It is perhaps the most common bathroom challenge we see—the small bathroom. “Small” is one thing, but then there’s really small. We’re talking Manhattan apartment small. We’re talking can-turn-around-without-bumping-into-your-shadow small. Maybe that’s a stretch, but you catch our drift. It is actually possible to add showers and tubs to some micro-bathrooms:
Think outside the box. Actually, rethink the box itself. Instead of looking at the room as the “box” that must contain the shower and sink and toilet, think of the shower as the “box,” one that has enough space to include the sink and toilet inside it. Take a look:
Say goodbye to your dance hall. How much of the space within your shower do you actually use? It’s not a dance hall that needs space for a tango. If you don’t need a shower with space for leg-shaving (think women who wax, and men in general), consider going with a quadrant shower. These make the absolute most of corner space:
Duck and cover (and soak). Oftentimes the smallest bathrooms are those in finished attic space, where a sloped ceiling means the space is limited not just horizontally but vertically. If you need a bathing option for these types of little bathrooms, a tub could be your saving grace:
If you have bathroom with only enough elbow room for one-and-three-quarters elbows and half a hair dryer—but want to make it a place where someone can bathe—let’s talk. You’d be surprised what’s possible!