When it comes to remodeling your small bathroom, you may find that traditional vanities don't always offer the space you need in your room. Your contractor can create a custom countertop that makes the most of your small space. Here are a few options to consider for your bathroom remodel.
For bathrooms that have a sink and toilet situated next to each other, an extended counter may be the perfect option. You can have the counter cover your vanity and extend over the toilet area, which essentially connects the counter to the wall. The space above the toilet can be used for storing personal items, while the vanity portion of the counter can accommodate the sink and faucet. This option is ideal if there is limited space for shelves or other storage space in the room. Extended counters can also be used as overhangs on either side of a vanity, which provides additional counterpane while also creating an under-counter storage area for trash bins and hampers.
Make the most out of the corners in the room with corner counters. These counters can be used with sinks and faucets to create a custom vanity area, or they can be used on their own as additional space in the room. If you already have a vanity, consider adding a corner counter next to the shower or tub to hold towels and soaps. A corner counter above the toilet provides a perfect perch for extra toilet paper, air fresheners, or boxes of tissue. For maximum storage capabilities, consider having your contractor add a custom cabinet or multiple layers of counters in the corners.
Bathtub Counter Shelves
For handy storage near the tub area, consider having your contractor build a custom counter that sits on the wall in the bathtub area. This counter can be in addition to your bath vanity, and it is ideal for bathrooms with small tubs and limited storage space. Add several counter shelves that match your vanity to create a cohesive look, and use these shelves to store shampoo, soap, and other bathing essentials. If your tub does not have an included shower, the counter shelves can also be used to store towels, robes, and washcloths.
Talk to your contractor about your bathroom's space limitations and what you hope to accomplish with your remodel. Together, you can select the counter designs and materials that will work best in your small space.