Tips for Remodeling a Small Bathroom
A bathroom should be a relaxing oasis regardless of size. Small bathrooms can, however, pose design challenges. Here are 8 tips to help you create a functional, stylish, space-saving sanctuary.
Go for Clear Glass
Forego foggy glass or heavy shower curtains, which create a visual barrier. Instead opt for clear glass doors. The clear glass creates a spacious feel and expands the appearance of livable square footage.
Tile to the Ceiling
Take shower tile up to the ceiling. The less contrast in a room, the larger it appears.
Light and Airy
Neutral colors make a space feel larger and create a calming environment. Keep tile, trim and walls in the same light tone. Think white, beige, blue and green. Blending the tile and wall colors will make the room appear larger.
Strategically Place Mirrors
Mirrors create the illusion of more space. Light bounces off of mirrors, which helps make a room appear bigger. Choosing the right size and placing of mirrors can immensely impact a space.
Light Up the Room
You will need adequate light for your daily routine. Be sure to include a combination of recessed lighting and vanity fixtures for optimal illumination.
Eliminating enclosed cabinets can open up a room. A wall mounted or pedestal sink can make a room feel more spacious. If storage is a concern, opt for a floating vanity or one with feet to give the illusion of more space.
Coordinate Fixture Finishes
Just as blending tile and wall colors make a room appear larger, coordinating fixture finishes creates a more cohesive appearance and trick the eye.
Bring the spa to your home while making the most of your small space. Use glass jars to store cotton balls, wicker baskets to hold towels, and a tray on top of the toilet to display lotions and soaps. Choose a luxurious shower head. Incorporate plants or flowers to bring a natural feel to the room. Add texture and depth with towels and rugs.