Make a Small Bathroom Look Larger
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Many homes have small bathroom space, but at first glance it looks cramped. Too much stuff squeezed into that tiny space. There is hope, however. By making minor adjustments to the bathroom it will look larger. Since looks matter in selling, buying and remodeling take these tips below to heart.
Bathroom color visually makes a room larger or smaller deepening on what you do. Don’t paint the walls one color and have everything else another color. This makes the space small. Make it look larger by painting the whole bathroom the same color—preferably a light color. The ceiling should have the same paint color as the walls for maximum expansion upward. Blend tile color and wall color to be the same color. Paint the tiles the same shade as the bathroom so the shower/tub can unite with the rest of the space instead of looking like a separate space. The whole space looks larger visually.
Showers and bathtubs take up most of the space in the bathroom. Just looking at it makes the bathroom small. By making these changes it will look and feel larger. Take tiles to the ceiling. It’s unusual to do that, but it feels more spacey than the way most builders do it: they stop adding tile one inch or less below the ceiling and add edges. Attach shower designs throughout the rest of the bathroom. It makes it look consistent and clean; that makes the space expand. Tile designs should run outside of the shower and onto the bathroom walls. Designs on the shower floor should be the same design on the bathroom floor. Stopping one design and starting a completely different one makes the space choppy. Clear glass in showers opens up space in the bathroom; it feels like an extra wall.
Big mirrors in a small bathroom are a win-win. Trim or no trim one large mirror that reaches the ceiling makes the space grow. Mirrors in the bathroom must be placed in the right area for maximum results. Placing a mirror across the window expands the wall to makes it seem like there’s two windows in the same space. Placing a mirror toward the ceiling opens up the bathroom from the top. Add a few ceiling light fixtures at the top of the mirror, hanging above or across from the mirror makes the scenery complete without any remodeling.
Other information is as follows:
- Get as much natural light in the bathroom as possible.
- Open up the window to let the sunshine in.
- Use translucent window shade or stained glass for a mix of natural light and privacy.
- Add bathroom shelves or the medicine cabinets inside the wall instead of having the shelves stick out.