A bathroom can be a very well used room of any home. Whether big or small it is a functional space that needs to work for you and whoever else uses it. Which is why the bathroom can get so frustrating when it isn’t designed right. Sometimes people have small bathrooms; this might be in smaller houses or apartments. So it’s essential to be clever with your design to make sure this space remains usable and functional. So I thought I would share with you some nifty bathroom ideas to help spruce up a small space.
Well Placed Mirrors
Using mirrors in any rooms is a great way to make it appear bigger. So why wouldn’t you take advantage of this design tip in a small bathroom? A mirror can reflect the light and bounce it around the room, making the bathroom appear lighter and more spacious. You could consider a mirrored wall (great for light and spaciousness, not so much for self-esteem). A few well placed mirrors mounted strategically around the bathroom makes a bigger impact. You won’t believe the difference it will make.
Smart Storage Hides Clutter
Storage is key to making more use of a smaller space and room. The last thing you want is too much stuff cluttering up a window sill or shelves in your bathroom. There are a few options that you could consider. You might want to include a cabinet underneath your sink, although this may take up valuable space so make sure you measure it first. Or you could also consider a wall mounted cabinet or unit. Smart storage hides clutter and keeps things organized. Good storage will leave your bathroom looking clean and tidy and deceptively bigger.
Changing the Layout
If your bathroom feels tight then why not think about having only a shower unit instead of a bath. If that suits your needs and family, it can make a big difference. Don’t overlook the idea simply because you think you need a tub for children. Sometimes changing the layout can actually give you a more functional space. This is when seeking advice from experts on remodeling could be worthwhile. Just make sure they have A+ Construction Pro certificates to give you peace of mind. Sometimes thinking outside of the box can really help you make more of the space that you have.
Natural Colors Open Up the Space
When decorating your bathroom try and use light and airy colors rather than a dark or bright choice. Something bright and dark will only close the space in, no matter how much you love the color. Soft natural colors open up the space and are relaxing. A white or pastel shade of color will make the room appear larger. Light also makes a room feel big so make sure you utilize your windows and color coordinate any accessories. Fresh paint and a change of rugs, curtains, and towels is the quickest way to spruce up a small space.
Be Clever With Your Lighting
Finally, think about your lighting. Chances are your small bathroom does not have a big window that lets in much light. Be clever with your lighting. Spotlights or a fixture that fits close to the ceiling would be a good choice rather than something that hangs down. You don’t want a large light fixture taking up valuable space and closing your bathroom in. Spotlights are very bright and can direct the light where it is needed. Ventilation for those steamy showers is also something to consider. A fixture that combines exhaust fan and lighting is a great option. The bathroom is not the place you want to create shadows with your lighting. Task lighting over the sink/mirror in addition to the ceiling fixture will eliminate shadows. Good lighting will light up your bathroom and give it the feeling of being larger than it is.
I hope these ideas help you transform a small bathroom. The ideas range from small changes to a complete change of the layout. While these have been aimed at smaller rooms, they will work just as well for larger bathrooms.