Bathrooms are typically designed for baths and as a place where people can take care of their personal hygiene but when you live in a small apartment in a city like New York, certain areas of your home have to serve double-duty. When most people think of double-duty areas they often turn to their kitchens and living rooms but few people turn to the bathroom. Bathrooms can actually serve more than one purpose even if you only have a small bathroom. So what else can you do in the bathroom other than take care of your personal hygiene? Below are a few ideas:
It’s not uncommon to see the washer and dryer installed in the bathroom. If you don’t have a utility room in your New York apartment, you might want to have your washer and dryer installed in your bathroom instead. You can have a bathroom remodeling professional add a utility corner that you can conceal with a door or have the washer and dryer installed underneath the vanity if you have enough space. It’s easier to install in the bathroom so you won’t have to worry about how to dispose of water when washing clothes.
Spa at Home
If you have some space, you can put a sitting area near the window or against a wall so that you have a place to unwind after a long day. You can also have your nails done in the bathroom or if you’re lucky to have adequate floor space for a massage bed, you can place one inside. Simply call a home massage service and turn your bathroom into your own spa right at the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to undergo bathroom remodeling for these small additions but if you want a more permanent sitting area, it’s better to have a professional accomplish the job.
Your Personal Hideaway
Let’s face it, it’s difficult to get some alone time at home when you have kids running around even if there’s nothing you’d want more than to just kick back and read a good book in peace or watch your favorite shows. You can turn to your master’s bathroom for some peace and quiet. If you have speakers installed or a television like some bathrooms have, adding a recliner or a comfortable sitting area will give you the peace and quiet you need after a long day. It’s not uncommon to use the bathroom for this purpose these days.
If you lack space, tweaking a few things or rearranging the layout of your bathroom might help. Consult a bathroom remodeling professional to help you find space optimization solutions for your bathroom.