Right: An open, geometric vanity and matching shelves give this small bathroom some breathing room.
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bathroom in the photo really is? An easy-to-read floor plan with dimensions accompanies many of the baths. It’s a relief to discover that a bath renovation doesn’t have to involve expensive custom elements. Many of the baths in Small Bath Solutions utilize prefab cabinets—including open varieties that artfully display towels and soaps—direct from home stores and online retailers, at a fraction of the cost of custom. Reclaimed materials are hailed: Old, weathered shutters serve as decorative doors to a recessed medicine cabinet, while salvaged fencing makes a beautiful vanity base. Obviously, sometimes it’s hard to make a small bathroom work. (Four kids, one bath? Oy.) But if there’s an upside to a tinier footprint, it’s not having to fill space with often costly materials. Plus it’s license to get Above: An actual closet-turned-tiny powder room utilizes a creative. Turn that random slab drawer-like sink that slides into the wall to conserve space. of reclaimed wood found at a yard sale into a rustic countertop. Create an elaborate, custom finish on a small accent wall using shells. Go wild with color and fixtures in a small powder room designed for effect, not efficiency. Embrace the challenges of your smaller spaces, says Small Bath Solutions. Inspired bathroom design will happen once you accept that good things can indeed come in small packages.—AG
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