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.
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- 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
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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.
- 🚿【Dimensions】 72W * 72H inch (183W * 183Hcm); 256GSM (Gram Per Square Meter), about 1.1 pounds heavier than normal 90GSM fabric shower curtains; 12 rust-resistant grommets that fit most standard shower hooks or rings. Package includes 1 Green Waffle Shower Curtain and 12 Plastic Hooks.
- 🚿【Thick "Cotton" Type Fabric Shower Curtain】Made from expertly chosen and tested Heavyweight Polyester Fabric, touches like a cotton feel. Honeycomb waffle weave pattern adds elegance to your bathroom.
- 🚿【Hotel Luxury Spa Grade】"Three-proof" fabric, lotus leaf water-repellent, oil-repellent, and stain-repellent. Environmentally friendly and no smell. Heavy duty with weighted hem, keep it from billowing, extremely good at light transmission and providing privacy.
- 🚿【Elegant & Modern Style】 This waffle shower curtain will complement any bathroom - use at home, apartment, condo, hotel, camper, RV, dorm, school shower, college dorm room, athletic club, gym and everywhere else you need a reliable shower curtain. Cloth fabric, machine washable and easy care.
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- Premium PEVA: 3 magnets at bottom & 12 metal grommet holes, it can be used as a stand-alone shower curtain or shower liner
- Waterproof: The plastic shower curtain is quick to dry, keeps the water into your tub and no soaking compared to fabric liners, great inside shower liner to protect your outer curtain
- Lasting Durability: This clear shower liner is sturdy with rustproof metal grommets and reinforced header, can last a long time
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- Measures: 72" length standard size, this light shower curtain liner will fit your bathroom scheme at any home, apartment, condo, hotel, school shower, athletic club, gym and everywhere else
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.
- Design Optimization Allows for Easiest In-Class Cleaning
- Bowl Design Prevents Splash-Back
- Soft Close Seat and Cover - Prevents Slamming when in Motion
- High-Powered Tri-Directional Flush Nozzles Remove.Waste Completely with Each Flush
- COMFORTABLE AND FULL-SIZED: The elongated, deep ceramic bowl and full-size enameled wood seat of the Dometic 320 series RV toilet offer unmatched comfort, unlike most smaller RV toilets.
- EFFECTIVE FLUSHING: The pressurized full-rim flush ensures a thorough bowl-clearing rinse every time, so you don't have to worry about any lingering odors or debris.
- DURABLE AND EFFICIENT: Made with 100% vitreous ceramic bowl, the Dometic 320 is built to last and withstand wear and tear. It is also designed to conserve water, using only one pint per flush to reduce water waste.
- EASY TO USE: The ergonomic foot pedal allows for easy operation. Press it partially to add water and fully to flush.
- FUNCTIONAL RIM DESIGN: The Dometic 320 toilet comes with a rim design that effectively prevents spills. This ensures that you can have a hassle-free toilet experience in your RV without worrying about making a mess.
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.
- [Space-Saving & Stylish Design]: Upgrade L-Shaped corner shower caddy is designed for making great use of corner space. Great shower organizer can organize most toiletries in the bathroom and help to create a clean finished look in your shower. Extremely handy for shower organizing.
- [Strong Adhesive & Sturdy]: The adhesive is super sticky for flat surfaces and provides a strong hold up to 40 lbs. Shower caddy is very sturdy to hold big bottles, such as gallon size shampoo and conditioner, body wash and other fairly heavy items. Please note: This shower shelf fits 90 degrees wall corner only, not suitable for rounded or curved corner space.
- [No Drilling & Easy installing]: No tools or drilling is required. Shower corner shelves are easy to install with the large-area adhesive. Simple installation: First, ensure that area is cleaned and dry before installing. Second, draw a line with an erasable marker to mark the position where the adhesive will be placed. Third, stick the adhesive hooks to wall. Finally, place shelves on the adhesive hooks.
- [Suitable Walls & Occasions]: Shower corner organizer can be installed on the smooth tile, marble, glass, wood wall and solid metal walls. Perfect addition to bathroom, toilet, kitchen, powder room and living room. Nice looking and versatile corner organizers!
- [Premium Material & Package Contents]: Corner shower organizer is made of stainless steel, coated with rustproof paint and the solid frame wire is much more thickened than old version shower caddies. Package included: 2 x corner shower caddy, 4 x adhesive, 4 x plastic hook, 2 x toothpaste holder.
- 🚿Space-Saving L-Shaped Design: This “L” Shape of the corner shower caddy is designed for making full use of corner space. With the large-area adhesive, the capacity of the corner shower caddy is up to 40 lbs, which is equal to 19 bottles of 34oz shampoo/shower gel/body lotion weight. Note: This shower caddy fits 90 degrees wall corner, not suitable for rounded or curved corner space.
- 🛀🏻Rust-Proof and Thicker Solid Frame: The corner shower caddy frame is made of stainless steel, coated with rustproof paint, and thickened wire than those shower caddies on the market. This adhesive shower caddy remains rust-free and maintains a high sheen for years.
- 🧼Humanized 12 Hooks and Soap Holder: 12 hooks of the adhesive shower caddy and separated soap holder design solved storage problems. Leaving more space for bath sponges, razors, bath brushes, and other washing accessories on this corner shower caddy.
- 🚿Easy to Install and Remove: This black corner shower caddy is easy to install with the adhesive instead of the suction cup. Note: Heat the adhesives with a hairdryer to relocate the adhesive shower caddy, no trace will be left and no damage to walls.
- 🛁Suitable for Various Walls: Smooth tile, marble, tempered glass, wood wall, and solid metal is suitable for installing this bathroom shower organizer. Suitable for bathroom, toilet, kitchen, powder room, etc. Wallpaper wall, stucco wall, lime wall, or the concrete wall is not recommended. This corner shower caddy includes 2 × adhesive shower caddies, 1 × soap holder, 5 × adhesive stickers, 1 × user manual.
- Stainless steel; The towel hook constructed of high quality stainless steel, 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).
- 【SIMPLE STYLE DESIGN】Towel hook is made of high-quality 304 stainless steel.Towel hooks for bathrooms with a sturdy extended long straight handle, ending with perfect bending. Stylish towel hooks, beautiful and fashionable. Suitable for your bedroom,bathroom,kitchen,and office.
- 【APPLICABLE SURFACES】This towel rack is wall mounted, and the maximum load-bearing capacity is 16 lbs. These wall hooks are for hanging heavy duty, so you don't have to worry about falling. Bathroom towel hook can be installed on different surfaces such as marble, ceramic tile, wood, etc.
- 【EASY TO INSTALL AND REMOVE】 Towel holder for bathroom wall installation way is easy, You can screw-mounting with stainless steel screws and anchors in the package, drill bit recommend is 0.23inch(6mm). For the specific installation method, please refer to the picture steps, video or contact us.
- 【WATERPROOF RUST PROOF FUNCTION】Towel hooks for bathroom wall mounted made of high quality 304 stainless steel, waterproof and rust-proof, do not need to worry about the bathroom towel holder will fall off or rusting after suffering water. Suitable for all walls and wood, strong and durable, 16lb strong bearing capacity.
- 【WIDELY APPLICATION】 Bathroom hooks for towels are perfect for hanging robes, towels, hats, caps, bags, clothes, keys, loofahs, kitchen utensils, brushes, swimsuit, baseball caps, belts. This towel hanger for bathroom wall is a must-have for the home, kitchen, and bathroom. Compared with towel bar and towel rack, this bathroom hook is more space-saving. Help you save space, and keep your room tidy!