Thursday, 28 June 2018

Say Bye-Bye To Your Tiny Bathroom Problems

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We love a good old shower thought. Most of the time they are useless, like this one we had last week where we pondered how it can be possible for theme parks to snap a crystal clear picture of someone flying at 70mph on a roller coaster, but security cameras in banks can't get a clear shot of a robber standing still. Odd. But yesterday’s shower thought actually turned out to be quite a good one. We were imagining how luxurious life must have been when people lived in big houses before overpopulation was an issue, and everyone got to swan around in big bathrooms. Just to rub it in, I was pondering this while cooped up in my teeny-tiny bathroom.

For us small bathroom dwellers, trying to make everything fit in the available space is like doing a giant crossword puzzle, which got me on to thinking: how would I redesign it if I got the chance.

So, without further ado, here are some tips if you’re planning on a small bathroom reconfiguration:

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Corner Sink, Please

We have a pedestal sink and even that gets in the way. So if we could do it again, we would ask our plumbers if they could place a corner sink across from the loo. It would make it so much easier to navigate.

No Shower Door

I love our shower. I really do. As far as showers go, it’s a dream. But if I had to pick one niggle, it’s the door. It opens outward. I would much rather have a nice shower curtain that slid back and forth instead of a glass door that goes in and out.

Round Off The Vanity

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve injured my hips on the sharp corners of my vanity I would be able to afford a house with a massive bathroom. But given no one hands out money for this sort of thing, I would elect for a rounded vanity and save myself a few bruises.

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Wall-Sized Mirror

As pretty as the vanity mirror we have is, it’s not the perfect solution. I would much prefer to have mirror stretch right across the wall so that two people could use the bathroom at once and there be no more queue in the mornings. It’s the little things that make a big difference.

Floating Faucet

Another little question I would ask the plumbers again if I got the chance would be to explore the idea of a wall-mounted faucet. The logic is simple. If the faucet is on the wall, the sink below it can be slimmer, and so would the vanity, which would free up an extra couple of inches or feet in the bathroom and finally let me swing my cat (metaphorically, of course).

Better Storage Options

It could be a tension rod in the vanity, a magnet strip for my bobby pins, a shower organizer to go on the curtain pole, a shelf above the door - anything that will make the storage of clutter and tidbits a lot easier to manage.



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