The Flufftastic Fairy Says: Make the Most of Your Small Space - the Bathroom

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The Flufftastic Fairy Says: Make the Most of Your Small Space - the Bathroom

We live in a small house, just over 1000 sq feet. It was built in the '40's and has a lot of character, that's why we love it!

We renovated our mainfloor bath after dealing with the old one for 8 years.


Here are some ideas to make your small Bathroom more efficient! (Here are some tips for your Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room, Master Bedroom)


Paint the walls and ceiling in the same shade, that way corners and boundaries disappear.

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Be sparing in your hits of colour, try not for anything too bold, it will stop the eye.
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White bathrooms may seem larger, but warmer tones will feel less desolate.

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A small bath can be a jewel, a glass tile wall can be stunning. Use a matching coloured grout so all you see is the sparkle!
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Fabrics  in the bathroom are a necessity since it is all hard surfaces.  Roman shades or drapes can reduce the echo associated with the bathroom. Not as good for singing in the shower, but it will feel more welcoming to guests.


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A ladder can be used as a towel rack for some fun!



Clear shower curtains are the best to keep the eye moving, but if you want fabric, opt for a colour similar to the walls.

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Pedestal sinks can free up floor space, but then there is no storage. There are many less deep vanities out there that have storage, even if it's a shelf,  and can accommodate a beautiful vessel sink, to allow for counter space as well as a focal point of the sink.
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Depending on the length of your vanity, you might be able to incorporate storage on one end, or both, by use of shelving or cupboards. Again kitchen uppers can work well, stacked on top of each other.

Pocket, sliding or bifold doors can free up a lot of space in a bathroom, or try to place the door in the middle of the wall opening so there is room behind the door for shelves or hanging hooks.bath



A good storage idea is kitchen top cupboards mounted to the wall, because they are only 12 inches deep and can be placed over the toilet. Our renovation included a kitchen cabinet that I recessed into the wall between studs so I didn't lose any depth, but the outside depth only appears to be 10 inches.


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If you have room for a small chair in the bathroom, try for a wooden or metal, chair or stool, with a cushion. Upholstered chairs won't keep well with the moisture and are probably too bulky anyway. If you can see the floor through the back and legs it will seem to take up less room.
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A bench with storage, can accommodate your clothes as well as linens for bath time.

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 Cabinet sides can be used to mount towel bars.bath


Glass shelves above the sink won't stop the eye if you can keep them tidy. Hide toiletries, because a lot of little bottles will look cluttered.

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A large mirror will make your small bathroom appear larger and can help your guests check for wardrobe malfunctions before exiting!

Good lighting is essential for a bathroom. Not only will it make the room look larger, but will help with personal grooming. Swing arm lights can help, but having the light fixture closer to face level is optimal.bath


Flooring and tiles can be laid at a  diagonal to cheat the floor size. A striped rug, tone on tone to not stop the eye, can make the room look wider if the stripes are parallel to the shorter wall.

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Mimi Foster
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FABULOUS FOTOS!  I especially love the green glass tiles!  Terrific post.  Bathrooms are SO important!

Jan 17, 2012 01:00 PM #1
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Erv Fleishman
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Wow. they all look great. I like the lavendar, because I figure it will make everyone get in and get out quickly

Jan 17, 2012 01:05 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Peg- more very good infor for anyone dealing with limited space.  I especially like the glass shelves above the sink as long as they're kept uncluttered. 

Jan 17, 2012 01:05 PM #3
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Peg Barcelo
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Mimigirl, like you all keep saying; bathrooms and kitchens sell houses! It takes longer to find the photos than it does to write! But I do find new products! :D

Jan 17, 2012 01:05 PM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Peg. I loved this post and your pictures. I wish you were closer.

Jan 17, 2012 01:06 PM #5
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Peg Barcelo
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Erv, LOL! I showed that picture because I didn't like it either! It's a bit too much, but to each his own!

Kathy, I love glass shelves! Although they do show dust etc very easily...

Jan 17, 2012 01:08 PM #6
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Peg Barcelo
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Sheila, you have some fabulous homestagers around you too! Have you met Kristine? I'm not sure how far away she is from you. Although I could come out there... :D

Jan 17, 2012 01:14 PM #7
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Peg,  I love the glass shelves.  What a great idea - unless of course someone loads them up with junk.  They look so sleek and unobtrusive.  Good idea about the walls and ceilings.  I never thought of that.  You are just so good at this staging stuff!!!!!

Jan 18, 2012 07:06 AM #8
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Peg Barcelo
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BB, The walls and ceiling thing can apply to any room! I love glass shelves, they can look very elegant, I made a built in china cabinet in our dining room and put a light in the top and it looks so nice when the light shines down through all the glass!

Jan 18, 2012 09:08 AM #9
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Hey Jim! Thanx for everything! You guys are awesome!

Jan 18, 2012 04:38 PM #10
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Sharon Tara
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Although I didn't care for the ladder in the kitchen, I love it in the bathroom!  Also love that sliding door!

Jan 19, 2012 02:51 AM #11
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Peg Barcelo
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Sharon, those are really fun additions aren't they? Although I think Jack'n'Zack might have other ideas about a ladder in the bathroom... Love those sliding doors! I would put them throughout a house! They can be made of anything; clear/frosted glass, an old barn door, metal, the possibilities are endless, and the track just mounts to the wall! Love them!

Jan 19, 2012 03:10 AM #12
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