Instead of expanding your bathroom to make more space for your growing family, consider bathroom remodeling. You can save quite a bit of money and time while still getting the extra space you've been wanting. There are quite a few easy and affordable options to choose from – following are a few that may be of interest to you:
Replace the Sink and Counters
A great way to create extra space in your bathroom is to remove the counters and sink altogether, and install a pedestal sink instead. Pedestal sinks take only a fraction of the space a typical counter with an inset sink would take, so you and your family will have lots more floor space to utilize.
Installing an extra large medicine cabinet and mirror on the wall in front of the sink will give you the space you need to store things like cotton swabs, dental accessories, and personal hygiene items that you would normally keep under the counter. And you can hang hooks on the back of the door to accommodate towels and wash cloths that are typically kept under the counter.
Get Rid of the Bathtub
Getting rid of your bathtub is another effective way to make more space for your family inside the bathroom. In the bathtub's place, consider installing a corner or frameless shower stall in the room which take up only about half the space as your bathtub does. You'll then have room for a small linen stand or clothes hanging system so you can dry your unmentionables. Your bathroom remodeling technician may be able to design a custom shower stall for you that optimizes space without sacrificing convenience or comfort.
Install Floating Shelves
To make sure that you have enough room for all of your bathroom belongings, you can install floating shelves along the walls near the ceiling. They'll be out of the way so the entire square footage of the bathroom can be utilized, but they can hold everything from shampoo and conditioner to extra toilet paper and laundry detergent so everything is easily accessible when its needed. You can always keep a small stool in the corner or under the pedestal sink that can be used to reach the shelving system by those in the family who aren't quite tall enough to do so on foot.
By implementing the ideas outlined here, you can turn your small and cramped bathroom into a spacious area that the whole family will enjoy spending time in.