5 Tips for Renovating Small Bathrooms in Toronto

1. Install a Stand Alone Tub

Some of the bathrooms we encounter are just too small for a shower. A standalone tub with a faucet attached to the deck is a great alternative and looks fantastic. This type of bathing experience can be rejuvenating and certainly luxurious, and the time it will take to fill up a smaller tub is much quicker with less water.

2. Swap Out a Hinged Door for a Pocket, or Barn Door

Often a door left open to a small bathroom can be very restricting. Adding a barn door, or a pocket door can really add a lot of space to room. Often our clients like to have the bathroom open for light, or when using their sink and an open door makes that difficult.

3. Attach a Compact Wall Mounted Vanity

This is a trick we use when the just isn’t enough room in the space for a 21″ depth vanity. We find it’s more important to have proper space around fixtures than have crowd the bathroom with oversized units that make the room look small.

4. Use Bright Colours

Dark colours in small rooms will make them appear to be even smaller. Add colour and brightness in the space to brighten it up and make it feel larger.

5. Add Inset Wall Niches

When space is at a premium it’s better to get your personal items off your tub, or shower surfaces, and this is especially helpful if you don’t have ANY storage space. A wall niche can be tiled, or you can have a metal unit installed in a variety of finishes.

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Mark Ashton

Kitchen & Bath Designer
AKBD, CLIPP, B.A., B.A.S. (Mgmt.)

For over 25 years, Ashton Renovations has offered an innovative and professional approach to home renovations. From kitchens and baths to whole house projects, we can transform any room in your home.