In today's day and age, lack of space is one of the biggest issues we face. This gives rise to the need for designing compact and small houses. House remodeling, renovation, and redevelopment are happening everywhere. Hence, the architect and the structural engineer working on such jobs need to work towards fulfilling the demands of modern clients. The structural design of these compact houses is complicated and needs to be handled by an experienced designer.
With a small house, every room in the house needs to be compact including the kitchen and bathrooms. These two areas are the toughest to fit into a smaller place as these rooms are already the smallest in the house, hence making them smaller is a tricky job. That is where an architect and a structural engineer use their engineering concepts to make the most out of compact living spaces.
Designing and remodeling a bathroom essentially revolves around two points.
If these two boxes are checked, a smaller bathroom will not cause any problems and the final outcome can meet the client's requirements.
A bathroom is a place that needs a lot of storage space to store all the essentials that are used in daily routine like toothbrushes, tissue-papers, towels, etc. All these things need to be organized properly in a well-managed bathroom. Hence, proper and sufficient storage space is a priority in designing a bathroom.
As space is also a concern, it depends on how these small spaces can be used for storage. Some basic ideas for utilizing the storage spaces efficiently are listed below.
Now, some things might not fit in the bathroom like guest towels, extra toothpaste boxes, etc. All these things can have a dedicated shelf just outside the bathroom in the hallway.
Also, a sliding door or a barn door is a great option for a small bathroom as it barely takes any room whether open or closed.
A small bathroom, if not designed efficiently, will cause people to feel claustrophobic and may lead to panic attacks in the bathroom. Hence, it is equally important to design a bathroom for visual appeal as it is to design it for practicality.
For a small bathroom to have a large visual appeal some small changes can do the trick.
Some ideas for increasing the visual area of the bathroom are listed below.
With all these things in mind a few more ideas that go with any bathroom remodel are, float on sink and vanity:
A float on the sink is a sink that is mounted entirely on the wall and with vanity below it hides the drainage pipe and has ample storage space below it. Hence, it is a classy installation to add to a small bathroom.
One of the biggest mistakes that people make in a smaller bathroom is using regular-sized appliances. One should always opt for a smaller sized appliance in a small-sized bathroom.
Also, too many cabinets can make the bathroom look boxy and small, hence open shelves are the way to go where you don’t need a cabinet as such.
Along with open shelves, built-in shelves can also be used as they solve the biggest problems in small spaces. They can never go out of trend as they allow a lot of spaces without taking up much floor area.
The built-in shelves may not always be giant-sized, in fact, a small or mini built-in is the size of a medicine cabinet but looks classy and serves the purpose of organizing stuff properly.
Storage ladders and towel ladders are other good options to increase the vertical space for keeping essentials in the bathroom. They increase the storage space with barely taking any floor space inside the bathroom.
A small shelf, just a couple of inches wide, may go a long way here as some jars and bottles just need that much space to be stored neatly.
Therefore, to design a small bathroom these ideas may be considered and taken into account by the structural design provided by the architect and the structural engineer.
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