Smart Solutions for Small Bathrooms

Smart Solutions for Small Bathrooms

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 15, 2013
(Image credit: Lizzie Ford)

There is no small space quite so challenging as a small bathroom. No matter how much of a minimalist you are, there are probably quite a few things — toothbrush, toothpaste, medicine, grooming products — that you just can't do without. So how do you squeeze all those things in while keeping your small bathroom serene, and not stressful? Apartment Therapy has some ideas.

How do you eke more storage out of a small bathroom? Putting a cabinet over the toilet is one option, but there's a bit of a drawback to this — an architect I used to work for called these 'headbanger cabinets,' for obvious reasons. But small space dweller Brett Leonhardt shares a clever solution: a medicine cabinet over the toilet. The shallow profile of this particular cabinet, from IKEA, keeps your noggin safe while keep bathroom necessities out of sight. Check out the video to see what this looks like in Brett's bathroom.

And here's another solution from Brett's bathroom: a wall-mounted pump that keeps in-shower clutter to a minimum. If you hate struggling with those little over-the-showerhead caddies that never seem to hang quite right, this may be the solution for you.

And finally — especially in a tiny bathroom, no single piece has more visual impact than the shower curtain. But a shower curtain doesn't just have to look good — it also needs to keep everything else in your bathroom from getting soggy while you're getting clean. Here are Maxwell's tips on picking a good one.

And the bathroom pictured at the top of this post, if you were wondering, is from one of our house tours, Grainne and Ian's Characterful Collection in Edinburgh. You can see more of that home here.

Thanks for watching, and happy weekend!

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