Our final goal at this residence was to make the very small and outdated bathroom more functional, and, of course, more visually appealing. The clients originally intended on increasing the size of the bathroom, but time constraints and the loss of much needed bedroom space quickly changed all of our minds.
As you look at the ‘before’ photos, notice how the space between the bathtub and the toilet was severely limited. The vanity came past the doorway, an ouchie almost every time someone walked into it. The tiles were, well, not so pretty, and all the fixtures were old, moldy and basically falling apart. The most interesting part of the bathroom was the space between the end of the tub and the window.
It was almost a no-brainer. The vanity needed to be custom built to fit into the space allotted for it. That meant a thinner vanity with a very limited sink area. The bowl style vessel sink fit perfectly! What a coo! And the faucet, narrow and high, literally just fit. The drawers underneath the sink have cut-outs in them for the plumbing, and maximize storage space in an area where getting down to open doors and search for things would have been very difficult.
A simple white square floor tile was both budget friendly and a perfect match to the classic subway tiles which were still in keeping with the older home but with a timeless appeal, and the thin blue, gray and white glass accent tiles tie in the light blue-gray wall colour, gave this new bathroom a bright and airy design. This created a feeling of space as opposed to the cramped vibe it had prior to the renovation. A curved curtain rod created privacy without both the cost and complication of glass doors over the tub, and kept the space between the tub and the window as a usable shelf space.
Perhaps the best design feature in this bathroom is the corner toilet. It makes ‘bathroom time’ substantially more comfortable. Add a hotel-style towel rack and a pretty shower curtain and it’s all done.
Another bathroom project completed and a very happy client. With lots of space for them to wash the new baby, without the constrictions of a common toilet and too deep vanity.
So, when considering what to do with your space, remember that sometimes a small space can be made very functional with just a few thought out plans.
Have a terrific day!