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Simple Small Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire You This Winter 
Publish Date
October 6, 2021
Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody

Jesse Coody is a native Houstonian who installed his first roof at age thirteen. Ever since, he’s had a passion for construction. He holds over 20 years of project management and sales experience in residential and commercial construction. He graduated from SFA in 1998 with a degree in business, then he went on to manage and facilitate large-scale commercial projects, working on high profile projects, such as Alief High School, ABC Pest Control, and Goodwill. From there, he transitioned back to the Residential sector, preferring the client interaction and the project personality involved. He’s great at building relationships and solving problems. Jesse joined Hestia as a Renovation Specialist in 2017. Jesse loves to be outdoors and spends his free time fishing, camping, hunting, or at the beach. He also enjoys reading and being with his family and friends.

Simple Small Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire You This Winter 

When it comes to ideas for bathroom renovations, Houston company Hestia Construction & Design has some great ones. They use their years of experience to give homeowners ideas they may never have thought of before. If you have a small  

Start with the Storage in Your Small Bathroom 

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If you have a small bathroom you want to renovate, consider the fact that building storage into the design is vital. This provides you a space you enjoy using that also has the functionality you need. Putting storage options into the recesses of the walls of a small bathroom can give users a lot more room without taking up any visual space. 

Storage doors can even be made flush walls, helping the storage blend in even more. The same goes for medicine cabinets where the actual storage portion of the cabinet sits within the drywall and studs of the bathroom. These recesses make great storage areas for lotions and soaps, beauty products, and small containers.  

Make Sure to Use the Vertical Space in the Bathroom 

When a bathroom is small, it is usually also taller than other areas. In these cases, using the vertical space makes the most sense to improve functionality and not affect the aesthetics in most people’s line of sight. Adding shelves or cubbies around the top of the room allows for child-safe storage for a growing family, while also allowing the small space to increase storage. 

Over toilet storage is also a very popular use of vertical space in small bathrooms. These spaces allow homeowners to store towels, extra toilet paper, and cleaning supplies in convenient, easy-to-reach spaces. 

Pocket Doors Provide More Open Space for Small Bathrooms 

One way of adding more space to a small bathroom is to remove doors on hinges and instead use pocket doors. This provides visual appeal but also removes the actual space a door would normally take up. It may not seem like much space before the project, but once the pocket doors are in place, the area seems less cluttered and more expansive. 

Another benefit of using pocket doors in small bathrooms is the need for less space to swing the door open. This allows you to put a small bathroom addition in areas you might not normally consider.  

Use Glass When Possible 

A simple way to make a smaller bathroom feel much larger in a Houston bathroom renovation is to ensure the entire space appears open. Adding seamless glass shower doors and walls instead of a heavy linen shower curtain can open the space visually. If this is not an option or your small bathroom doesn’t have a shower, the use of clear glass for shelving, glass bowl sinks, or glass doors in any cabinets create that open feel.  

Mirrors and Lighting Make Smaller Spaces Feel Larger 

When you have a small space, adding in a mirror reflects light and makes the space feel like a full-sized bathroom. A bright bathroom always feels bigger than a dimly lit bathroom, even when they have the same square footage. The reflection allows the eye to visually feel as though it is going beyond the surface of the mirror, which also gives the room a larger feel. This can help a room feel as though it continues on, even when the walls are nearby or the spaces are narrow.  

Pick a Simple Color Palette for Small Spaces 

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By staying within a simple color scheme, it allows a small space to feel larger. A small bathroom can easily have light or moderate value colors and still feel large. It is a matter of using the right variants of the colors the right way.

 A simple one-color or two-color palette in the bathroom allows for a better flow in the space and creates the illusion of more square footage. 

Darker colors should be avoided but can sometimes make incredible accent colors to draw the eye to larger spaces. 

Include some Whimsy in Your Houston Bathroom Renovations 

Adding personality into a small bathroom is necessary to incorporate the space into your home. By getting a vanity that is rounded and fits into a corner, the small bathroom becomes a whimsical space with fewer hard edges. It allows the bathroom to feel larger, provides a safer environment for the people who use the bathroom, and adds a bit of fun into the space. One option is to have a bright vanity with a marble top that makes use of the color palette in the room.

This creates a great accent and focal point, all without adding sharp corners or edges. Another option is to add your favorite fun decoration to the room. Don’t be afraid to add that giant teal-painted seashell your aunt gave you for your birthday if it works with your design aesthetic.  

Hestia Construction & Design is Ideal for Small and Large Bathroom Renovations, Houston 

Consider your small bathroom the perfect place to begin renovations. Whether the goal is to get the whole house, kitchen, or bathroom renovations for your Houston home, Hestia Construction & Design is here to help. Share your ideas with the experts of Hestia and let them create the space of your dreams.  


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