Best Fixtures for Tiny Bathrooms
Small Pedestal Sink
A pared-down classic, the Medeski Porcelain Pedestal Sink is a stylish solution that won’t overwhelm a tiny bathroom with bulkiness. Made of pearly porcelain, the sink’s pedestal serves to hide the plumbing as the gently sloping basin directs the water flow right down the drain.
The metal drain is available in eight finishes: brushed gold, brushed or polished nickel, chrome, dark or regular oil-rubbed bronze, matte black and polished brass.
At a petite 23-1/2-in. long, 13-1/2-in. wide and 16-1/2-in. high (from floor to seat), this CARUS toilet fits into tight spaces. A great choice for converting a closet into a powder room or an attic into a wet room (see below), the one-piece design — one of the smallest out there — features a self-cleaning glazed surface that resists scratches, rust and discoloration.
A wet room is an entirely waterproof bathroom with a shower drain installed in the floor. Some are open-plan, while others may have separate shower enclosures, half screens or curtains to prevent water from splashing outside the shower area.
If you have a pitched roof or not enough space overhead for a shower, consider the Hotel Collection CoreAcryl acrylic single slipper pedestal tub and faucet.
A modern take on the Victorian-era roll-top bath, this freestanding tub makes a bold statement and saves space while doing so. It’s 57 inches from head to toe and seemingly better suited for shorter bathers, but the manufacturer claims it can accommodate someone up to six feet tall comfortably. The faucet, supply lines, fittings, exterior finish choices and integrated air jets (not cheap!) are sold separately.
Frameless Shower Enclosure
Planning a walk-in shower in a small bathroom? Consider the innovative design of the Vigo frameless corner sliding shower door. The 3/8-in. heat-tempered glass panels open up the space visually while also adding a splash of elegance.
This door works equally well in a small or large bathroom. And talk about versatility! The glass can be installed on the right or left side, and atop a tiled floor or over a shower pan. DIY-friendly, step-by-step instructions and all mounting hardware are included.
Slim Linen Cabinet
As thin as they come, the Elegant Home Fashions Sicily linen tower, with two shutter-style doors and five shelves, efficiently stores bathroom essentials like freshly fluffed towels and extra rolls of toilet paper.
The cabinet, in a traditional Shaker style, reaches a full 63 inches high. It’s only five inches wide and 15 inches deep, so it won’t encroach on the bathroom’s small footprint like a full-size cabinet can. It comes with anti-tipping mounting hardware and is also available in black.
Multipurpose Towel Rack
When it gets down to it, taking advantage of every square inch in a small bathroom means getting everything up and off the floor. And when a fixture pulls double duty, that’s even better.
The over-the-glass Dumas shower caddy is a towel rack on one side and a shower supplies holder on the other. The mildew- and rust-resistant adjustable shelves hang over the shower door glass, held securely in place by two suction cups. Outside the shower, the caddy has two hooks to hold towels and robes.
A favorite among Japan’s tiny bathroom owners, we wondered why these inspired over-the-toilet sinks haven’t become popular in the U.S. sooner. The Sink Positive toilet tank sink/faucet basin cleverly uses your toilet’s tank-refilling tube to provide touch-free, fresh-water hand washing after every flush.
The space-saving design eliminates the need for a separate sink and it’s eco-friendly, saving as much as two gallons of water per person per day. This clever combo installs in a flash — no tools, batteries or plumbing skills required. There is also a deluxe model with an aerator to reduce splashing and improve water flow.
Take advantage of all the space you have available with the Bokaiya small wall-mount corner bathroom sink. Besides measuring a teeny 13-in. x 18-in., the basin’s glossy white finish tricks the eye into believing there’s more room in your bath than there actually is.
Notching easily into an otherwise awkward and unusable corner means space is freed up for other things, like a cute, compact storage hamper or a step stool for the kids.