Big or small, powder or master, bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they need to be family-friendly, able to accommodate a tub; other times, they need to be a spa-like oasis taking you away from the every day, and at times you need to fit a lot into a little. At Hampden, we’ve built or renovated our share of bathrooms over the years. Here are our tips for making the most out of your bathroom space, regardless of size.
The Powder Room
Small but mighty, the powder room is most likely the bathroom you’ll guests will be using. Get creative with this space – it should be a place to really show off your design style. Making a bold statement with light fixtures, accent walls, or hardware can really make a space pop! One of our favorite powder rooms, seen here, features a custom geometric design that runs seamlessly from the floor to the ceiling, without any two of the same tiles together. Constructing this was like putting together a puzzle. The end result is an eye-catching small space with pizazz.
The Space Saver
Sometimes you need to make a lot out of a little. Fitting a full bathroom into a small space can present many challenges, but you can make a space feel bigger by following a few simple tricks. Keep your colors neutral, stay away from bulky fixtures and consider using an oversized mirror. In this small full bath, we used white subway tiles and painted the walls white. The unique tile pattern makes it not so cookie-cutter. The half glass, hinge-free, open shower wall also makes the space appear larger.
The Kid Friendly
The key to a family-friendly bathroom space is accessibility. A large tub with easy access makes it easier to bathe the little ones, and a large sink, as opposed to double sinks, increases your chances of water getting in the sink rather than the counter. You also want durable and easy-to-clean items – don’t over-fuss. The bathroom shown here is kid-friendly, without being over the top. Remember, you don’t have to sacrifice design or style just because the whole family will share this space.
The Spa Oasis
Everyone dreams of a spa-oasis, a luxury space where you can go to relax, unwind, and forget about your stressful workday. Here is where you splurge – you install that big shower with the rain head, double vanities, and that oversized soaking tub where you can enjoy a glass of wine. If you have a view, like the one here of the Boston Harbor, take advantage of it. Make sure there’s plenty of storage space – no one likes a cluttered oasis.
We all spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom, so it’s important to make the most out of your space, no matter the size, style, or design!