When you’re tight on space, call on a pedestal sink, or two! A traditional vanity would have closed in this bath and blocked access to the shower, but a pair of pedestal sinks provides the luxury of his-and-her space while maintaining an open feeling.
A classic approach
Give a bath timeless bones by splurging on an upscale but neutral- hue surface instead of detailed cabinetry. The simple marble-top workbench-style vanity in this bath provides room for towels and other beauty paraphernalia under the sink. and simple cotton skirting instead of more traditional doors keeps the items under wraps. Flirty green floral wallpaper adds up-to-the-minute style that’s easy to swap in the future.
Eliminate the claustrophobic feeling of showering in a dark corner by welcoming in natural light. This shower’s barely-there glass surround allows the vintage pattern on the floor to show through, which helps stretch the visual length of the room.
Create an eye-catching focal point by pressing an antique table or dresser into service as a vanity. Modern sinks partnered with vintage faucets bridge the gap between old and new in this bath. To keep the look streamlined, two slender vertical mirrors hide 9-inch-deep cabinets. one complete with an outlet for the hair dryer.
Look at a tiny bath as an opportunity to use extravagant materials. Because you won’t need a lot, you can make a big splash without demolishing your budget. Covering a single wall with glass tile transforms this powder room into a glamorous retreat for guests. A stand out vanity echoes the rich tone set by the tile.
Behind the scenes
The one strike against installing a pedestal sink in a small bath is limited storage space. By adding a tall, skinny cabinet behind the sink you can have the best of both worlds—convenient compartments for beauty products and a streamlined sink that won’t weigh your bath down.