If your bathroom is a simple square or rectangular shape, then you have four corners that should be used in your layout. If your bathroom has a unique shape, you might be wasting valuable space by not utilizing each corner in a way that will give you the most usage out of your space. What can you put in a corner in your bathroom? You have plenty of options.
Putting your sink or vanity at an angle might allow you to have double sinks or more counter and storage space than what you currently have. It can also improve the flow of your bathroom.
If your toilet leaves you with little space to stretch out, consider a corner placement. This will give you plenty of leg room, especially if you are tall.
A bathroom can always use more storage. If you have an empty corner in your room, don't waste it with an accessory or by leaving it open. Add some sort of storage unit that will help keep your bathroom looking neat and tidy.
If you have a combined bathtub and shower unit at the moment, fitting a stand up shower in a corner in your bathroom might allow you to have a more luxurious separate shower and bathtub combination.
Even if you think that all the corners of your bathroom are being used to their full potential, take a look at these bathroom designs that made the most out of their available space by utilizing corners wisely.
This bathroom has an odd angle but the design makes the best of it. Instead of being limited to a single straight vanity, a double vanity was used by placing one sink and counter at an angle. This doubled the counter space and available storage.
In this cozy powder room, a toilet that was placed directly against the wall would have felt claustrophobic and tight. By placing it at an angle, the user will have plenty of leg space and the sink will not be in their way. Notice that the toilet is designed to fit in a corner. If you chose to switch out the placement of your toilet, you will have to buy a different toilet that will fit in the angles of the corner or else the toilet will look out of place and create wasted space, the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.
If you place your bathtub in the corner of your room, it may allow you to have a much larger and deeper tub. This soaking tub is large enough for two, instead of a narrow bathtub that would barely fit one person. If your bathroom has a small bathtub right now, see if expanding it on one side and keeping it angled would allow you to have a larger tub.
In a small powder room like this, a pedestal sink is always ideal, even with the loss of storage space. It helps even more to choose sink that is on the smaller side, even for a pedestal, and place it on an angle. This way, when someone is washing their hands, their elbows won't be bumping into the walls. It is also easier to install a backsplash on your own when the sink is at a angle.
Using Two Corners:
Instead of keeping the vanity limited to the space below the mirror, this vanity was extended past both slight corners. This allowed the design to incorporate double undermount sinks. A design like this does take away some square footage in your bathroom but by gaining counterspace, an extra sink, and more storage, it is a great overall compromise.
Storage and a Sink:
Here is another example of placing a sink in the corner. This again keeps the user from feeling cramped by a wall but also allows for storage underneath. The mirror is also placed at an angle and can include even more storage, essential for a smaller bathroom. This also frees up the space around the mirror to add a couple of shelves if needed in the future.
In most cases, placing a sink or toilet at a different angle than how it was first installed will usually include a little demo work and possibly some plumbing work as well. If the new design makes your bathroom more spacious and user friendly, it can be a wise investment that will not be regretted.