Danze: Big Space Saving Ideas for Small Bathrooms

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The experts at Danze share some unique tips for making the most of the space in a small bathroom.

There are really 3 ways to make the most of available space: reduce the size of non-negotiables; eliminate or reduce the size of everything else; and create the illusion of a larger space.

The experts at Danze, the fastest-growing plumbing company in the U.S., have some great tips for making the most of the space in a small bathroom. First of all, no matter how small the bathroom is, there’s no getting around the fact that there must be a toilet, sink, and faucet and maybe a shower or bathtub. So there are really 3 ways to make the most of available space: reduce the size of those non-negotiables; eliminate or reduce the size of everything else; and create the illusion of a larger space.    

Use wall treatments to make a bathroom look bigger. In a rectangular bathroom, paint the 2 narrowest walls a shade slightly lighter than the wider walls. The easiest way to accomplish this is to add one cup of white paint per gallon of wall color. Then, instead of painting the ceiling white, just add 2 more cups of white paint per gallon of wall color. This creates a space-expanding monochromatic effect.

As far as faucets go, slimmer profile faucets that don’t compromise on function are a great option for a small bathroom. Or go in the opposite direction; consider making the sink faucet a dramatic centerpiece —one eye-catching focal point is a visual space expander.

Space-saving toilet options include those with rounded bowls and those with compact elongated bowls. Compact elongated bowls offer the comfort of elongated bowls and the space savings of a rounded bowl.

When it comes to structural things like doors, windows, and built-ins; maximize the natural light by removing curtains. Where privacy is an issue, think about replacing the glass with frosted or privacy glass. Install electrical outlets inside built-in medicine cabinets. This will de-clutter countertops by allowing out-of-sight storage for rechargeables such as toothbrushes and shavers.

Finally, take a field trip to a bath fixture showroom— the experts that create these displays know how to make the best use of a small space. Look at the way fixtures are configured and how the design elements (such as lighting) work together to make a small space appear bigger. Think of a tiny bathroom as the command control area of a spacecraft—where the beauty is in the utility and efficiency of the design and fixtures themselves.

Over the past decade, Danze has been creating fun and refreshing experiences each and every day. With dozens of faucet collections, fixtures, showerheads and accessories, available in a range of durable finishes, we’ll continue to delight and excite on all levels of design, function, quality and experience. It’s always been our mission to create well-designed products that help people feel better about their homes, their lives and themselves. For more information, visit: http://www.danze.com.

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