Tiny Bathroom Organization

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You will have a least one in your life, a tiny bathroom that is. With a small bathroom comes great responsibility. You will have to figure out how to manage the tiny space and organize it as if it were a regular-sized bathroom. This may seem tough, but do not worry because we have you covered. Here is our guide on tiny bathroom organization: 

 

Tip No. One: Have A Set Schedule. 

If you live with big family, it may be a good idea to make a schedule for getting ready in the morning. This will help create more space for the one person using it at that time. Discuss what times work best for each family member then post it outside of the small bathroom. Essential things like using the shower or bathroom should only be scheduled and encourage them to use their bedrooms for other stuff like makeup or getting dressed. 

    • Pro-Tip: Add a clock on the wall of your bathroom to ensure that your family sticks to the set schedule 

Tip No. Two: Have All Areas Covered.

In most tiny bathrooms, you will have to take advantage of any free space available. Here are some simple ideas you may want to try:

    • Hang a door organizer on the back of the door
    • Install a shelving system on the wall
    • Have each of your family members use a shower caddy (Store in hall closet)
    • Place a laundry basket in the bathroom for dirty clothes
    • Use the space above your toilet by installing a cabinet 
    • Buy a mirror that can open up to more storage

Tip No. Three: Get Rid of Bulky Containers. 

Bulky bottles and containers can take up a lot of room in your tiny bathroom. You can switch over to using a wall-mounted shampoo dispenser in your shower. Also, you can store your q-tips, cotton swabs, etc. in mason jars to get rid of their bulky packaging. 

 

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Design Your Guest Bathroom

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There’s nothing that makes a guest feel more welcome than being able to use a stylish and comfortable bathroom. Often, the guest bathroom is neglected and cluttered because isn’t used as frequently as the other restrooms in the house. However, it’s time to take your guest bathroom from drab to fab by implementing crafty design schemes into your bathroom’s decor.

 

How can you make your guest bathroom more appealing to visitors? Below are some tips that are useful for decorating a guest restroom.

–       It’s important to provide enough space for styling tools and toiletries. Yes, expanding counter space just a bit can be help. Be sure to install an outlet near the vanity so that your guests can have the option of utilizing a flat or curling iron.

–       Balanced or equal lighting should be used in the guest bathroom. You can try using scones placed on both sides of the vanity mirror,

–       Make use of shelves and baskets to add extra storage space. Decorative storage accessories can hold hand towels and soaps.

Try Unique Designs

Since your guest bathroom won’t experience a lot of wear and tear because it’s not being used on a consistent basis, you can use materials that might otherwise be a bad idea in such setting. Yes, you can incorporate glass, marble or limestone.

 

When decorating the guest bathroom, you can play with contrasting colors to create a stunning effect. So, if you always wanted a vessel sink or a bold pattern flooring, then now is the time to try it. You can push the limits and try unique decor with the guest bathroom.

When housing overnight guests, you should make sure your guests are comfortable by providing additional towels and toiletries. The bathroom should be functional and complete with storage areas for your guest toiletries.

Lighting Ideas for Bathroom Vanities

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When it comes to spending time at your bathroom vanity, make sure that you get the most out of the space with the right lighting. Good lighting can help you do more, while showing you your best side – not harsh glares and angles. Try these lighting tips on for size around your vanity to get the right glow for the space.

Hollywood Glamour

Gone are the days when you would find a strip of light bulbs just across the top of the mirror, but that doesn’t mean you should discount the idea entirely. Instead, look for a mirror that includes bulbs on all four sides. What this means for you is that instead of lighting you from the top down and casting shadows in unwelcome places, you get a soft glow on all angles of your face, so you can see yourself in the best light.

Flexible Lights

New bathroom lighting fixtures are available that come on flexible stems, sort of like a table lamp that gets adhered to your wall. Move, bend, and position the lights exactly where you need them to make the most of the space, and then stand them upright on either side of the mirror once you’re done.

Blue Glow

Do you want the most flattering light that also has a contemporary flair? Consider looking into lighting fixtures that cast a soft blue glow around the vanity. This cool-toned light softens your features in the mirror and is less harsh on the eyes.

Multi-Placed Lighting

If you don’t want to go for a four-sided lit mirror, be sure to incorporate lighting above the mirror with matching sconces on either side. This helps eliminate the top-cast shadows, but gives you more style options for the room.

Under-Mirror Lighting

If you have under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen, you know how helpful it can be for illuminating tasks. Under mirror lights work the same way, giving you light for doing your nails, picking out jewelry, and other focused tasks.

Make the Most of Your Lighting

It doesn’t matter what type of lighting you choose for your bathroom as long as it works for you. Try combining two or more of these styles together to get the best look for your room, and enjoy the bright lights.

Product Spotlight: Natural Stone

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Adda Blend (Brick-Joint Polished Mosaic)

This brick jointed polished mosaic, Adda Blend by Daltile, is a wonderful decorative accent for a kitchen or bathroom backsplash. Marble is a natural stone that is a metamorphic rock of crystallized limestone that consists mainly of calcite or dolomite.  It is a fine  material to add elegance to your home.

Learn more about this product in Daltile’s Marble Collection here or visit our website to view more natural stone products here.
Adda Blend (Brick-Joint Polished Mosaic)

Glass Shelves in the Bathroom

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Glass shelves are a versatile storage option for the bathroom.  Glass shelves can be hung throughout the bathroom. In smaller spaces like a bathroom the glass will take up less visual space than a wood or painted shelf.

 

Glass shelves virtually disappear into the wall behind them. If you use a floating shelf design like in this bathroom, the shelf will blend in with whatever is behind it. This allows your beautiful backsplash to be uninterrupted by the shelf. This is important when you have an intricate pattern like a mosaic or border.

 

Tempered glass is always a good idea in a bathroom for a shelf or a shower door. Tempered glass will not shatter into shards, which can be dangerous in a bathroom with its tile or wood floor.  If you have a glass shower surround, glass shelving in the room can unify the design.

 

Glass shelves can be hung above the toilet as well as above the vanity.  You can vary the depth of the shelf depending on its use and placement in the bathroom. Thicker shelves can be used to store extra toilet paper, jars of Qtips and cotton balls, or even extra washcloths and hand towels in neat rolls. Smaller shelves can hold toothbrushes and toothpaste.

 

No matter the material you choose for shelves in the bathroom, make sure you secure them to the wall with the proper screws for your wall type. Going into a stud is always a good idea when hanging a shelf that will hold any weight.