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Decorating a Small Home Office - Top 5 Tips

Even though your apartment may not be large, you can always find space to build a small home office. You just need to be a little more creative and find a way to incorporate everything you need in there. In order to help you decorate it according to the latest trends and create a place which will inspire you to work hard and be fully concentrated, we’ve singled out our top 5 tips on how to achieve this fast and easy. Feel free to take a…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 25, 2018 at 3:46am

Tiny Bathroom Decorating Tips

Living in a tiny house has numerous perks, including lower construction costs, lower energy bills, easier maintenance, cheaper decorating, and, of course, minimal impact on the environment. However, while it is quite easy to get accustomed to the small square footage in almost every room, we usually discover that we could always benefit from extra space in the kitchen and the bathroom. If you are struggling with decorating a cramped bathroom, we’ll help you…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on August 2, 2018 at 7:00am

Décor Changes to Make Your Tiny Home Feel All Fresh and New

No matter how spacious your home is, it’s always going to be too small to fit all the things you’d like to keep around. However, even the tiniest of homes can be utilized if you plan ahead and find sustainable ways to make the most of the space you own. From hidden storage area to multifunctional furniture, there are lots of ideas you can try out and use literally every inch you own. So, if you too are living in a small home, but still have big plans, here are a few ways to make it feel…

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on July 6, 2018 at 5:56pm

Small Bathroom Design Issues

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  …

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Posted by Tracey Clayton on May 9, 2018 at 3:22am

No matter how small your bathroom might be, it still offers a world of design inspiration. With little creativity and improvisation, you can overcome some of the most common design problems of small bathrooms and transform yours into a truly relaxing oasis.  

Limited floor space

Squeezing in a shower, vanity, toilet and additional elements to a small bathroom can sometimes be impossible. Even if you do manage, it can be so cramped that you can barely move around. However, there are several design tricks that can help you deal with this issue and create an illusion of spaciousness in your tiny bathroom. For example, if you have a shower, you should install a glass door and use the same tile design in the shower. This will visually elongate your bathroom and erase the boundaries between the shower and the rest of the room. Furthermore, you can also opt for floating elements, such as a vanity and sink, which will make the floor space seem larger.

The lack of storage

Clutter can be quite an annoying problem in a small bathroom. The truth is that no matter how hard you try to keep everything neatly organised, if you don’t have enough storage units, your bathroom will get cluttered up in a heartbeat. Fortunately, you can improvise and introduce more units that will help you keep everything in its place. The key lies in utilising the unused space, for example, the wall behind your toilet or the space under the floating sink. You should place floating shelves vertically or design a built-in shelf in the shower. If your washing machine is also in your tiny bathroom, you can find a narrow laundry caddy storage unit for cleaning supplies.
Introducing a cupboard with mirrored doors can create an intriguing effect – the piece will seem invisible while also creating an illusion of spaciousness in your small bathroom.

No room for a deep sink

Fitting a large deep sink in your tiny bathroom can be a nightmare. Yet, it’s one of the most essential elements that should promote your bathroom’s functionality. You should opt for space-saving solutions, such as wall-mounted sinks and faucets or a narrow trough sink. Wall-mounting a trough sink can save you a lot of space and free it up for additional storage units. However, before installing a new sink, you should check whether there are any hidden bathroom leaks that may cause serious damage. If you notice puddles around your sink or shower or if your faucet is dripping, you should deal with this issue before installing a new sink. Otherwise, your new element may get damaged because the leak may be an indicator of a broken pipe.

No natural light

In small homes, bathrooms are sometimes located in landlocked rooms without windows, which also means no natural light. Consequently, this can create a gloomy, cramped atmosphere in your personal home spa. In fact, without proper lighting, your space may seem even smaller. However, by installing artificial lighting properly, you’ll be able to overcome this issue. For example, you can install a skylight and fill your tiny bathroom with some natural light. If this isn’t an option, you should go with white LED lights because they are bright and resemble natural light. Downlights are a practical solution because they will illuminate your tiny bathroom while also providing you with focused task light. You should also install wall lights on both sides of the mirror for the best effect.
Combining proper lighting with a bright colour scheme will create an open look in your tiny bathroom while a large mirror will reflect light and make your bathroom seem bigger. Such a combination is the key to elongating your tiny home spa.

Although designing a small bathroom does bring a few limitations, it still provides you with a range of creative ideas. And with these simple solutions, you’ll be able to overcome the challenges of a small bathroom.

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