Tiny houses are subject to trends and fashions, just like bigger living spaces. If you want your arrangements to be hip and with the times, plus enjoy some of the cutting-edge features, check out the following trends for your bathroom and kitchen.
Check out these hot ways to make your bathroom functional, without making it feel cramped.
The problem with most toilets is they take up too much space. Most are about the same size, but you can find options that economize space. One popular option is compact tank toilets from brands like Kohler and TOTO. They still do an excellent job of flushing waste. They also allow you to choose how much water you use each time. Even more compact are one-piece toilets, like the ones offered by Saniflo.
You can go with a pedestal or wall-mounted sink to really save on space. Options like IKEA provide a cabinet under your sink, but without a huge footprint. Even more compact and conservation-minded is a toilet tank-top sink from SinkPositive. It routes water from the toilet tank, and drains into the bowl, saving you on space and water usage.
Unfortunately, most bathroom fixtures are designed for larger spaces. With some patience, you can find options that work for your small bathroom. When it comes to faucets, concentrate on single lever designs since they usually consume less space. And for showers, a handheld showerhead usually doesn’t come out of the wall as far, plus gives you more bathing options.
Want to make your small bathroom feel larger? Strategically placing mirrors on opposite walls will do just that. Not only do they reflect each other, they help reflect light, which makes any space feel more airy and open.
Consider a single-bowl option, instead of a double-bowl. They typically take up less space, and you can still get one that’s deep, so you have room to soak plenty of dishes. If you choose an under mount option, that gives you just a little more workspace on the counter.
Most people think having a small kitchen means you can’t have a disposal under the sink. That’s changing, thanks to products like the InSinkErator Evolution Compact. The compact design consumes less space under the cabinet, but without sacrificing power to grind up food and prevent clogs.
More small homeowners are turning to vintage appliances to serve their needs. Not only are these refrigerators, ovens, etc. able to fit in the small space, they often are quite durable. After a good reworking, you can count on these appliances to work perfectly, making for an ideal solution.
If you want something new, more manufacturers are making smaller appliances. You might need to hunt to find one that works for your space, but the effort can really pay off.
Just like with bathrooms, reflecting plenty of light in your kitchen is a great way to make it feel more spacious. Choose cabinet faces that are glossy, install reflective backsplash like glass or metallic tile, and install LED undercabinet lighting to really brighten things up.
You have many options for bathrooms and kitchens in your tiny home. To explore how to implement them, contact us today.