Did you fall in love with your new home even though the bathroom was on the small side? Or are you preparing to stage your home for sale and you want to show the bathroom in the best possible light? There are many ways that you can make your small bathroom look and feel larger. Here are the best tips we’ve found to maximize your bathroom without major renovations.
Choose light colors
When your bathroom is small, you want to bring in as much light as possible. For this reason, it’s important to choose pale, light colors. Take it a step further by painting the walls and ceiling the same color and using the same color tiles on the floor. Using too many colors in a small room chops up the visual space. By painting everything the same color, the eyes can move around freely.
Install a pedestal sink
If you have a large vanity in your small bathroom, then the room is going to feel cramped. Instead, opt for a pedestal sink or a wall-mounted sink. Though you may lose some storage space under the sink, your room will feel much larger. Opt to store bathroom essentials in a nearby linen closet instead.
Reflect with mirrors
Do you have some extra wall space in your bathroom? Then why not install a mirror or two? Mirrors hung in the bathroom will help to reflect both light and space, making the room look and feel bigger.
If there is any room in the house where you need to banish clutter, it’s in a small bathroom. Clutter – especially small items – will make the room feel small. Eliminate items crowded around the sink and limit how much art you hang on the walls, if any.
Instead of using a more rigid bathmat, choose one that can drape over the side of the tub or on a towel bar when not in use. The room will appear larger when there is no visual obstruction on the floor.
Raise the shower bar
You can use the same trick that you use on curtains around your house in your bathroom. Hang the shower bar at ceiling level. By doing so, it makes the eye travel up and makes the room feel taller. The same is true for window treatments if you have them. Hang them high and keep them simple and light.
Choose open shelving
If you have shelf space in your bathroom, you can make the room seem bigger by removing cabinet doors. Display towels, soaps, and canisters in a pleasing way – they can be both decorative and functional.
Invest in luxurious finishes
Take your small bathroom to the next level by swapping out faucets, towel bars and lighting fixtures. Just a small investment in a more luxurious design will make your bathroom feel serene and elegant.
Trade frosted glass for clear
Finally, if you have a shower door that’s made with frosted glass, consider changing it to clear glass. This will allow your eyes to travel around the room and make it feel bigger.