5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Ridiculously Tiny Bathroom

08/30/2014 08:00 am ET

Finding the perfect apartment can be an emotional roller coaster. It's all hashtags and housewarming until you actually step into your shower and realize how incredibly tiny it is. There goes your happiness, crashing down like your bar of soap.

But, if there's a will there's a way. You have already conquered the hardest part -- landing the apartment -- after all, and that means you can conquer that small shower sadness, too.

Here are a few brilliant ideas to help you do it.

1. Upgrade your shower head.

Don't even bother trying to move around under a tiny shower head to rinse off. Swap it out for an overhead rain head and catch all the water at once.

2. Transform your space into a cozy spa.

Hang a few sprigs of fresh herbs, like eucalyptus or rosemary, and the steam will release beneficial oils.

3. Find another surface to store your bath goods...
caddy
...Like a caddy. (Yes, there are grown-up versions.) If you get one like this, try this clever hack that'll give you makeshift dispensers for your shampoo and conditioner.

4. Combat shower curtain madness with a little tailoring.
split shower curtains
Hang two shower curtain panels instead of one (or cut the one you have in half and clean up the edges with some trim), so it's easier to get in and out of the small space.

5. Make the rest of your bathroom comfy.
grooming one
If your shower is too small, limit it to washing up, and take your shaving and other grooming out into the rest of the space.

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