Recently a friend of ours was in the market to purchase a small home in the nearby hills of Echo Park, where smaller 1-2 bedrooms homes still exist and where square footage can run underneath the 1,000 square feet mark. He found himself wanting to convert an awkward walk-in closet space into a full bathroom near the bedroom, but discovered most big box retailers don't cater to the small space customer.
The truth is the domestic bathroom supply market is predominately aimed at suburban-sized homes and specifications; even most apartments feature full sized bathrooms. When one needs to convert a small space like a former closet into a super compact bathroom, you'll likely need to look over the pond to Europe or Asia for small bathroom options. Below are a variety of bathroom solutions that optimize space to the fullest while offering an aesthetic impression.
- Aston Matthews Ergo Corner Toilet: this toilet remind us of our teenage years at the high school dance…stuck close, clinging to the walls.
- Aston Matthews Corner Basin: an ideal partner to the Ergo toilet, this corner sink is cute and compact, about $256 US.
- Ideal Standard Small + Wall Bidet: the wall mounted, twin-bongo shape dual toilet and bidet setup looks like something we'd find inside Matthew McConaughey home.
- Ideal Standard Small+ Wall Toilet: a split version of the dual bidet+toilet, available as both a floor and wall mount.
- Ideal Standard Space Saving Bath: an acrylic showertub, complete with seating area for a half-bath option (would make shaving legs easy for the ladies).
- SPAcer Fold Up Tub: Designer Dominik Chojnacki concept is part futuristic tub and throwback murphy bed design.
- Jersey S Round Corner Shower: sized at 34" x 34" x 76", this 2 piece corner shower packs in a lot of storage with its built-in 4 shelves, 2 soap dishes and 2 bottle holders.
- Bristol and Bath Carlton: the legs of this sink base hides a slide out storage system.
- Clearwater Heart Clawfoot Corner Bath: the aesthetics of a clawfoot, but in half the footprint.