Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger
When it comes to your bathroom, it’s nice to be able to feel it isn’t such a tight squeeze. Space, to some extent, is in the mind so by implementing a few easy steps you can enhance and stretch it out. Here are some insights into commonly asked questions with regard to this.
1. What colors make a small bathroom look bigger?
The common assumption is that lighter colors create the illusion of space better than darker colors. This is only partially true; the real issue is how light is reflected and dispersed within your bathroom. For example, by choosing not just one but three shades of the same color you can create a sense of dimension and depth. Furthermore, you can use darker shades of color strategically, placing darker tiling or paintwork around the edge of a shower area or bathtub, areas that tend to be quite shiny and reflective of light. A color that is in the middle can take up most of the rest of your bathroom, while lighter coloring can be used for molding and trim. The overall effect of contrast will draw the eye into a deeper, more cavernous space than would have appeared if you had simply stuck to the same color throughout.
2. What is the best flooring for a small bathroom?
Ceramic tiles have the advantage of being water-resistant and straightforward to install. Some people think that smaller tiles will create a larger feel, but in fact, larger tiles are more effective at doing this. If you just prefer smaller tiles for whatever reason, make sure your grouting is neutral so that it blends in and doesn’t overwhelm your bathroom with a jarring effect.
A more natural look can provide your bathroom with a more dreamy, luxurious appearance. It can be anything from granite to slate to travertine to marble; it will have that extra ‘wow’ factor that can transform a space. The disadvantage is that it will need to be sealed yearly. However, if you don’t the inconvenience (and bear in mind it’s a pretty small space to be sealing), it could help magnify a regular space into a slightly larger appearance.
Luxury Vinyl Planks
High-quality vinyl planks retain a water-resistant, solid core, and the clear coating will protect against potential stains and scratches. They retain a spacious, forest-like feel due to their mimicry of stone or wood patterns. They don’t rest on glue or require nails but are inserted as a floating floor. The narrow-plank look will tactfully work in a smaller space; a wider-plank look could overwhelm it, so choose wisely.
3. How can I add storage to a small bathroom?
One great way to ‘create’ space is to have cabinets mounted on walls rather than adding furniture to your bathroom’s floor space. A modest shelf fitted between mirror and sink can store various toiletries and cosmetics, while a tactfully arranged vertical rack underneath your sink can fulfill a similar function. Glass shelving is best, where possible, due to the lack of blockage of light and space which it affords.
The more mirrors the better; they are great at magnifying space by reflecting and deflecting it superbly. A larger than a usual main over-the-sink mirror can work wonders in this regard; consider investing in one plus a range of smaller accompaniments.
Instead of having a separate towel rack, use your door, the back of which is rarely visible, thus freeing up more space. You can easily screw in towel rods or rails in order to get the best of this all too often ignored space.
The area above your bathroom door is an even more forgotten about space than the back of the bathroom door. It could be ideal for a shelf which can store a range of towels and other cleaning products that might not be needed every day.
An unconventional but useful idea is to use a plate rack, preferably 3 tiered, to store extra toiletries. An elegant, china version could even add that air of sophistication to your bathroom, allowing extra toiletries and perfumes to be showcased rather than buried away.
A spice rack need not just be for spices; it can hold anything which can fit into it. It can also be painted to match or complement your bathroom’s overall theme or color scheme, ensuring you’re utilizing as much vertical space as possible. Deodorants, surplus toothpaste, perfume, shower gels, and toothbrushes can be placed into it effectively, and without requiring you to add extra storage boxes or cabinets.
Overall, canny bathroom storage is probably the best way you can free up space within your bathroom. Tiling and paint choices, as well as mirrors and unusual shelving, can all play their part. You should end up feeling less stressed out and overcrowded as you go about your ablutions.