How To Deal with Super Small WC & Shower-in-a-Closet?

How To Deal with Super Small WC & Shower-in-a-Closet?

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Regina Yunghans
Sep 14, 2014
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Q: I desperately need advice regarding a situation that probably only a few of you are familiar with. My boyfriend and I have recently rented a tiny apartment (38 sqm/410 sqft) in the heart of Amsterdam, and to get a place with a roof deck, we sacrificed bathroom space.

What we've got instead: a WC (or powder room) located in the corridor which barely accommodates the toilet, a sink in the bedroom and a shower inside a closet. During my little research on similar interiors, I discovered that it resembles a tiny old New York City apartment situation. This weirdness is also quite common in Dutch cities if the house is built before 1800s and not entirely renovated later. Given the fact that the apartment is a rental, tearing down walls to create a bathroom is not an option. What we would like is NOT having the feeling of using a public toilet in our own house :) Any tips to make our powder room more home-like and our 'bedroom sink' feel like a furniture rather than a sanitary object are welcome!

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