Don’t let a small bathroom put you in a design dilemma. These small apartment bathrooms incorporate smart and stylish storage solutions with an effective layout to make up for the lack of square footage.
By Kayla Kitts
The narrow floating shelves take up little room while providing ample storage space. Plus, it leaves floor space available under the shelves for other storage solutions, like these baskets.
Instead of extending the full countertop across the wall, conserve space by creating a small ledge. This is a perfect home for smaller pieces. Design by Andreas Charalambous.
Up the Wall
Designer Erica Islas takes full advantage of wall space in this modern Zen bathroom with a floating vanity, miniature mirror and wall shelves above the toilet for a spa-like atmosphere.
Built-in shelves in the bathroom provide an opportunity for creativity, while still offering a practical storage solution. Only place a few items on each shelf for a clean, uncluttered look.
These built-in units offer hidden storage without stealing bathroom space. Design by Susan Fredman.
To make a space appear larger, always use a lighter color palette. Designer Lori Dennis uses crisp white walls and flooring with a light wood vanity to amplify this simple, modern bathroom.
When space is a concern, opt for a standup shower instead of a bathtub. It will conserve space and allow for more design creativity around the room.
Designer Joseph Pubillones incorporates a floating vanity in this contemporary bathroom. Surrounding mirrors give the illusion of a much larger space.
For smaller spaces, simplicity is key. A crisp stainless steel bathroom is given a splash of color with a simple flower arrangement and minimal decor. Design by Belont Freeman.
Sized to Fit
A miniature vanity with a small storage shelf and matching mirror are a perfect fit for this contemporary bathroom. A sheer white curtain and white-tiled walls visually expand the space.
HGTV. 10 Savvy Apartment Bathrooms, [Online]. Web address: http://www.hgtv.com/decorating/10-savvy-apartment-bathrooms/pictures/index.html (Page consulted on June 7 2011)