Small Bathrom? Add Space With These Tips

I moved from my 2,000 square foot condo with two full bathrooms that had lots and lots of room. The house I moved into has about half the square footage and a bathroom that is not much bigger than a closet. With 2 adults and 2 kids in and out of that bathroom, it can get a bit tight to say the least. I had to make some adjustments just to make the room habitable! I needed to find a way to create some space! After some research, here are some tricks I found that would add space to my small bathroom.

5 Ways To Add Space To A Small Bathroom

  1. Fixtures: You will often find smaller bathrooms have much too large fixtures. Because fixtures come in all sizes, you can easily switch out a too large sink, mirror or lighting fixtures with a smaller version. This will add space and make the room look more in tune.
  2. Go Vertical: If it is space you need, just look up! There are many ways to add storage space by adding shelves, over the commode units and even over the door storage solutions.
  3. Recess: Using recessed accessories like toilet paper holders, will add space. Even the slightest amount of added space can make a big difference.
  4. Closets: If you have a linen closet, use it to its fullest capacity. I have a small closet that I have several wire shelves in. This added a ton of space for my personal products, sheets, towels, hair tools and other necessary items.
  5. Shower: The shower is an area you can also squeeze a little space out of. You can buy the handing holders for shampoo, etc. to give you some additional space. Another very clever item I discovered is a little beauty called the RotatorRod. With the flip of a handle, I can make my bathroom look a lot bigger and a lot less claustrophobic.

The RotatorRod got its start from Colleen O’Connell who, like me, had a really tiny bathroom. Like myself, Colleen knew all too well what it felt like to take a shower in a full sized tub and be practically strangled by the shower curtain and liner. Colleen remembered seeing a curved rod when in Europe and recalled the additional room it added to the shower area. What she found after locating, purchasing and installing a curved curtain rod was it added to the problems of the small bathroom. What happened, was the rod jutted out into the bathroom itself, so it added to the lack of space. Hence the creation of a movable curved shower curtain rod. What a great idea to add space to a small bathroom. Brilliant!

I cannot tell you how much I absolutely love my RotatorRod. I received the RotatorRod in the Brushed Nickle with the black ball which sells for $65.99. You can also order the rod in a shorter custom cut which will add $10 to your total. The rod itself is super easy to put up and took about 15 minutes. It comes with a kit that allows you to use adhesive, so you do not need to drill and the only tool you will need is a screwdriver. The only thing you will want to do is make sure you have the glue in the right spot so it sticks well. You must wait 24 hours after the glue is applied or the rod will come crashing down on you. I know this because I was super anxious to try it out and only waited about 3 hours and BOOM! The rod comes with a plastic handle that attached easily to the RotatorRod. This is what you use to push the rod in towards the tub when you are not in the shower to give you added room in the bathroom. When you are getting in the shower, just pull the handle towards you to give you added space while you are in the tub. You can say goodbye to those not so romantic entanglements you were having with your shower curtain and liner! If you have a small or a huge bathroom, the RotatorRod is a pretty cool thing to have!  You can buy the RotatorRod from their website as well as Brookstone, SkyMall and Wayfair among other fine stores that carry bathroom accessories. Be sure to follow RotatorRod on Facebook and Twitter.

One USA reader will win a RotatorRod in their choice of finish ($65.99)


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  3. I have chrome and don’t like it, lol, so the brushed nickle would be my choice. I even have some jewelry in that finish and it looks pretty classy and doesn’t show water spots as much.

  4. Brushed nickel is my favorite These are great shower rods where the shower curtain does not stick to you when showering.

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