Due to a lack of extra space to work with, designing any small room can be a challenge. This is especially true of small bathrooms, which are supposed to feel comfortable and allow for easy movement from one area to another. Luckily, there are a number of strategies that can open up a small bathroom and help it to shine in design and function.
Tricking the Eye
One of the best ways to make any small room seem larger is to trick the eye into seeing more than what’s really there, and bathrooms have a few elements that make this a snap to pull off. An easy trick is to install a larger mirror that extends beyond the limits of the vanity counter; the more of the room that gets reflected, the bigger the room will seem. In a similar strategy, using a clear glass shower door instead of an opaque curtain opens the bathroom up to its true limits instead of an artificial one created by a curtain.
Another strategy for opening up a small bathroom is to eliminate anything that sticks out and invades the room’s precious free space. Mounting a towel rack on the shower door instead of the wall, installing a vanity counter with rounded edges, and utilizing built-in shelves and toilet paper holders are all simple ways to accomplish this. Just like in the kitchen, less clutter means a more functional space with extra room to move around in.
Simplifying Design Elements
A visually busy bathroom will make the space feel smaller and more crowded. Simplify a small bathroom’s look by limiting its walls and accessories to two basic colors, and install larger floor tiles, preferably on a diagonal, to create the illusion of more square footage. Also, be aware of the effects of small details: excessively small veins and designs in tiles or wood paneling will only make the entire room feel small.
Four Points Remodeling is among the Rochester and Pittsford region’s best home remodeling contractors. To learn more about how our experienced team can help you build the bathroom of your dreams, contact us online or call 585-385-0003 today.