This article highlights the advantages of using stand-alone sinks, rather than one adjoined to a vanity cabinet, in small bathrooms. Pedestal, console, and wall-mounted sinks can free up a lot of space and make your bathroom feel bigger. Learn how to compensate for the lack of counter space without feeling compromised, and read our guidelines for placing wall-mounted storage accessories and utilities to maximize accessibility and style.
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Floating vanities not only look great, but they come in handy for universal design, too. With the cabinet mounted directly on the wall, users in wheelchairs can tuck their legs in beneath the unit to gain access to the sink.
When choosing a faucet, it’s important to keep in mind how people with limited mobility will use it. A single-lever design can be turned off and on with an open palm or a closed fist, which makes it the perfect addition to a universally designed bathroom.
Put It on a Pedestal
Using a pedestal sink creates the illusion of extra square footage in small bathrooms. The upholstered walls in this teeny-tiny powder room bring warmth and texture to the space. Design by Lauren Jacobsen
Clutter can be controlled in the bathroom if there is adequate storage. An in-room linen closet can easily hold more than extra towels and beauty supplies if you take an inventory of what you want to store and plan accordingly.
Victorian sinks should have an organic shape, so try to avoid square or rectangular items. Make sure that the legs of the sink also have an organic shape rather than square peg-legs.
Choose a faucet with a long and elaborate organic shape, or choose a faucet that is subtle and unobtrusive. You’ll have so much elaborate décor that you can probably get by with a more basic faucet.
This master bathroom is detailed with beige limestone, white fixtures and chrome accents, creating a spa-like feel for everyday use. The candleholder behind the tub, made from reclaimed lumber from an old barn, adds a romantic, relaxing feel. Design by Gregory Augustine
Gorgeous white shutters provide privacy, yet allow a view of the beach and the ocean from this white tub with marble walls and hi-lighted with sparkling mirrors and shelves. Relax and enjoy yourself in this bathroom!
Simple and ultra modern, this see through glass sink appears suspended in the air and will definitely be a topic of conversation. The accented mirror adds to this modern approach adopted by our bathroom interior designers.
A great combination of colors makes this interior design a warm and pleasant space. The alcove over the bathtub gives this bathroom a sense of refinement and the elegant marble sinks ad a final tone to the entire space.