When it comes to unwinding in our homes, many people overlook the importance of a comfortable bathroom. Bathrooms can be a personal sanctuary; a place where we go at the end of a stressful day to refresh and renew. However, if your bathroom is small and cluttered, finding comfort there might be a challenge. If you’re not satisfied with the design of your small bathroom, these 5 tips can help it be a room that’s more comfortable than you thought possible.
Remove Large Lighting Fixtures - Go With Recessed Lighting
A good source of light should be your first choice in making your bathroom feel more spacious. Larger fixtures like chandeliers will only make your bathroom feel more cluttered, so these should be avoided. Choosing recessed lighting allows you to hide the fixture in the ceiling, saving the most amount of space possible. Not only will it create more open space, but its soft glow will also blur your bathroom’s boundaries, making it appear even larger.
An even better option than recessed lighting is to utilize as natural lighting. If possible, you may consider installing larger windows or even a skylight to allow as much natural light into your bathroom as possible.
Choose a Soft Color Schemes
A common “space creating” strategy in any room of the house is to use soft, light colors. Neutral or pastel hues can alter your perception of your bathroom’s size, creating the illusion of more space. If you’re worried about neutral colors making your bathroom feel
dull, you can always use bold colored accessories like towels to personalize your bathroom for an extra sense of charm.
Place a Large Mirror
When it comes to buying a new mirror for your small bathroom, go big! Combining a large mirror with your soft color scheme is a great way of creating the illusion of space. Choosing a flat mirror for your wall rather than on a medicine cabinet or vanity will free up even more space, allowing your small bathroom to open up.
Small Sink will do the Job
Choosing a smaller sink can be your bathroom’s biggest space saver. Vanity sinks are popular because they offer a storage solution, but they also take up a large amount of floor space. Choosing pedestal sink or a wall mounted corner sink can really open up the floor space in your bathroom. If you rely on vanity storage you’ll need to find another storage solution, but the space you save might be worth the trade-off.
Maximize Storage Space
The size of your bathroom doesn’t have to inhibit your storage options. There are many storage solutions you can use to free up space in your small bathroom. Installing a built-in storage unit is a must, as it allows you access to your toiletries without taking up any space. Open shelving units above your toilet are another great option as they allow you more storage space without sacrificing any square footage, and everyone should consider a recessed medicine cabinet behind their mirror.
We hope these 5 ideas provided some inspiration for your small bathroom. Our designers at Divine Remodeling are here to help, and we pride ourselves on being able to turn rooms like your bathroom into a space to be proud of. Call us today today about your remodeling needs to receive a free quote.