Tips for Maximizing Space in a Small BathroomVolkan Agbas
Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, but even small ones can be maximized, with the right storage and styling. Are you looking for some fresh ways to make the most of your bathroom?
Here are some tips for maximizing space in a small bathroom.
Small bathrooms offer tons of opportunities for you to get creative with storage. There are lots of great and ergonomic shelving options that can open up your bathroom space and maximize storage opportunities.
Create lots of vertical storage above door or shower frames, where you can keep extra towels, toiletries, and more. Put a shelf (you could even find one with a built-in towel rack) to mount above the toilet. Think about the highs and lows – lower storage pieces will be sure not to impede your lighting, and tall shelves help you maximize space you won’t have much use for otherwise.
Mirrors are one of the easiest ways to expand the feel of a room. You can do multiple tall mirrors to create height, or install oversized mirrors to increase the depth and light in your small bathroom. Mirrors can also have simple but bold frames to spice up the interior.
Sliding doors increase wall space in small rooms and better aid the movement of cramped bathroom space. If it’s not possible to fit a sliding or recessed door into your bathroom design, make sure your bathroom door swings outward, to keep that wall space open.
Here are some quick tips about using color in your bathroom to create an expansive feel:
- Whites and neutrals add a bigger and brighter feel
- Clashing colors create too much movement in a small space. Stick to a complementary and simple palette
- Adding a glossy sheen to a dark paint color can increase the effectiveness of bathroom lights
- Add small pops of color like bright and vibrant towels, window and door frames, or accessories like towel racks and toothbrush holders
Avoid Using Lots of Small Elements
Having lots of small details, décor, and fixtures can actually make a room feel smaller. Dress up the design elements with large and simple patterns, rather than tiny, ornate details.
Using larger tiles in a smaller bathroom may seem counterintuitive, but it actually gives your room the feeling of being larger. You can also place the tiles on a diagonal, and lay fewer grout lines.
Floor-to-ceiling wall tiles can also add cleanliness and height to the space.
If your bathroom doesn’t have much natural light and you don’t have the means or the space to install larger windows, you can use recessed lighting. Recessed lighting can still brighten up the space without taking up any real estate on the walls or ceiling.
Floating or wall mount vanities are another great way to maximize space. Since the vanity doesn’t rest on the floor, you can use the unique design to maximize storage and free up floor space.
Anve has a range of wall mount vanities to fit any size bathroom.
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