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March 6, 2014
We can never get enough of great big design in tiny spaces—especially when it comes to efficient, space-saving bathrooms.
crown heights apartment brooklyn bathroom

In this uber-efficient Brooklyn apartment, the resident kept lines as pure as possible by designing built-in storage alcoves. The cutout space in the white bathroom cabinet does double duty as a door pull and a cubby for frequently used items. Photo by Gile Ashford.

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woodwork portland renovation interior bathroom

This smart 520-square-foot backyard retreat includes a spacious-seeming bathroom that employs a thin pane of glass to cordon off the shower without sacrificing sight lines. The absence of a door, combined with windows on two sides, makes the bathroom feel like a continuation of the overall space. Photo by Lincoln Barbour.

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Originally appeared in Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland
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Hidden wall cabinets in bathroom

Secret compartments abound in this 650-square-foot Chelsea co-op: Even the bathroom's laundry hampers are discreetly stowed out of sight. Photo by Ian Allen.

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Originally appeared in Stow Aways
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Bathroom of small space apartment in New York City

In this 240-square-foot Manhattan shoebox, a sleeping loft is situated over the kitchen in what the architect calls a “crafted jewel box” of blonde woods. Limited space in the tiny bathroom is brightened with warm wood and tiny tile. Photo by David Engelhardt.

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Originally appeared in Space-Saving Wood-Paneled Apartment in Manhattan
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hollywood cabin loft bathroom sink

For this Mad Men actor's 580-square-foot bachelor's pad in Hollywood, his architect came up with a space-saving but glam solution for the bathroom: Hide it behind custom Japanese-inspired fiberglass-and-steel sliding screens that glow when illuminated from behind. Photo by Joe Pugliese.

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Originally appeared in The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser
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Azevedo shoehorned a small bathroom next to the kitchen, under the dormer. The etched translucent glass lets light into the main living area and serves as one side of the shower. Photo by Susanne Friedrich.

The bathroom in this converted 360-square-foot carriage house in San Francisco, the architect shoehorned a small bathroom next to the kitchen, under the dormer. The etched translucent glass lets light into the main living area and serves as one side of the shower. Photo by Susanne Friedrich.

Originally appeared in Living in a Mini House
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The Mora faucet was actually intended for use in a kitchen. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersson.com/">Per Magnus Persson</a>.

Your first impulse for a tiny bathroom might be lots of optic white. Instead, play up the close quarters with a darker hue. Black tiles and fittings lend this Stockholm attic bathroom a dramatic look. The black bathtub is made of recycled plastic, and the Mora faucet was initially intended for use in a kitchen, though it allows more room here in tight quarters. Photo by Per Magnus Persson.

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Originally appeared in An Attic Studio in Stockholm
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Because it’s a small space, it was possible to make everything pristine,” says Dulkinys, standing in her dream bathroom, outfitted with full-slab Carrara marble, a Duravit sink, and fixtures by Dornbracht.

"Because it’s a small space, it was possible to make everything pristine,” says this homeowner, standing in her dream bathroom, outfitted with full-slab Carrara marble, a Duravit sink, and fixtures by Dornbracht. Her diminutive abode—clocking in at around 900 square feet—is tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill. Photo by Zubin Shroff.

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Clip Tree by Matthew Plumstead

Another tip: Consider floating storage options to clear up valuable floor space in a tiny bathroom. This configurable wood valet Clip Tree by Matthew Plumstead is kitted out with clip-on rubber hooks, shelves, and widgets. 

Originally appeared in Announcing Dwell + AHAlife!
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crown heights apartment brooklyn bathroom

In this uber-efficient Brooklyn apartment, the resident kept lines as pure as possible by designing built-in storage alcoves. The cutout space in the white bathroom cabinet does double duty as a door pull and a cubby for frequently used items. Photo by Gile Ashford.

Photo by Gile Ashford.

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