Things You'll Need
Catalog of bathroom fixtures
A small bathroom requires fixtures that take up as little space as possible. However, the space must be used effectively. You can design a bathroom that works well for providing elbow room within the space. Explore various floor plans to create a bathroom that can be enjoyed for a long time. The important thing to remember is avoiding adding too many fixtures or cabinets within the small space.
Define where to place the bathing area first. Install a 5-foot-by-3-foot shower-tub unit with a glass sliding door as an option. Placing this unit lengthwise against one of the walls will leave a space that is 1 foot wide and 3 feet deep beside the shower-tub. Use this niche to install shelves for towels.
Create a vanity wall for double sinks. Buy two pedestal sinks to fit along a wall before the shower-tub is installed. Place the sinks on a wall at a right angle to the shower-tub. Add oval mirrors above each sink. Space the sinks an equal distance from the end wall and the shower-tub unit. Position the sinks about 2 feet apart.
Install a toilet to face either the sink wall or shower-tub, depending on where the bathroom door is situated.
Add storage cabinets along one wall over the commode. Use cabinets with doors about 6 inches deep that include shelves for storing supplies and toiletries.
Use lighting and color to make the room appear larger. A dual color scheme enhances the effect. Paint the lower half of the room white, for example, and add a pale color above. Add recessed lighting in the ceiling.
Make the vanity area the focal point. The vanity should always serve as the focal point of any bathroom.