01 Mar Half Bath Ideas: Make The Best Use Of Small Spaces
When you think about planning your custom home, which rooms do you immediately think of? The master suite? The kitchen? What about the lower level? There’s a good chance that you don’t immediately start thinking about the half bath.
In fact, most forget about the half bath until the last minute, but it’s one of the most important rooms of the house. How so? It’s important because it’s a room that almost every guest visiting your home will use. And because it’s so important, you can’t miss these half bath ideas:
Plan the space out to utilize every square inch the best way possible.
Depending on the size of the half bath in your floor plan, you might be thinking in terms of square inches, not square feet. When it comes to half bath ideas, it’s all about making the best use of the space. If your half bath is long and skinny, then opt for a vanity style that compliments it. If the room is rectangle, have your Indianapolis custom home builder install a vanity on one of the longer walls, which will give you more room for a countertop and not cramp the rest of the room.
Continue the design of the adjoining room into the half bath.
If the half bath in your floor plan is directly adjacent to another living space, then you’ll want to carry the design of that room through to the half bath. Now, that isn’t to say you need to use the same wall treatment in the bathroom, but using the same flooring will help make the transition smoother. As for the wall treatment and decor in the half bath, consider using the same color scheme as the adjoining room. It will create a nice flow that won’t disrupt the aesthetics of either room.
Go bold with the wall treatments to make the room really stand out.
As far as half bath ideas go, this one may be a little off the wall for some. However, if your half bath is off a hallway or adjoining to a living space, then go bold with the design. You can achieve a fresh, bold look pretty easily by choosing a wallpaper that has a dramatic pattern, painting the walls a darker color than the rest of the home, or even tile an entire wall of the bathroom. All of these ideas will help your half bath, which is by definition a small space, seem larger than life.
Don’t let the sink take over the entire space.
It’s easy to fall in love with a vanity, but not every vanity is right for a half bathroom. Depending on the size of the space, a vanity may not even be the best option. For many half baths, the best sink choice is a pedestal or wall-mounted sink. These types of sinks conserve space while still providing a vital function of the bathroom. However, pedestal and mounted sinks create another issue: storage. You’ll have to get a little crafty with your storage in a half bath, if there isn’t a vanity. But, hanging open shelves, using a medicine cabinet, and opting for a cabinet over the toilet will help ease the storage burden.
Are you thinking about building a custom home in 2018? The builders at Michael and Associates would love to hear about your ideas and dream home. When you schedule a consultation with us, we’ll take the time to sit down with you and talk about about what you’re looking for in a future home.