Building & Renovation Kitchen & Bath

Big Ideas for Small Bathrooms

With the kids heading back to school and the family getting back to routine, your family bathroom is likely a busy spot every morning! Like many families, you might find yourself dreaming of adding a second bathroom complete with a shower to help alleviate daily drama and increase the value of your home while you are at it!  However, if you don’t have a lot of extra space, visualizing where to install it can be challenging, but you’d be surprised how little room you need to make it happen.

These big ideas make it possible to convert a small space into a new, functional bathroom!

Colors and Mirrors

Color and light are essential tools to help make a space seem larger! To create balance while visually enhancing the space, consider combining a soft color palette with dark accents. Finish the space with large mirrors to reflect more light and give the appearance of added depth.

Hide It

Use compact, tankless and wall-hung toilets such as the modern SANISTAR® from SANIFLO®. Its self-contained toilet system saves space and can be mounted on any sturdy wall.

Store It

Floor to ceiling cabinets create the illusion of vertical space while providing maximum storage. Consider a slim vanity or a pedestal sink – they add a unique touch without taking up too much space.

Meet Half Way

Don’t have the space for a shower? Create a cozy powder room instead. The extra toilet and sink will help free up some traffic from the main bathroom, giving you a space to get ready even if the main bathroom shower is in use!

Frame It

The best way to draw attention away from cramped quarters is by creating a focal point that draws the eye. Consider an interesting art piece or a decorative mirror.

Use Your Imagination

Look for those awkward or unused spaces like closets or the area under the stairs to install a new bathroom. The SANIACCESS®2, a quiet macerating pump system from SANIFLO®, is ideal for installing a toilet and sink in small spaces such as these.

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