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Essential Restroom Fixtures for Your Tiny Home Lifestyle

Updated on:
October 5, 2023
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Tiny homes have become a popular housing choice for those seeking simplicity, affordability, and a smaller environmental footprint. Aside from these, homeowners think about determining their home’s value in the long-term. Living the tiny home lifestyle is all about maximizing space, minimizing clutter and focusing on what truly matters. And when it comes to your tiny home's most private quarters, the restroom, a smart design is crucial.

Since special attention is needed for the restroom, ensure comfort, style, and functionality with different restroom fixtures. Keep in mind that in thinking about your tile installations, bathroom stall doors, or even new black shower fixtures, prioritize the crucial fixtures first.

The Crucial Fixtures

It's not just a functional space but a testament to ingenuity, where clever design choices can make the most of constrained dimensions. From space-saving toilets to innovative sinks and multifunctional shower units, the selection of crucial restroom fixtures can transform a tiny restroom into a sanctuary of comfort, style, and functionality. Explore must-have restroom fixtures for tiny homes to make a constrained space an efficient one.

Compact Toilets

Compact toilets, including corner toilets, make a big impact in pint sized restrooms. These toilets are perfect as they take up limited space yet offer the same functionality as their larger counterparts.  Opting for a space-saving toilet is crucial to maximize the room's utility.

Composting Toilets

Composting toilets require no plumbing, making them an excellent choice for off-grid tiny homes. They efficiently break down waste into compost, eliminating the need for sewage systems. Opting for this will let you experience the benefits of composting toilets.

Wall-Mounted Toilets

Wall-mounted toilets save floor space by attaching to the wall, leaving more room for other fixtures or storage beneath. They also make cleaning the floor easier.

Space Saving Sinks

Space saving sinks have a huge role to play. Whether it's corner sinks or wall mounted fixtures, these innovative bathroom designs save space while adding character to your tiny home. Selecting a small, yet functional sink is another vital consideration.

Corner Sinks

Corner sinks are designed to fit snugly into a corner, making efficient use of space. They are available in various styles and sizes to match your design preferences.

Wall-Mounted Sinks

Similar to wall-mounted toilets, wall-mounted sinks free up floor space and provide a minimalist, modern look. They can be paired with space-saving faucets and fixtures

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Small Space Bathtubs and Shower Enclosures

Turning to bathing facilities, when it comes to small space bathtubs and shower enclosures, bi-fold shower doors are a game changer. Pair these with retractable shower heads and you have a combination that is space saving, functional and stylish. As you add these bathroom stall doors, you can even partner it with black shower fixtures for that monochromatic look.

Multi-Functional Shower Units

Tiny home restrooms often double as shower spaces. To maximize functionality, consider multi-functional shower units that offer both a comfortable shower experience and efficient use of space. 

Wet Room Design

A wet room design combines the shower, toilet, and sink in a single, waterproofed space. This eliminates the need for separate shower enclosures, saving space.

Foldable or Collapsible Showers

Some tiny homes incorporate foldable or collapsible shower units that can be stowed away when not in use, providing more room for other activities.

Efficient Faucet Designs

Edgy, efficient faucet designs epitomize how functionality coexists with style. With a variety of designs to choose from, faucet fixtures can provide the necessary finishing touch to your tiny bathroom.

Storage Solutions

Tiny house living is not merely about finding the smallest fixtures, it is also about making the most of the available space. Under sink storage spaces and innovative towel storage solutions are good examples. Installing a fold down shelf or opting for multi purpose restroom fixtures can offer far more to the functionality of your home. Ensure you have enough space to store toiletries, towels, and other essentials.

Floating Shelves

Floating shelves above the toilet or sink provide a convenient place to store toiletries without taking up valuable floor space.

Built-in Cabinetry

Custom-built cabinets can be tailored to your restroom's dimensions, offering ample storage for towels, linens, and personal items.

Ventilation and Lighting

Proper ventilation and lighting are crucial for creating a comfortable and functional restroom. Install a vent fan to reduce moisture and prevent mold growth. Use natural light to make the space feel larger, and supplement it with energy-efficient LED fixtures.

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Plumbing and Heating in Your Tiny Home

Tiny home plumbing needs to be simple and efficient. Opt for pipes that are easy to install, repair and maintain.

Water Supply

Tiny homes typically have a fresh water tank or access to a municipal water supply. Ensure that your plumbing system is designed to handle the available water source. Use PEX tubing or flexible hoses for ease of installation in tight spaces.

Hot Water Heater

To provide hot water for your shower and sink, consider installing a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters are energy-efficient and compact, making them ideal for tiny homes. Propane or electric models are available to suit your energy source preferences.


Proper drainage is essential to prevent water damage and maintain a clean restroom. Plan the layout to ensure that wastewater flows smoothly from the sink, shower, and toilet to the gray water tank or septic system. Use appropriate slope and plumbing traps to avoid clogs.


Adequate ventilation is crucial when using heating systems to prevent condensation and maintain indoor air quality. Install vents or exhaust fans to circulate air and remove excess moisture.

Revamping your Restroom

Designing a functional and comfortable restroom for a tiny home requires careful planning, the right tile installations, and the right fixtures. By choosing space-saving toilets, compact sinks, multi-functional shower units, efficient storage solutions, and appropriate ventilation and lighting, you can make the most of your limited space. With a well-designed restroom, your tiny home will not only be more livable but also reflect your personal style and preferences.

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