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9 Tips to Convert a Closet into a Stylish and Functional Half Bathroom

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Bathroom Remodeling

 

A closet turned into a cool retro half bathroom in Cleveland Heights

A closet turned into a cool retro half bathroom in Cleveland Heights

When Erna Hammer purchased her 1,350 square foot condo in an older vintage building in Cleveland Heights she knew she would have some remodeling projects ahead. One of her goals was to expand her single bathroom condo to a 1 ½ bathroom unit but to do it in a fun and functional way. Learn below 9 product and design tips that were used to transform this 3’ x 6’ closet into a cool and useful half bath.

Tip 1 – Think multi-purpose – Space is tight so you’ve got to be smart. What do you think about this light and mirror combo from Edge Lighting? (note – this product is also available with LED lights for a color changing affect).

Light and mirror combo provide multi-purpose function

Light and mirror combo provide multi-purpose function

LED version of the light and mirror combo

LED version of the light and mirror combo

 

Tip 2 – Mini is good – Since the room was very narrow, space was at a premium. This wall mounted sink offered a cool, retro look while still conserving space and offering function.

Space saving pedestal sink

Space saving wall mounted sink

Tip 3 – Put your building materials on a diet – Instead of using the traditional 4” thick glass blocks thinner 3” units from Innovate Building Solutions were chosen for the partition wall.

Thinner 3" thick colored glass block partition wall

Thinner 3″ thick colored glass block partition wall

Tip 4 – Mirror it up – Mirrors create the feeling of space. A large mirror on the right wall along with the mirror/light combination on the left wall illuminate the bathroom and make it feel more open.

Full length mirror for the feeling of more space

Full length mirror for the feeling of more space

Tip 5 – If possible….bury it in a wall – Check out this wall mounted duravit toilet – the question is where is the bowl? Well in case you can’t see through walls it’s in the wall – what a great way to create space and have a nicer look.

Wall hung Duravit toilet with bowl in the wall

Wall hung Duravit toilet with bowl in the wall

Tip 6 – Don’t be afraid to add fun with colors and fixtures – Using a checkerboard design of aquamarine and “waves” colored glass blocks provides a whimsical touch. Note the cool overhead light as well.

Colored glass block half wall

Colored glass block half wall

Tip 7 – Use bigger floor tiles – The 12” x 12” porcelain tiles create the feeling of more space (vs. smaller tiles) and also provide the benefit of fewer and smaller grout joints to maintain.

Larger tiles create the illusion of more space

Larger tiles create the illusion of more space

Tip 8 – Think “open separation” – Using a thin glass block half wall allows for privacy – yet still an open feeling – in the toilet area.

Separator wall that creates and open feeling

Separator wall that creates and open feeling

Tip 9 – Use the walls for storage – A shelf placed high on the wall provides storage without being in a spot someone might bump into it.

Storage placed higher in small bath

Storage placed higher in small bath

Can you see your closet transforming into a bathroom? Which of these tips did you like the best (or not like)? Please comment below or call us to learn more ideas.

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Contact Cleveland Design & Remodeling (216-658-1270) or the Bath Doctor in Columbus (614-252-7294) for design ideas and estimates on bathroom remodeling. For nationwide product sales call Innovate Building Solutions (877-668-5888).

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Mike Foti

President of Innovate Building Solutions a nationwide supplier and regional (Cleveland and Columbus) remodeling contractors. Some of our product lines include glass counters, floors, backsplashes, glass blocks and grout free shower and tub wall panels

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