Brighten Up a Small Bath
Eight ways to fashion a bathroom that will put a smile on your face every morning.
Synopsis: Acrylic-block windows, big tiles, and hanging cabinetry and toilets are just some of the options that can make a small bath live large. Author and interior designer Maaike Linnenkamp shares her proven strategies for transforming a small bathroom. In this particular example, she replaced the crammed tub/shower combo with a walk-in shower encased in glass. An awning-style bay window in the shower adds to the sense of spaciousness and also improves ventilation. Other special touches include a shower bench, a storage built-in, and a timeless color palette with sophisticated accents.
The only bathroom in this small ranch-style house was cluttered, dark, and uninspiring. Besides changing the aesthetics, the main challenges were bringing in more daylight, increasing storage, and giving the bath a much-needed sense of spaciousness. The bold stroke is a 2-ft.-deep bay that extends beyond the original exterior wall. The bay created space for a shower bench,…