Making a small bathroom appear bigger may seem like a big task to most, but there are actually many small changes that homeowners can do to maximize their space. From small budget changes to major renovations, you can take your washroom from little to luxurious with these 10 ideas!
- Add skylights or opaque windows to give the room more natural lighting. Natural light creates airiness and the illusion of a larger space while reducing shadows and other elements that cause the space to look smaller than necessary.
- Swap out your big, bulky cabinets for smaller fixtures, especially if your storage space is underused.
- Get the clutter off of your toilet tank. If you’re in the habit of stacking magazines, toilet paper and other items on the back of your tank, you’re largely adding to your own problem! This creates the illusion of a cluttered area, which in turn makes your bathroom look small. Instead, invest in a solution that will store your items in a clean and effective way.
- Use opaque or clear glass enclosures around the tub and bath rather than shower curtains.
- Bold colors will make a bigger statement and will help distract the bathroom’s users from its small size.
- White on white is a classic and effective way to open up a room. It also helps the bathroom to appear clean, even when slightly cluttered.
- Lots of loud patterns will add to a cluttered feel. Keep wallpaper, curtains and towels toned down to avoid a busy space.
- Floating fixtures are like optical illusions that help create space! When adding additional items to your bathroom, search for ones that can be hung, rather than ones that sit on the floor.
- Tile the shower wall from the floor to the ceiling. This will raise the eyes to the ceiling making the bathroom appear larger and the ceilings seem higher.
- Install mirrors on any available wall space! Mirrors reflect light and create the illusion that the room goes further than it actually does. It will expand the entire space and make it seem more open. Consider using mirrors you can adjust so you can arrange them at an angle that will give you optimal light and depth.
There are many ways to add space to even the smallest bathrooms! Get creative, utilize light and eliminate dark colors where possible. This will lead to a larger looking area without the need for expensive renovations!