathroom game changers!
This might sound unheard of mainly because it hasn’t been seen commonly. These toilets put the tanks behind the wall and allow the seat to jut out enough to accommodate use. Removing the tank alone might only save a few inches of space, but it can be a lot in the grand scheme of things you will later be able to add or include because of the extra wiggle room. You can also mount other fixtures like faucets to save precious counter space. This also frees up where you can position said faucet to beyond just in the middle of the sink. You can free up even more counter space this way.
Wet Room Style
This is a popular design style in European and Asian countries, but essentially the entire bathroom is able to withstand water and the shower is open into the entire space. This also gives a spa-like or sauna-like feel to your bathroom space though everything will be opened into the exact same space. You don’t have to do this for the entire space, mind you, and for many the prospect of having shower water constantly on their countertops and toilet seats can be a bit alarming. Go for the half-room version of the style, by having the bathtub and shower in a specific area of the bathroom where water is, without the need for a close off or walled area, or the use of a door or any other kind of partition.
Think Low Toilets
A popular trick in hotels is that they install toilets that are low enough for the counter to continue to extend as a shelf over top. This gives you so much more space for storage or decoration that might rest correctly on top of the toilet tank itself. Also, with most toilets next to or close to the show, it can serve as a great spot to store items you’ll likely need while you’re in there.
No matter your bathroom size, your counters are destined to get cluttered in some way or another. Often times, medicine cabinets can jut out into a bathroom space and take up more space than we realize. Adding more of these cabinets then becomes very difficult, even if you need the extra storage. Having these cabinets recessed into the walls makes it much easier to add more storage if you so need, and also much easier to keep this storage hidden from visitors who might be just a bit nosy!