Taking on home renovations is becoming more and more common, as many people fall into the DIY movement. One room many DIY’ers may find themselves struggling with is their bathrooms. Most people love the idea of having a spa-like bathroom, but loving your bathroom does not have to be dependent on its square footage.
It may not be easy to enlarge your current bathroom, but there are plenty of tips and tricks for making your small bathroom feel more spacious. Here are the top 6 ways to maximize your small bathroom space, to help you create an inviting, organized retreat.
Rather than hanging shower curtains across the tub or having a shower separated by a tile wall, use glass. By using clean,clear glass, you will create the illusion of a larger space, rather than having the space visually end where the shower begins. This helps you take advantage of already existing square footage that was previously cut off from the rest of the room.
Lighting is incredibly important in making a room feel larger. Windows, windows, windows,people! Allowing natural light into a room does wonders for the appearance of space. It will make the room feel more open, and by making the outdoors visible, will add a new aspect of depth to the room.
Organization is key. A small bathroom will likely already feel cramped, and adding clutter to that will only make it worse.Utilizing a small bathroom is not only about appearance, but also about maximizing usable space as well.
Take advantage of the space you already have, and add floating shelves above the toilet or around the sink and mirror. Shelves have a more open, less bulky feeling than cabinets, and offer plenty of stylish storage.
Dark colors will only make your small bathroom feel small and closed in, especially if there is no natural light coming into the room. To make your bathroom feel more open and airy, opt for lighter color schemes.
Focus on more neutral, natural hues, such as whites, beiges, and greys, and bring life into the room with small pops of bright color in the décor.
Increase Floor Space
Using pedestal sinks or floating vanities to increase visible floor space can have a huge impact on the look and feel of a small bathroom. Pedestal sinks, however, are only beneficial if you have alternative storage options available.
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As you can see, there are many ways in which you can maximize your small bathroom space without making complicated, expensive changes. Shelving, paint, and vanity options are small, easy changes to make to your bathroom that can have huge visual impact.
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If you are considering remodeling your small bathroom, or have already started, try implementing some of these recommendations, and see the space open up before your eyes.