Honey, I Shrunk the Bathroom

If you have a diminutive bathroom (or more than one) in your home, you’re not alone. Almost every home, with the exception of custom-built McMansions, are burdened with a too-small bathroom. What’s a regular-sized person with a Lilliputian loo to do?

Luckily, bathroom fixture manufacturers are sympathetic to the plight of tiny bathroom owners. (Where the bathrooms are tiny, not the owners.) You can have an undersized bathroom with the features that you want – albeit on a smaller scale. Here’s how.

Want a tub but think you don’t have any space? Think again. A Japanese-style tub has a smaller footprint with all the benefits of a deep soak. No need to sacrifice luxury – you can find jetted Japanese tubs and even opulent copper models.

MTI Designer Collection Jasmine 3 Freestanding Air Tub
MTI Designer Collection Jasmine 3 Freestanding Air Tub
Premier Copper Japanese Style Hand Hammered Copper Soaker Tub
Premier Copper Japanese Style Hand Hammered Copper Soaker Tub

If you reeeeeally want that gorgeous copper slipper tub, though, you’ll need a bit more room. This one takes up more space than a Japanese tub but less than a standard-sized tub.

Sierra Copper Essex Copper Free Standing Mini Sleigh Tub
Sierra Copper Essex Copper Free Standing Mini Sleigh Tub

And if there’s no space at all for a tub, you may have to settle for this shrunken version:

Premier Copper Bath Tub Shaped Vessel Hammered Copper Sink
Premier Copper Bath Tub Shaped Vessel Hammered Copper Sink

(Yes, that is indeed a bathtub-shaped sink!)

If the vanity’s the problem, don’t fret: there are plenty of vanities under 18″ wide in every style and color so you’re not forced to give up your storage space in exchange for a pedestal sink. (And not only wall-hung vanities, if you don’t have the proper support for one.)

Duravit 2nd Floor Floor-Standing Vanity Unit
Duravit 2nd Floor Floor-Standing Vanity Unit
Foremost Shiloh Vanity Combo
Foremost Shiloh Vanity Combo
Vigo Aristo Single Bathroom Vanity
Vigo Aristo Single Bathroom Vanity

Love widespread faucets but you’re stuck with a vanity top drilled for a four-inch centerset? You can get the look of a widespread in a smaller space.

Danze Opulence Mini Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Danze Opulence Mini Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Danze Amalfi Two Handle Mini-Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Danze Amalfi Two Handle Mini-Widespread Lavatory Faucet
Grohe Parkfield 4" Mini Lavatory Wideset
Grohe Parkfield 4″ Mini Lavatory Wideset

Even the toilet can be compact:

Neo-Metro MiniLoo Commercial Stainless Steel Toilet
Neo-Metro MiniLoo Commercial Stainless Steel Toilet

Tell us about how you conserve space in your short-on-space bathroom!

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