AGENT JACK VEERA DESAI:  Bathroom by smstudio

9 simple tricks to make your small bathroom functional


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It’s a general believe that small bathrooms are challenging to design and even more challenging to make it comfortable for hassle-free use. Well… we the Homify professionals differ in it, maybe because we love to take up the challenges. Just because the bathroom is small, it doesn’t mean that it should be robbed of style and personality. The trick in styling small bathroom lies in the efficient use of all space available. Creating a wonderfully functional and storage-efficient bathroom is what we need to make a small bathroom comfortable. Let’s dive in and learn some smart tricks for spacious looking smartly designed small bathrooms.

​1. Creativity at its best

AGENT JACK VEERA DESAI:  Bathroom by smstudio



Small doesn’t mean compromising in style. Unleash your imagination and make your bathroom glamorous even in rustic style. Take some clue from here and recycle that old cycle you wanted to discard.

​2. Maximizing the space

Every element in a small bathroom, even the design thing should serve a purpose. In fact design it so that use of every available space in that small room is exploited and utilized to its maximum.

​3. Display with elegance

walk in closet:  Bathroom by ZERO9

walk in closet


Instead of making the bathroom look clumsy and stuffy with cabinets all over, fix up open shelves on the wall and display your toiletries. Discover creative ways to flaunt your colourful collection of towels and add style to the space.

​4. Under the sink

Residence:  Bathroom by Designism



This is the space which if utilized judiciously can create ample storage space in the bathroom. In fact you can hide the greatest eye-sore of the bathroom, the cleaning essentials here away from the direct view.

​5. Fully functional

Traditional Treat:  Bathroom by Premdas Krishna
Premdas Krishna

Traditional Treat

Premdas Krishna

The key to organized bathroom, big or small, lies in its functionality. Be smart and include in the design only those elements which are useful. If it is only for ornamentation avoid it. It will only clutter the small bathroom.

​6. Made to order

Premium Residence:  Bathroom by Aayam Consultants
Aayam Consultants

Premium Residence

Aayam Consultants

Customize the bathroom fittings according to the size of the room. You can always shrink the size of the sink and sink counter and install storage cabinets beneath it. Minimize the counter space. It will add a few inches to the floor space of the small bathroom.

​7. Distract to attract

Neanpeanse Road, Mumbai:  Bathroom by DesignTechSolutions

Neanpeanse Road, Mumbai


Make it amazingly attractive so that mind can be cleverly distracted and it doesn’t notice the smallness of the space. A wall with patterns or tantalizing colour pop in soap dispenser or towels could also solve the purpose.

​8. Colour palette

When it’s time to choose the colour, go for neutral shades. Neutral shades will make it feel calm, spacious and add depth into the space. However, be creative and you can even play with the designs in neutral tones.

​9. We all know trick

Matunga Apartment:  Bathroom by Fourth Axis Designs
Fourth Axis Designs

Matunga Apartment

Fourth Axis Designs

Once again, the most common trick to make a small space look spacious is by using mirror and glass. Choose a large mirror, if possible a wall to wall mirror and double the illusion of roominess. Use glass door to separate the shower area. Mirror and glass will make the small space shine.

Shine your bathroom with these glass doors: 14 glass door ideas to make your bathroom shine

Do you know more smart tricks that works for small small bathrooms? We are eager to know.
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