No matter how big or small it is, a bathroom can always be remodeled in a way to follow the looks and functionality of the rest of your house. With these simple designer tricks, you will learn how to make tiny and tight spaces grow visually.
The first and the most important tip is to try keeping everything the same color or tone as much as you can. For example, the combination of light tile and dark walls (or vice versa) will visually chop up the space and make it seem a lot smaller than it really is. But, if you want to have some contrast in there, do it with things that are objects such as cabinets or light fixtures, while everything else matches and creates a great backdrop.
The second color tip is to make your ceiling match your walls, especially if it is angled or has a few oddly shaped areas. This way, you will make those shapes disappear and expand the space visually as well.
Finally, make sure the color of the tile inside of the shower is blended with the color on the walls. This way, you will create an illusion of a much larger space.
Add big mirrors
Not just in the bathroom, but in every room in general, large mirrors are what creates the best illusion of the extra amount of space. Opt for a mirror that reaches all the way to the ceiling with lighting installations on top of it, which will add a bonus growth of the space and increase the impact of the light. On the other hand, if you have side by side sinks, whatever you do, make sure you stay away from double mirrors at all costs.
Use the space wisely
In other words, you need to know where to save on space. For example, if you are into big and luxurious baths and you just can’t live without one, make sure you save space somewhere else. A smart idea is to consider built-in shelves where you will store bath products and towels. Smart AND stylish.
Corner sink – oval sink
They are both great, but combined together they are just fabulous. When a bathroom is too small, even things such as a pedestal sink can disrupt the ‘traffic lane’ in there. Consider installing a corner sink across the toilet rather than across the shower to eliminate the awkwardness of walking around it. And by making your sink oval instead of square, you will save so much counter space, which you can use for towels, soaps and even a nice decoration such as a potted plant.
Improve your vanity
There are two ways to do so. Way number one is to ‘float’ your vanity above the floor. This way, not only you will make your bathroom visually bigger, but you will also increase the overall functionality of your vanity because you will free some space for small items. Way number two is to opt for a round vanity. Firstly, this way, you will eliminate the possible bruised hips, and secondly, they look way more stylish and modern than square ones. And yes, round items can work very well in square spaces.
Natural light is always the answer
Last but not least, the most neglected tip of them all. Natural light is something that is always desirable, and let’s be honest here – nothing is better than waking up in the morning and walking into a bathroom where the sunshine welcomes you. Yes, privacy in the bathroom is very important, but there is no need to cover your windows with dark coverings – that is like walling it up. Instead, opt for window covers that are translucent. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: sunlight and privacy.
If you, on the other hand, don’t have a window in your bathroom, consider installing a Solatube system to bring that natural light in there.
As you can see, when it comes to small spaces, in this case, small bathrooms, the key is to keep everything as functional and as light as possible, both in terms of color and light in general.