Even if your bathroom is small and you don’t have the space to actually expand it in size, it at least doesn’t have to feel cramped. Here are a few ideas for how remodel to make your bathroom look bigger despite the limited space:
1. Light Colors
Simply lightening the color of walls, cabinets, or tiles can go a long way to making a room appear larger. Simple, white tile that extends to the ceiling, for example, will give the illusion of a more open space and will also help give the room that beautiful and popular farmhouse chic look. Additionally, if you paint any trim or moldings a lighter color than the ways, you give the illusion that the wall are farther away than they are.
2. Larger Mirrors
Mirrors are a classic way of making a room look bigger because it literally looks like there is more of the room. Think of a restaurant that you thought had twice as many tables because it had a whole mirror wall. Larger mirrors that reach from floor or sink to ceiling help make a room look bigger by drawing your eyes up instead of giving them a stark line to stop at.
3. Glass Doors
An opaque shower curtain or door makes the room feel smaller because the room appears to end where the curtain or door is. Having a clear glass door installed instead adds more visible space to the room, making it look bigger.
4. Simple Decor
The busier the walls or the counters look, the smaller and more cramped the room will feel. When choosing your decor, be selective. Choose one larger wall hanging rather than a gallery wall to open up the room. Choose just one larger bath rug rather than several smaller ones. Storing things inside cabinets rather than the back of the counter has a similar effect.
5. Recessed Shelving
A room feels bigger when there is more empty floor space. Getting rid of a large cabinet or vanity and using a smaller trash can can go a long way to making the room feel bigger. In order to get rid of those standing storage options, try adding recessed shelving in the walls that won’t take up any floor space. (Pro tip: painting recessed shelving a lighter color than the walls makes the room look bigger in two ways at once.)
Call S&K Remodeling to get started on any of these projects or your own creative solution!