Remodeling a small bathroom isn't an easy task. Because your space is limited, it's important to make the most of the space that you have available. To create a well-functioning bathroom that fits all of your needs, you might need to get a little creative. When you're ready to create a plan for your small bathroom remodel, check out these tips.

Install a Stand-Alone Shower

Do you really need a bathtub? If not, you should consider getting rid of it. Bathtubs take up a lot of space, which can be put to good use. So, consider installing a custom shower enclosure. This way, your shower has all of the features that you need and fits in the space you've allocated perfectly. To create a streamlined look, opt for a frameless shower enclosure. The glass windows and doors used to create frameless shower enclosures are strong enough to stay in place without relying on unsightly framing.

If your bathroom is already bath-tub free, consider upgrading your current shower to one with a frameless design. Cleaning your shower is a lot easier when you don't have to worry about cleaning the shower frame and its tracks.

Create Additional Storage Space

If you think outside the box, it isn't difficult to create additional storage space in a small bathroom. Consider:

  • Installing a cabinet or shelving above your toilet to store all of your towels and washcloths.
  • Installing a shelf along the top portion of the bathroom walls — above the door and any windows — to store excess toiletries.
  • Installing a storage unit, vanity, or shelving in the extra space you create by removing your bathtub and installing a stand-alone shower.

Upgrade Your Sink and Vanity

Most small bathrooms don't have a lot of sink space. This can be annoying if you're sharing your bathroom with multiple family members. So, consider installing a vanity with cabinet space and as much counter space as possible. Make sure you install a wider mirror above your new bathroom vanity so that it's easier for multiple people to get ready in the morning. To make the most of your new vanity and the area surrounding it:

  • Keep each family member's necessities in labeled stackable bins.
  • Hang items, such as curling irons, hair straighteners, and hair dryers on the wall near your vanity.
  • Store spray bottles filled with bathroom and window cleaner under the sink by hanging them from a tension rod.

You don't have to live with a tiny bathroom that you hate. Get creative and transform your bathroom into a space that you love.