Working out of a cramped bathroom is no homeowner’s dream. Unfortunately, a lot of homes are plagued by small, contractor-grade bathrooms. And in some nightmarish situations, that one dinky bathroom is shared by three or more people. There are ways, however, that you can create the illusion of a larger bathroom! Stick around as we provide you with some handy-dandy remodeling tips for maximizing space in a small bathroom.
Let There Be Light
You can create an illusion of spaciousness in your cramped bathroom by simply upgrading the light fixtures in the room. The principle is to use what you have! Most bathrooms will have at least one lighting fixture, usually over the vanity or sink. For this area, we suggest that you stay away from exposed light fixtures that cast a harsh yellow glow. Instead, try swapping it for diffused lighting like a frosted-glass sconce. The soft glow of these lights will reflect off the mirrors in the room, casting a bright natural glow that can make the small room appear larger.
Create a Color Palette
For smaller bathrooms, try to stick with neutral colors. You can keep this palette consistent by choosing bath towels and hand towels in similar shades. Pro tip: rather than matching colors exactly, try choosing colors in slightly different shades of the same hue. This will keep a room feeling layered and personalized.
Play With Patterns
When in doubt about color, a safe bet is white. However, that doesn’t mean you need to restrict your creative flair! Playing with patterns in a small bathroom is an effective way to take the focus off the space’s small size, redirecting it wherever your pattern of choice is. The key to successfully incorporating patterns into your bathroom is scaling. Choose a medium-sized pattern, repeat it, and sprinkle it sparingly throughout the space.
Think about the bathroom trifecta for a moment; you’ve got a bath and/or shower, a vanity, and a toilet. In a small bathroom, these elements can crowd each other—especially if they are scaled to fit a standard-sized bathroom. Keeping visible floor space in mind is a great way to avoid visually crowding the space. Some solutions could include:
- Tub-to-shower conversion
- A floating sink
- A curved vanity
Partner With a Reliable Remodeler
When all is said and done, one of the best ways to remodel your small bathroom is to partner with a reliable bathroom remodeler. For Long Island homeowners, that specialist is Bathroom Buddy Remodeling. Our goal is to streamline the bathroom remodeling process, helping you along the way to ensure you find products that suit your style and functional preferences. In addition to offering bath and shower replacements, we also offer 3-day bathroom remodels. This comprehensive service addresses the wet and dry areas of your bathroom and is completed efficiently for your total satisfaction.
To learn more about our bathroom remodeling services, contact Bathroom Buddy Remodeling today.