Mostly, a bathroom can be smartly designed so that the required elements perfectly fit in it. Having a small bathroom is a common problem in small homes. But that doesn't mean you can't design it uniquely. Planning the small-sized bathroom layout well, will help you have an ideal bathing space ready to use.
While you work on the bathroom layout plan, all minor and major elements need to be considered. These bathrooms are usually designed in a way to visually increase the free space and utilize each corner. So, let's move on to know some ideas that make good bathroom layouts.
Before you start the actual work, make sure that you plan well. Get a paper and pencil and have a rough bathroom plan ready to work on. Considering the shape of your bathroom, columns in it and height of the walls, draw a rough diagram to plan where each bathroom fitting will be installed. Knowing the actual dimensions will help you work out the final layout on a paper. Bathtubs, toilets, sinks, shower stalls are all available in various sizes. Check which ones can fit the best in your bathroom space. Check online, the dimensions of such fittings to know how much floor space and wall section, each of these will occupy. Have at least 2 - 3 such plans ready and proceed.
Free Up the Space
While remodeling a bathroom, the first thing that you need to do is free up the space occupied by the unnecessary items. Let me tell you that such items clutter the area and give it a stuffy feel. To start implementing small bathroom layout ideas, you will need to have a free space which will help you the most. Remove the floor occupying shelves and cabinets. Bathroom vanities can also be moved out so that essential bathroom fittings have enough wall space.
Fit in the Bathroom Fittings
The basic bathroom fittings include basin, toilet, bathtub and shower stall. Find a space saver alternative for each of these. If you do a good research you can easily find a space-saving option for each of these bathroom accents. Like a bathroom vanity having under-counter basin can be replaced with pedestal sink. Having a designer sink is also a good idea. This saves space and looks great. You can also opt for wall mounted sink which looks equally classy. A wall hung toilet is a great option for saving space. Deep soaking bathtubs are good bathroom add-ons which you can go for and save some space that a regular bathtub will occupy. Also, the corner shower stalls are amazing alternatives to other shower stalls. In case you don't have enough bathroom space, to accommodate a shower stall as well as a bathtub, opt for shower enclosure and have fun soaking in your bathtub or relaxing under a shower.
Convenient Storage and Fixtures
Increasing the storage space is an essential part of any remodeling project. Remember that storage shelves or cabinets should not in turn block excess space. Intelligent placement of storage elements is very essential. Moreover, convenience must be given importance while planning storage and bathroom fixtures. Like taps, knobs, hand showers, etc., must be fixed as per the convenience. Have number of glass shelves fixed on walls besides bathtub, basin and shower to keep bathing and grooming items. Having cabinets or shelves to place bathrobe, towels and other essentials is a good way of decorating a bathroom and adding ample storage space in it.
Hope these tips and ideas help you have a smartly designed bathing area. Remember to finish with best light fixtures to give your bathroom a spacious feel. Browsing through images of small bathrooms can help you get many other decoration ideas. Concentrating on finding a smaller alternative to each element is the key to design the bathroom and turn it into an ideal bathing space.