Are you also the type of person who’s meticulous about their condo interior design— even in their bathroom? We get you.
What started out as a place to bathe and clean oneself, is now a place for some privacy and relaxation and a solemn place for recuperation. However, small bathrooms, like those in your condo, lack the space to provide the comfort you need after a long day’s work.
Due to the limited space, it will be difficult to design small CRs, especially in the Philippines. You need to sacrifice some of your bathroom goals and focus on those you really need.
But don’t worry! There are many ways to maximize the bathroom space of your DMCI Homes property:
- Paint ‘em light
- Install a large mirror
- Install glass shower doors
- Use a pocket door
- Shelf them up
- Accent with bright and bold colors
- Go for a patterned floor
- Stripe up the walls
- Light up the bathroom
- Add a shower niche
- Consider a tiny corner sink
- Use closed storage for your toiletries
- Roll up the towels
- Use an old ladder as a towel rack
- Tone down on the bottles
- Install a cabinet storage on top of the toilet
- Go for floating sinks or vanity
- Transform the shower area into a wet room
- Wall mount everything
- Keep the clutter controlled
If you’re not sure where to begin or how to go about it, here are some tips.
1. Paint ‘em light
When designing your small CR, natural hues are often the best way to go. These colors instantly brighten the bathroom, giving the illusion that the room is bigger than it seems. Although, light colors are a bit challenging to maintain given the stains that come with a bathroom.
2. Install a large mirror
Further create the illusion of a bigger bathroom with the magic of a mirror. You can take one side of the wall and fully cover it with a mirror to make the CR look bigger. If that’s not your thing, that’s alright! A large mirror can provide the same illusion without the overwhelming feeling of a wall full of mirrors.
3. Install glass shower doors
Another door inside an already small room may not seem like a good idea as it will cramp up the space further. If you’re looking for a way to separate the shower area from the rest of the small CR, you can opt for a glass shower door instead of a full wooden or acrylic door to help create the divide without making the room look smaller.
4. Use a pocket door
Swinging doors occupy a lot of floor space that can be used as mobility or even storage spaces. Although a little labor-intensive, replacing your small CR’s door with a pocket door will open up additional space. The downside is that you can’t use the back of the door to hang used clothes and towels, but there’s always a solution to that.
5. Shelf them up
When faced with a small bathroom, never use the floor as a storage area for your cleaning tools and other toiletries. Not only does it limit your mobility in the bathroom, but it can also cause accidents for your family. Installing floating storage like an open shelf or medicine cabinets can help keep everything you need within arm’s length.
6. Accent with bright and bold colors
If you find natural hues a bit boring for your taste, you can get creative and make use of bright, bold colors and patterns. While these designs may be overwhelming for bigger bathrooms and rooms, this will be a great accent design for your small CR.
7. Go for a patterned floor
Choosing your floor tiles may be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when designing the small CR. Here’s a suggestion: Go for patterned floors. These kinds of floor designs, together with tall mirrors and a glass shower door will make your small bathroom look larger and warmer.
8. Stripe up the walls
In clothes, vertical stripes can help you look thinner. The same concept can be applied to your small CR. Painting your walls with stripes can help make your bathroom look bigger and even more dramatic. You may consider partnering the natural hues with darker colors for a more nautical look.
9. Light up the bathroom
A common struggle with made-up bathrooms is their dark lighting. With the right lighting choices, you can maximize the space of your small bathroom. Furthermore, the right lighting is just what you need for your daily bathroom routine.
10. Add a shower niche
For condominium bathrooms, you can expect that the shower area is small. Thus, storing your shampoo and conditioner bottles may be a struggle. A major space-saving design you can do is install a niche in your shower area. You can store your toiletries inside the shower room without taking up space on the wall or on the floor.
11. Consider a tiny corner sink
If you’re designing the small CR from scratch or remodeling it completely, you may want to install a corner sink instead of a standard one. Although smaller, it gets the job done but with fewer cleaning responsibilities.
12. Use closed storage for your toiletries
Let’s face it, the bottles and tubes in the bathroom are a complete turnoff to your overall design. A closed storage can help you hide these supplies without having to leave the bathroom. You can go for a floating vanity with drawers or doors, or even a linen closet.
13. Roll up the towels
Limited storage would probably mean that your bath towels will be stored somewhere else inside your condo. If you really want to store them inside the bathroom for easier access, you can roll them up and store them under your sink using hanging baskets or racks.
14. Use an old ladder as a towel rack
If you have an old wooden ladder in your home, this can be used as a great accent for your bathroom, and at the same time, as a very cute tower rack that occupies less space. If a stand-alone ladder isn’t space-saving, you can use a straight ladder instead and lean it against the wall.
15. Tone down on the bottles
Before buying all those toiletries you see in the grocery store, ask yourself: do you really need all of them or can they be bought at a later time? Keep in mind that you have a small CR with limited space, so toning down on the toiletry supply will help make your bathroom look much bigger.
16. Install a cabinet storage on top of the toilet
If you need extra space for storage, you can make use of the space above the toilet. There are storage shelves that are specifically designed to be placed above the toilet. You can use that to store your bottles, soaps, and other toiletries
17. Go for floating sinks or vanity
As mentioned above, it would be best for you to avoid storing items on the floor of your bathroom, this includes your sink and vanity cabinets. So instead of purchasing floor-mounted sinks or cabinets, go for wall-mounted ones instead. This way, the bottom portion can be used for additional storage.
18. Transform the shower area into a wet room
If you’re willing to splurge extra cash to upgrade your conventional shower, you can turn it into a wet room or a waterproof room. A wet room can result in a roomier space as you won’t need a closed-off shower area. Furthermore, cleaning would be easier as water won’t spill outside the wetroom.
19. Wall mount everything
When planning your small CRs overall design, always remember to wall mount everything you can: sinks, shower heads, vanity cabinets, storage space, and towel racks, among others. Through this strategy, you’re able to free up space on the floor, allowing you to move freely in your bathroom.
20. Keep the clutter controlled
Considering that a bathroom is a place of relaxation and cleanliness, the space should be well organized and tidy at all times. Always be on the lookout for clutter that you can already throw away, and always return the toiletries used to their rightful place.
Now that you have an idea of how to design your small CR in your condo, it’s time to get on the drawing board and get creative. In designing, remember the following takeaways.
- Keep it simple. It would be best for you to opt for a minimalist design. But it doesn’t have to be boring! With a simple yet sleek design, you’ll be able to create a beautiful bathroom design for your condo.
- Easy on the stocks. With limited space comes limited storage. It’s time to stop hoarding toiletries and buy only what you need.
- When in doubt, wall mount. Don’t use the floor as a storage area to prevent accidents from occurring. Better to wall mount your storage and sinks.
Looking for more bathroom design tips and tricks? Check out DMCI Communities or contact them through their website or Facebook page.