Small bathroom ideas help you maximize small cluttered bathroom spaces making them look large and airy. Read on to know more about how to utilize small bathroom spaces to make them look more comfortable and functional.
Most people wish that their bathrooms felt and looked bigger. Well, unless you are living in a custom-built home, then you too like me must be wishing that the bathroom spaces were larger without looking depressing and claustrophobic all the time. Well, do not worry. With the help of these small bathroom ideas you can transform your dingy little bathroom into a place for relaxation and wellness, without of course, losing out on functionality.
Bathroom Ideas on a Budget
Before you decide to remodel a small bathroom, ideas and your budget should be jotted down. This helps you in allocating money for the paints, fixtures and other accessories for your bathroom. Do a scale map of the bathroom as it stands at the moment, using ordinary graph paper. Most of the plumbing supply pipes and other waste outlets can be difficult to change and move around, not to forget extremely expensive as well. So be realistic in your designs and how much of the bathroom space you can change. Include costs for contractors, electricians and plumbers if you’re not a major fan of DIY projects.
Colours and Bathroom Tiles
Pale, pastel colours, neutrals or the usual whites tend to give an illusion of space to any room including your small bathrooms. These cool colours can be paired off with strong, bright colours for the accessories and towels. This helps in brightening up the space while making it look larger and airier. While some people opt for bold reds and oranges to rev up small spaces, they can make a smaller bathroom look and feel constrained. For tiled walls, use different coloured or patterned tiles on top of the walls to draw eyes upwards. Just like the walls, the floor needs to be done up in lighter coloured tiles like tan greys and light blues.
Cabinets and Drawers
When it comes to small bathrooms, storage is the key to a clutter free, clean look. For this you can organize drawers and cabinets to maximize countertop space and minimize clutter. Open shelving makes the space appear bigger by allowing you to see all the way to the wall. Under-sink storage and towel bars create a clutter-free countertop. A floating vanity or a pedestal sink takes up less space without compromising style. These are available in a range of designs, colours and styles. Limit the items like storage shelves, hampers, and decorative items as they can take up too much space in the bathrooms. Sometimes small storage spaces just outside the bathroom, or in the hallway can help you save up valuable space and help you declutter.
Increasing the natural light in the room by installing a new window, or even putting in a skylight makes the space look airier and open. Moreover, additional light fixtures or using higher wattage bulbs makes the bathroom look brighter and more inviting, This extra bathroom lighting opens up the space and makes the wall look farther apart than they are. Adding mirrors to the room helps to capture all of the available light and reflect it back into the room making it look brighter and much more spacious as the reflection makes the walls look farther apart.
Other Very Small Bathroom Ideas
Use small and deep bathtubs or glass shower enclosures to give the illusion of space in small baths. You should also be mindful of a door swing as the opening and closing of the door can take up some space in the room.