I love flipping through the pages of design magazines. They’re full of beautiful, perfectly designed bathrooms. The question is who actually lives in a home with those kinds of bathrooms?
The images show big bathrooms loaded with features, like two sinks, steam shower, whirlpool tub, and spa-style massage table. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never lived in a home that could support a bathroom large enough to hold all those wonderful elements … even if I wanted to knock down a few walls.
Most of us live in homes equipped with awkward spaces. My home was built in 1952. I seriously have to wonder some times what the builders were thinking when they made the upstairs hallway huge, while an average-sized person can barely squeeze into the bathroom!
So, for those of us with strangely-designed bathrooms, I thought I’d offer a collection of unique layouts. Whether or not you’re in the mood to renovate, the fact that there are different ways of conceptualizing awkward spaces will make you feel better about your bathroom.
Go for color
You already have a small or strangely-shaped bathroom. Why not go all out and paint it in a unique color? Forget all you’ve heard about the value of neutrality. Instead, let your personality shine through.
Re-think the tub/shower combo
If your space is large enough, you can probably get away with installing a separate bathtub and shower. If not, the common way of dealing with both of those fixtures is to smush them together into one bathtub-shower unit. In some cases, homeowners opt to remove the bathtub entirely in favor of the more useful shower. What if you could change the layout in such a way that you could have both bathtub and shower in a small space?
The opposite rules
Whether or not you have a small bathroom, have you thought about turning the typical layout on its head? If they had to choose, most people would keep the shower and lose the bathtub. But, why not go the other way? Go overboard with the bathtub design while including the shower, too!
Which layout is your favorite?