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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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4 Renovation Ideas For a Small Bathroom

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When you have a small bathroom in your home, it can often feel more like a burden than anything else. However, with some smart renovations, you can improve the bathroom's appearance and function. Consider some of these renovation ideas to transform a small bathroom into a space you want to spend time in.

Install a Corner Sink and Vanity

In the standard small bathroom, the sink and vanity is usually placed straight against a wall in an attempt to leave room next to it for the toilet and a shower or bathtub on the opposite side of the room. While the components might fit, it leaves for a cramped space that feels like you don't even have much move to room around. A better option is to get a corner unit for the sink and vanity. There are some built especially for small bathrooms that take up minimal space in the corner of the bathroom. This allows you to use up a corner of the room, which is rarely used to its full potential, so the rest of the bathroom has just a little more space.

Hang the Toilet On the Wall

If you are looking to get a smaller toilet, why not get a wall-hung toilet? These may only save you a few inches, but those inches can make a drastic difference in a bathroom that is also struggling with space to move around. Wall-hung toilets function just like regular toilets, but have the toilet tank actually recessed a little bit into the wall. The toilet seat and base is a little closer to the wall due to the recessed feature, so you get a little more room in the compact space.

Rethink Your Shower and Bathtub

Consider getting rid of the bathtub and shower combo and instead get just a shower unit. The reason this is good for a small bathroom is because the space inside tends to be smaller when you have a bathtub and its extra inches around the edge. If you were to get a shower stall in a curbless style with frameless glass doors, the space inside would feel larger, but it wouldn't take up as much bathroom space.

Install a Floating Vanity

Another option for having a better vanity and sink unit in your small bathroom is to get a floating vanity. This is typically the same size as any small vanity for a bathroom, but it is a little off the ground, while still being attached to the wall. It technically doesn't use less space, but it leaves some room below the vanity to store smaller items. This can provide you with some extra storage in the compact space.