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Tips to Maximize Bathroom Space


Sometimes one of the most luxurious features of a home is a well-designed bathroom. Yet some people overlook them when building, decorating, or organizing their homes. These rooms, while small, are packed with potential for charming and functional elements, so follow our tips to maximize bathroom space.

Splurge on Storage

Whatever you call the bathroom—the commode, comfort station, privy, lavatory, loo, latrine, water closet, or rain locker—you’ll likely use it up to seven times a day, and your guests will, too. The bathroom holds a lot of clutter you don’t want houseguests to see. Appliances, pill bottles, hair products, razors, toothbrushes, and other everyday items are hard to store or display.

Every bathroom layout is different, so consider adding custom cabinetry like recessed shelves, wall cabinets, or a beautifully designed vanity to hold your toiletries and cleaning supplies. If you don’t plan on renovating, make the space work for you with these other inexpensive storage hacks:

Install a second shower rod in your bathroom behind the curtain for drying towels out of sight and hanging loofas and caddies.
To clear up space on bathroom countertops, add a small, narrow shelf above the sink and below the mirror for soap, lotion, and other necessities.
Take advantage of the wall above the toilet by adding shelving, hooks, or a cabinet.

Trick the Eye

Lighting and color are often-overlooked details that can make or break a bathroom. You can install recessed lighting to illuminate key features in your bathroom and create a soft, warm glow. Dark colors make a room feel small, but soft, pale tones will give the illusion of more space.

Consider installing a window if your bathroom has an exterior wall. This will allow natural light to stream in, and make the room feel more expansive. Doorless showers and glass shower enclosures open up a bathroom and make the space seem larger than it would with a standard tub and shower curtain.

Focus Your Decor

Bathrooms are typically one of the smallest rooms in a home, so you don’t want to overwhelm the space with details. If the décor is too busy, the room will feel congested even though you keep it organized. Establish a focal point using one bold or intricate element like a freestanding tub, artwork, chandelier, large mirror, or window. A focal point is the perfect opportunity to establish a design theme. Once you choose your style, you can accent it with smaller details.

Iverson Homes has designed luxurious restrooms for our custom homes and completed countless bathroom remodeling projects. Our skilled architects and designers can turn your dreams into a reality, creating a fully functional, aesthetically pleasing space complete with built-in storage, beautiful vanities, and more.

Contact us to get started.