Living with a small bathroom can be a challenge, but if you’re planning a bathroom renovation, you’ll be glad to know that there are some simple steps you can take to make your space look and feel bigger. By making a few smart design, fixture, and accessory choices, you can maximize your bathroom’s style and efficiency. Start with these quick tips.
Keep Things Light and Bright
Dark colors and contrasting hues can make a tiny bathroom feel like a cave, so be sure to choose lighter shades for everything from your wall paint to your furnishings. However, this doesn’t mean everything should be white. Some trendy options include soft gray, seafoam green, butter yellow, or icy blue.
Consider Using High-End Tile
One of the advantages of doing a bathroom renovation in a small space is that you have fewer square feet to cover. This means you may be able to splurge on your flooring and wall tile, giving you virtually limitless design options. If you want to add a bit more luxury, consider adding radiant heating underneath your floor tiles.
Create the Illusion of Height
You can visually raise your bathroom ceiling, creating the appearance of additional space. Start by replacing large crown molding with thinner pieces that are painted the same color as the ceiling. You can also play with lighting. For example, replacing a ceiling fixture with recessed lighting and adding wall sconces that direct light upward will make your ceiling look higher.
Choose Clear Glass Shower Doors
While it doesn’t offer privacy, a clear glass shower door adds the appearance of space by making your shower an extension of the bathroom, rather than a separate, closed-off area. Frameless shower doors reduce visual clutter, making the space look even larger. Pairing this with attractive shower tile will also add additional visual interest.
Don’t Rule Out the Bathtub
If you love taking baths, you may be excited to learn that a tub may not be out of the question. While a standard-sized tub may not fit, there are several different types of walk-in tubs and Japanese soaking tubs that have a very small footprint.
Add Some Luxury Upgrades
Finally, remember that some luxury upgrades – like bidet seats, towel warmers, built-in speakers, and high-end shower heads don’t take up any extra space. These types of upgrades can have a big impact in a small room. As you plan out your bathroom renovation, take some time to research your options and choose a few special features that appeal to you.
Schedule a Bathroom Renovation Consultation
These are just a few of the ways you can optimize a small space during your bathroom renovation. If you’re looking for even more inspiration, schedule a consultation with one of our design experts. We’ll help you get over the tiny-bathroom blues and create a beautiful new space that you’ll love using for years to come.