Good things come in small packages, right? The same goes for this tiny bathroom of yours. Don’t look at it right now! Just wait until your small bathroom remodel is over and see what can be achieved with some good planning and imagination. Although you are missing the space and things are quite tight, a small bathroom can be transformed into a very elegant room – comfortable too. Just look at the bright side – in a small bathroom, you just reach and get. Should we tell you about some tricks to make your small bathroom renovation work?
Light the bathroom up
Bathroom lighting is essential. Put that at the top of the bathroom remodeling list. Talking about artificial lighting here, incorporate both task and ambient lighting. You need bright lights to get ready for work and ambient light to relax.
Having sufficient levels of brightness – even more, in bathrooms is a must, especially if we are talking about small spaces. Good lighting makes small bathrooms more inviting, even looking bigger, and take away the gloominess. To make them work in favor of your preferred bathroom design and personal style, choose lighting fixtures appealing to you.
Go neutral, be bold
Yes, you can use one wall as the focal point in the bathroom and so, paint it green, lime, yellow, or blue. But going neutral and letting the accessories do all the talking is safer, when it comes to tight spaces. Don’t let the word ‘neutral’ bore you. The choices in this hue family are quite a lot. And you may not know that some neutrals – black included, are considered bold colors too. So go all black or white and be sure, you’ll be making a bold statement.
The advantage of whites and all neutrals is that they make the space feel bigger, they create a sense of freedom and tranquility.
Invite glass in
Glass in the form of doors – like the shower doors, are still there to protect from water splashes but they are actually ‘ghost’ barriers, not visual barriers. And so, the small bathroom looks and feels bigger. There’s an illusion of openness – so needed in small spaces. These are also the reasons why big mirrors and plenty of mirrors are often used in small bathrooms. They create reflections, making the space feel larger.
All bathrooms need fixtures, but not all fixtures are ideal for all bathrooms. You need to scale down when it comes to that and actually, all pieces of furniture you bring in the bathroom. There isn’t space for big items, whether in the form of accessories, furniture, or fixtures. So, forget about the idea of squeezing a tub – or anything, for that matter. If it fits – even a small tub, that’s perfectly alright. If it doesn’t, that’s alright. A walk-in shower is more convenient, anyway.
To make the small bathroom both beautiful and functional, put priorities in terms of your needs. For example. If you need extra countertop space, it’s best to have a big countertop, even if you have to sacrifice some shower space. Or, let’s see it the other way around. If you hardly jump into the tub and prefer to shower, why try to squeeze one?
Let things float
Floating bathroom sinks and toilets give the impression of ampler space. Having a wall-mount toilet is even better since you’ll be saving space too. Plus, it will be easier to clean the bathroom if nothing is in contact with the floor.
Create built-in storage
All bathrooms need some storage space – small baths even more. It’s best to have the bathroom remodeler create built-in storage room. The benefits of that? It won’t get in your way. It will be easier for you to clean the bathroom. You can take advantage of the empty walls or the vertical zone of the room and thus, create lots of storage room in a petit bathroom. Plus, the aesthetic results are great. The storage will be integrated in the whole and won’t be noticed. One great idea for both function and beauty.
A small bathroom shouldn’t be deprived from some special items and design ideas due to its size. You just need to show some imagination and consider your personal style. For example, you can make a difference by getting really special hardware and accessories – anything from brass faucets to vintage wastebaskets. Or you can use vintage tiles for the bathroom floor or as the backsplash. Or you may hang a very nice pendant – even a chandelier. There are all sorts of ways to make the small bathroom interesting and comfortable – not boring at all.