Does your bathroom feel a little snug? It’s probably not your imagination. Although the average size of bathrooms in new homes has almost doubled, bathrooms in many older houses have remained at their original 5- by-8-foot size due to lack of space or budget for remodeling.
If you’re stuck with a small bathroom, don’t despair. You can increase the physical space – and the perception of space – thanks to these tips from Kohler Design Center designer Diana Schrage.
1. Keep it cornered
Small bathrooms need to make use of all available space, so install shelving or build your storage units into the corner. Corners pro...
The Shaws farmhouse-style sink with Rohl faucet is one of homeowner Bunny Berdick’s favorite features. “It’s huge. I can easily clean a giant roasting pan or rinse and prep a whole turkey,” she says, homeowner Bunny Berdick. “I’d never go back to a double stainless-steel sink.”
Thanks to its petite size – 4 by 5 feet on average – a half-bath can often be one of the least expensive rooms in the house to renovate. You can make a big impact with only a few small changes like a new sink or faucet, or an updated countertop. Kohler Store marketing manager Lynn Schrage offers a few tips to help you freshen up this potential gem of a space.
Start at the bottom
Hardwood floors are popular right now, as are rich materials such as granite and marble, which offer an upscale look. Run the same floor material from the hallway into the powder room to create a natural flow.
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