5 RV Bathroom Renovation Tips for Small Spaces
If you’re planning to upgrade your bathroom, chances are you’re wondering what you can do in that tiny space.
However, if my years of full-time RVing have taught me anything, small spaces can be as stylish and functional as the big spaces in residential homes.
In fact, space limitations in an RV often lead to creative solutions. Your small bathroom can be as chic, as much as your household bathroom.
Take a look at some RV bathroom upgrades that will transform your space into a Pinterest-worthy space.
Replace your Showerhead
Replacing a bathroom showerhead is easy and relatively cheap. Installing a new one can also change your entire shower experience.
When changing an RV bathroom showerhead, you must have two wrenches- one to twist off the head nut and the other to hold the pipe in place, so it doesn’t twist or cause torque to the plumbing connection behind the wall.
A single wrench can exert pressure on the connecting pipe, and breaking that joint is expensive.
Use the same technique when tightening the showerhead.
Two important things to keep in mind when replacing an RV showerhead is you shouldn’t overtighten. Secondly, not all showerheads require Teflon.
Regarding the choice of RV bathroom showerheads, I suggest you avoid the plastic options. Plastic showerheads are ultra-light, flimsy, and tend to clog more.
Instead, I would suggest something efficient such as a low-flow showerhead.
A low-flow showerhead reduces the amount of water wastage. It’s a pleasant option, especially when boondocking because it helps to reduce water consumption.
- ✅ RV / Camper handheld shower head with hose and on off switch (small water flow), included all necessary accessories
- ✅ Water saving shower head with bigger switch, easy to control the spray from high to small to save water ( ≤ 0.35 GPM)
- ✅ 59-inch double-connectors kink-free shower hose, shower hose guide ring are customized for Campers, Motorhomes, Vans and Travel Trailers
- ✅ Durable construction 2-position shower head holder, screws and plugs included
- ✅ 1-Year Guarantee or Your Money Back. Awelife showers are manufactured under the highest USA standards of quality and workmanship, tested to the highest USA standards of performance.
- 5 Spray Settings Are Powered By Cutting-Edge Technology To Increase Pressure
- Rubber Finger Grips Prevents Any Slippage Or Dropping
- Flow Control Lever Quickly Adjusts Shower Pressure For A More Versatile Experience
- Includes A 72 In. Hose To Easily Reach Anywhere In The Shower
Switch Glass Doors to Shower Curtains
I understand glass doors have a unique allure, but for me, you couldn’t pay me to have a glass door in my RV bathroom unless it comes with a maid.
See, nothing is more difficult than keeping the glass doors clean. And believe me, I’m not a slob-far from it. I mostly RV alone, and I’m pretty tidy, but some things are just naturally hard to keep clean. Glass doors in RV bathrooms are one of them.
The modern RV glass doors are usually nice looking when spotless but a nightmare to clean.
With the shower curtains, however, you simply need to throw them into the washing machine when you get home. Shower curtains for RVs are also cheap and easy to install.
The RV shower curtains will also “do the trick” and not take away the space when they’re put on the side.
I love to pair my RV shower curtains with a curved shower rod to give more “elbow” space. We know the extra 5-6 inches are important in a shower.
If I had young kids, I would also prefer the curtains as they add more softness to a room with plenty of hard surfaces.
Finally, curtains can look stylish and easily add a changeable design to the bathroom.
- SOFT & 100% WATERPROOF: This shower curtain liner is made of premium fabric with the ultimate waterproof coating tech, making it completely water proof but still soft feeling
- DURABLE: The lightweight shower curtain liner features a reinforced header and rustproof metal grommet eyelets, easy to hang naturally and drapes nicely, long term use as shower liner or curtain
- MAGNET-WEIGHTED HEM: 3 magnets at the bottom of the curtain to add extra weight, helps keep the fabric shower curtain liner in place and reduce billowing
- QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: This fabric shower curtain with hotel quality is odorless and PVC free & BPA-Free, NO plastic smell like PEVA/EVA. The tightly woven fabric protects curtain from soaking and keep your floors free from splashes and sprays of water
- EASY CARE: This polyester shower liner dries quickly, great for use in moisture-rich bathroom environments, machine washable for keeping it fresh and reusable, 72 x 72 inches standard size fits for most shower or bathtub
- Superior quality - AmazerBath white shower curtain is made of heavy-duty polyester fabric. 240GSM (Gram Per Square Meter), about 1.1 pounds heavier than normal 90GSM fabric shower curtains. It is soft and comfortable to touch, no smell, no-blowing, withstands moist bathroom. Premium quality ensures long-lasting use.
- Experience luxury at home - Pure white shower curtain for bathroom complemented by stylish waffle-weave pattern adds elegance to your bathroom, offering you luxurious hotel bath at home.
- Easy to clean - Our waffle shower curtain is machine washable in cold water, dries quickly. Extra strong fabric and tight hem could avoid shrinkage and deformation.
- Easy installation - Each waffle shower curtain has 12 rust-resistant metal grommets which fit most curtain hooks. The 72x72 Inches white shower curtain fits most standard-sized bathtubs and showers.
- Warm tips - The heavy-duty AmazerBath waffle shower curtain can resist water to some degree. Only a little bit of water will soak through, and most of the water will form water drops on the surface and quickly be repelled. Recommend using together with 100% water-proof shower curtain liner.
Replace your RV Toilet
A toilet replacement isn’t a thing I would rush to do unless it’s for a good reason, such as leakage or something. It’s important to replace your RV toilet if it leaks to avoid shit water leaks in your entire space.
Pro tip: When replacing the RV toilet, keep it level so as not to spill dirty water.
Also, consider the water valve during the replacement. Most of the toilet lines are rigid, and if the placement of the new toilet is higher or lower, you must run a new line to reach the new valve.
You can avoid this by taking a photo of the original valve when looking for a replacement.
If you’re considering replacing an RV toilet, I suggest you go with a composting toilet.
I know composting toilets usually get a bad rap, but I’ve lived two years full-time with a composting toilet and can tell you it’s vastly better than a black tank.
The smell is usually a non-issue with a genuine composting toilet. The installation itself isn’t a big deal either, provided you’ve the space.
There’s also virtually zero maintenance with the composting toilets. You only have to do it a couple of times a month. Plus, it saves you time spent dumping a giant tank of crap.
Urine is probably the only issue because it has to be dumped after three days or so, but it’s fast, easy, and sterile. You shouldn’t have a problem dumping the urine on the ground. A few times, we’ve dumped ours in the shower drain.
Blank tanks can also fill you with no bathroom, whereas the composting toilet is never “full” and can always take some more.
- Full-Size Residential Style Seat
- Triple-Jet Bowl Rinse
- Polypropylene Plastic: Durable, Strong and Very Lightweight
- Efficient with Water at Only One Pint Per Flush
- Gravity Flush
- Fit Type: Universal Fit
- Included Components: Aqua-Magic V High Profile Flange Seal 2 X Bolts 2 X Nuts 2 X Bolts Covers
Add a Clothesline
Installing an indoor retractable clothesline in your bathroom is extremely convenient. This nifty addition helps hold your towel or change clothes while in the shower.
The ideal clothesline shouldn’t sag under a few pounds of wet laundry
Custom Storage and Organization
If there’s one extra detail in my bathroom I can’t live without is a storage and organization facility.
Storage is often overlooked in a bathroom, but nothing makes your bathroom worse than clutter everywhere.
When creating a storage solution for your bathroom, the first thing is trashing anything you hardly use or the expired stuff. Be ruthless about what you really need and what is just not necessary. Only keep the essentials and throw away anything you’ve not used in months.
The next step before the actual organization is cleaning the bathroom and all surfaces. I prefer to start with a clean slate.
The third step is categorizing the “keep” items. Store the related products in a bin or shelf of their own.
Photo boxes and clear plastic bags are also brilliant ideas for packing similar items together. The idea is to store similar bathroom stuff in a single box so each box holds a different category.
I’m a huge fan of caddy shelf storage racks. These adhesives are worth their weight in gold. They stick to the RV bathroom wall nicely and allow me to see all my products in one place.
You could also invest in a command hook. Set it on one of the walls to hold your robe and towels.
Organizing an RV bathroom might seem like a daunting task, especially with such as small space to move around. But if you can find a playlist to keep you busy during the organization, you’ll find the process much easier.
- PERFECT BATHROOM ORGANIZER SHOWER：The shower shelf for inside shower set includes three corner shower organizer of different sizes and a soap holder, 8 adhesives and 8 screws set, one set can meet all the storage items in your bathroom and bring you a you a neat and beautiful bathroom. There is no need to worry about firmness, because we use "the principle of triangle stability" to strengthen its bearing capacity.
- EFFICIENT USE OF SPACE：After statistics, we found that the probability of people using the corner of the home is very low, so we designed this bathroom caddy for shower, which can make use of the useless space, you can use it in bathroom storage, Entrance storage, cosmetic storage, kitchen storage, desk storage, living room storage etc. any corner (NOTICE:ONLY WORK IN 90-DEGREE CORNERS，NOT SUITABLE FOR ROUND CORNERS)
- RUSTPROOF AND DURABLE：Our shower caddy shelf material is made of Iron Raw Material, we never choose to recycled scrap, and the exterior is painted to enhance its rust resistance and corrosion resistance; The hollow design helps drain quickly and keeps shower wall shelf dry.
- TWO INSTALLATION METHODS:You can choose the installation method of adhesive without drilling, which can keep the beauty of your bathroom wall. We choose high-quality adhesive with strong load-bearing capacity, which can bear at least 22 pounds, and there is no need to worry about slipping when using. Considering that you may move the position for multiple uses, our package is equipped with screws set, so that you can use the drilling method to achieve multiple applications.
- WellSign sells not just quality bathroom shower organizer, but long-lasting service. Let you rest assured before buying and comfortable after buying! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- VERSATILE STORAGE FOR YOUR SHOWER: Caddy's 4 baskets slide outward for custom storage and to allow tall bottles to fit
- MADE TO USE WITH TODAY'S SHOWER HOSES: Expanding basket feature enables handheld shower hoses to be used with caddy
- WITH HOOKS AND HOLDERS FOR MORE STORAGE: Includes built in razor holders and hooks for hanging storage
- EASY TO INSTALL AND KEEP IN PLACE: Has non-slip collar for secure fit over showerhead, and includes suction cups to hold caddy in place against wall
- ATTRACTIVE AND RUST RESISTANT: Chrome finish looks great and resists rust
- Stainless steel; The towel hook constructed of high quality stainless steel make it waterproof and rustproof; Smooth surface, reduce your annoying cleaning
- Simple style design; Our matte black coat hook made of simple style design, which reflects contemporary style, suitable for your bathroom, bedroom, living-room, kitchen, outdoor shower, basement, laundry room and office and most kinds of room decor
- Easy to clean; The Towel Hook no sharp edges, safely hang your towels,rope, umbrella, bag, washcloths,clothes, coats, hat, sweaters, swimwear, sack, kitchen supplies etc
- Easy to install; The robe hook comes with all the hardware screws accessories, very easy to install and the hook can bear 5kg, you can safely use
- The hook size: 2.5inch(L) X 2.2inch(D) X2.2inch(H); The screw size: 1inch; The wall anchors size: 1inch. Small figure, able to hold objects in place, provides a tidy and commodious place to your family,Size of drill bit required:0.23inch(6mm).
- Flat Black Finish
- Fixture Width: 1-Inch (25.4mm); Fixture Projection: 1-25/32-Inch (45.72mm)
- 35 lbs. (16kg) max weight capacity when mounted into solid wood or wood studs
- Includes mounting hardware and installation instructions
- Durable Zinc Alloy Construction