April 16

What You Should Know When Designing Your Tiny House Bathroom



Every inch of space matters when designing a tiny house, and that includes the bathroom. Here at Tru Form, we consider a few specific things to ensure our tiny home bathrooms are eco-friendly, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. You should know a few things when designing your tiny house bathroom if you want to create a serene and functional oasis. Small considerations can go a long way in ensuring your bathroom is perfect for you and your tiny home.

Space Optimization

Space is at a premium in a tiny house. Therefore, it’s crucial to make the most of every inch of your bathroom. Consider installing shelves and cabinets to utilize vertical space and keep the clutter off the floor. Installing baskets above the toilet is also a great way to keep toiletries, towels, and other essentials together. We provide ample storage in the bathroom in every tiny house we create.

Compact Fixtures

Choose compact options when it comes to fixtures, such as a small toilet, a corner sink, and a narrow shower or bathtub. Also, consider opting for a composting toilet instead of a traditional flush toilet to free up even more floor space.

Multi-Functional Design

Every item should serve multiple purposes in a tiny house—this also applies to your bathroom. Consider installing a sink with built-in storage or a toilet with a shelf above it to maximize the space efficiently. Get creative and think outside the box to make the most of your limited space.

Lighting and Ventilation

A tiny bathroom can quickly become stuffy without proper lighting and ventilation. Make sure to incorporate natural light through windows or skylights and install an exhaust fan to keep air circulating. Doing so will improve the overall feel of the space and prevent moisture buildup.

Water Conservation

Resources are limited in a tiny house. That’s why it’s important to design your bathroom with water conservation in mind. Consider low-flow fixtures and a greywater system to reuse water from your sink or shower for other purposes. Fixtures like these help the environment while saving you money in the long run.

Personal Touches

Despite the limited space, don’t forget to add personal touches to make the bathroom feel like home. Consider adding decorative elements such as artwork, plants, or stylish accessories to enhance the overall look and feel. A little can go a long way in transforming a part of your tiny home like your bathroom, and making it feel uniquely yours.

At Tru Form, there are always windows in our bathrooms, so we like to put plants everywhere we can. Plants love the bathroom—the humidity and warmth from the shower makes them really happy!

What should you know about designing your tiny house bathroom? While it may seem daunting, you can create a functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing tiny house bathroom by considering these factors and incorporating smart design solutions. Work with us at Tru Form Tiny if you’re ready to design a tiny house! Even with limited space available, we can help make your tiny home and bathroom work for you!

About the author 

Jen Carroll

Jen is one of the founders and has specialized in tiny home production. At times he breaks away and contributes to the conversations about tiny homes. When not building tiny homes Jen is enjoying his kids trying to keep up with the endless creativity and boundless energy.

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