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Maximizing Space during a Bathroom Renovation: Tips and Ideas

author image Karley Coles Senior Marketing Officer
Maximizing Space during a Bathroom Renovation: Tips and Ideas image Maximizing Space during a Bathroom Renovation: Tips and Ideas image
January 2nd, 2024

Bathroom renovations can be both exciting and challenging. One of the biggest challenges homeowners face is making the most of limited space. Whether you have a small guest bathroom or a compact master bath, maximizing space is essential for functionality and aesthetics. In this blog, we'll explore several ideas to help you make the most of space in your dream bathroom. 


Plan Carefully

The key to maximizing space in any renovation project is meticulous planning. Start by assessing your bathroom's current layout and identifying its pain points. Consider how you can rearrange fixtures, plumbing, and storage to optimize space utilization. Accurate measurements are cruicial this point.


Choose Space-Efficient Fixtures

When selecting bathroom fixtures, opt for space-efficient options. Wall-mounted toilets and sinks can free up valuable floor space, creating a more open feel. Compact, corner sinks are also excellent choices for small bathrooms.


Shower or Bathtub?

If you're torn between having a bathtub or a shower, consider a combination unit. A shower-bathtub combo can save space compared to having both fixtures separately. Additionally, installing a walk-in shower with a frameless glass enclosure can make your bathroom look more spacious.


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Use Vertical Space

In a small bathroom, every inch counts. Utilize vertical space by adding open shelves or wall-mounted cabinets above the toilet or sink. These shelves can store towels, toiletries, and decorative items without taking up floor space.


Choose Light Colours

Light colours, such as whites, creams, and soft pastels, can make a small bathroom feel larger and more open. Use these colours on walls, tiles or shower panelling to create a bright, airy atmosphere.



Mirrors have the magical ability to visually expand a space. You may wish to consider installing a large mirror above the sink. Mirrors can also be multifunctional with extra storage, chargers or the ability to connect and play music. Illuminated mirrors can also provide a valuable light source. 


Opt for Pocket Doors

Traditional swinging doors can be space hogs in small bathrooms. Consider installing pocket doors that slide into the wall, saving precious square footage.


Recessed Storage

Incorporate recessed storage niches into your bathroom walls. These built-in shelves or cabinets can hold toiletries, soaps, and even decorative items without protruding into the room.


Maintain a Minimalist Look

Clutter can make even a large bathroom feel cramped. Keep your bathroom organized by sticking to a minimalist design. Store only essential items on the countertops and use closed storage for everything else.


Maximizing space in a bathroom renovation is all about smart planning and creative design. By choosing space-efficient fixtures, utilizing vertical space, and incorporating storage solutions, you can transform even the smallest bathroom into a functional and stylish oasis. With these top tips , your bathroom renovation project will make the most of every square inch, creating a space that you'll love for years to come.


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