Tips to Keep Your Small Home Bathroom Functional

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Tips to Keep Your Small Home Bathroom Functional

Bathroom design and organization may be challenging. Typically, you’re dealing with a smaller, more compact area than the rest of the home, but one that performs several functions. As seasoned new home builders, we understand how challenging it can be to create an aesthetically pleasing and practical bathroom.


  1. Consider the use of a Squatty Potty in your home bathroom to help promote good posture 


  • To begin, a little lesson on the digestive process. Digestive juices break down food as it passes from the stomach to the small intestine. Digested nutrients are absorbed into the circulation through the small intestinal wall. In the large intestine, leftover waste combines with water to produce stool.


  • The puborectalis is a U-shaped muscle that wraps around the rectum. This muscle bends the bottom portion of your intestine to contain the feces until you’re ready to pass it. It functions similarly to a kink in a garden hose that stops water from escaping. Your colon’s slight bend prevents you from releasing go and causing an accident.


  1. Hang a towel rack on the back of your door or against the wall 


  • Since bathrooms often grow mold and mildew, storing textiles such as bathrobes or dressing robes permanently inside is a flawed idea. Mildew and mold are very hard to remove from towels and clothes, will most likely emit an offensive odor, and may even make you sick.


  • While it is necessary to towel off after a bath or shower, try to bring new towels from an airing closet or another room before heading to the laundry. Then, when it comes to used towels or those that need to be dried, operating an extractor fan as often as possible may assist in airing out any wet towels after your shower or bath. Never leave wet towels on the floor.


  1. Utilize wall space for storing toiletries, towels, or clothes


  • Certain things are specifically designed for the bathroom. Perhaps you use them only in this room, such as brushes or shampoo, or maybe it makes sense to keep them here. Even if you dry your hair in your bedroom occasionally, having your dryer in the bathroom with your other hair equipment and supplies makes sense.


  • Keep toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, face moisturizer, body lotion, eye cream, contact lenses, and contact solution in your toiletry bag. Keep them as near the sink as possible, and if space permits, keep additional items under the sink. Toiletries may quickly accumulate in the bathroom, so keep them to a minimum.


  1. Designate an area in your bathroom for wet items (toilet paper, hand towels) and dry ones (facial clothes) 


  • Towels: Keep face cloths and paper towels in a cabinet to keep them handy and prevent them from falling over. Bath towels should be stored in your linen closet. In any case, have towels nearby. If you’re expecting visitors, try relocating them to a more visible location so guests won’t be left wondering where the towels are.
  • Shower accessories: Maintain easy access to razors, shaving foam, shower gel, bar soap, conditioner, shampoo, and everything else you use in the shower or tub. Utilize a tall shower caddy to maximize vertical space.


  • Hairdryer, curling iron, and flat iron: Traditionally, hair styling tools such as a hairdryer, blow dryer, and curling iron are kept in the bathroom where they are used. While hanging them makes them more accessible, many individuals prefer not to have their hairstyle products out in plain view all the time. Maintain yours in a drawer if you have one. Whatever you do, keep them separate, so you don’t have to search for them among your toiletries. Cords may quickly become a tangle of wires.


  • Extra rolls of toilet paper: If you have room under your sink, keep them there. If there is space on the floor for a basket, store them there. Nothing is more inconvenient than having to search for more toilet paper when you need it.


  • Kit de Secours: Ensure that you keep this in a location where it may be readily located if instructed. The helpful idea is to keep it in a bottom drawer so that you can shout “bottom drawer on the right.” The base is excellent since it will not obstruct access to the items you use daily in your top drawer.


  1. Use hooks instead of towel bars to save space and avoid clutter


  • Towel bars are an excellent choice if you have a large amount of wall space next to the bath or shower. Towel bars enable towels to dry without becoming tangled, allowing them to dry more quickly than towels on a hook or ring. Towel bars are available in various lengths; thus, you may wish to measure your bedsheets and select a bar that is long enough to fit your preferred pair of bath towels.


  • Hooks are an excellent option for tiny restrooms that will be shared. While a small bathroom may have just enough open floor space for one 24 towel bar, the same area may accommodate three or four robe hooks. If many people use a bathroom, you might hook each individual to ensure that no one uses the incorrect bath towel.



No matter how much time the lamp has been placed, your brain somehow forgets that the low-hanging fixture was in the exact location yesterday. While adding fashionable light fixtures to the ceiling may attract greater attention, you may be in for a rough trip, depending on your height.

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