Several smart techniques can be used to maximize space in a small bathroom. One idea is to add cabinetry that matches the decor, while greatly increasing storage space. Placing a cabinet over the toilet that includes two or more shelves makes excellent use of a space often ignored. Cabinets can be attached to a wall or set into tight areas.
A trend in small bathrooms is the frameless shower, which doesn't include a tub. Without the tub, there is more room for a shower that sits close to a toilet or sink. When it comes to choosing the perfect sink for smaller bathrooms, the best choice is either a minimalist stand-alone sink that features a round basin on a slender pedestal or a round sink that includes a cabinet with storage drawers for towels and other items.
If a tub is desired, the classic shower and tub combination can still work. Consider adding shelving within the bath area to keep shampoo, soap and other commonly used items at hand. Create a natural feel by utilizing earth tones such as beige for the walls and adding shutters to windows. Natural wood cabinets and furnishings also create a warm and cozy bathroom.