HOUSE & HOME
There’s nothing wrong with a small bathroom,
unless it hasn’t seen a renovation in over 30 years.
This bathroom is exactly 5 feet 10 inches,
by 6 feet and 2 inches.
It is super small.
It’s actually my arm span.
Now there was nothing charming about this retro bathroom.
The tiles were a mix of brown and cream.
The floors were a green and cream laminate.
The fixtures were yellow.
And as much as I love a colored fixture,
these were gross.
Now because this is a rental, we wanted to keep it functional,
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easy to clean, timeless, and of course, we were on a budget.
Three weeks of hard work.
This is what we’ve got.
First thing we did to make this functional was to keep the shower/tub combo.
The tub is only 58 inches,
which gave us a bit of space for an extra ledge,
which is perfect for all your shampoos and products.
Extra storage is always key in a small bathroom,
so we managed to add a towel rack.
And the rack sits far enough away that it never gets wet.
It’s so cute.
And we replaced the old medicine cabinet with another one that has storage,
because that’s really key in a small bathroom.
Keeping it easy to clean was essential in this rental,
and the way we did that was by tiling every single surface,
even the ceiling.
We couldn’t fit a sink with a vanity in the space.
There just wasn’t the room.
But this 21-inch American Standard pedestal sink fit perfectly,
and it’s really easy to clean.
Although the square footage of this bathroom is very small,
the ceilings are super high.
And we took advantage of that
by mounting the shower rod at 92 inches.
It really draws your eye up.
And then we picked up the shower curtain ready made off the rack,
and it had this gorgeous fringe on it.
But like most shower curtains off the rack,
it was not long enough.
So we needed to add a band,
which we DIY it in this beautiful blue,
and now we have a shot of color.
And here’s how we saved a lot of money—
the floor tile we found on clearance at a big-box store.
Because we don’t have a lot of square footage,
the three boxes that were there were all we needed.
The tile on the walls are a larger size,
which is perfect because it’s a lot cheaper to install.
And the toilet sink&tub are from American Standard,
and they’re very affordable. They’re great.
There’s one small splurge in this bathroom,
and it was that light fixture.
But it’s LED.
So it saves you energy.
You’re not gonna have to change that bulb.
And it’s dimmable.
And there you have it.
A tiny bathroom that’s beautiful,
and has everything you could ever need.