Many houses these days, in order to be affordable, are built with small floor areas. However, small does not necessarily mean ordinary. An important part of the modern house is the bathroom. In fact, it is here where people spend a considerable amount of time preparing themselves for either a day’s work or a day’s rest.
So how does one improve on a bathroom built on minimum space? Is it really possible to design a small bathroom without having it looking like it’s all cramped up? The answer is YES; listed below are our top tips for improving a small bathroom;
1. Use bright, light fresh colours for the bathroom.
Bright colours on the wall make the room look a lot wider than it seems. Even the colour of the shower curtain affects the overall look of the room. Think of it as an optical illusion that tricks you into thinking that you do actually have the space.
2. Choosing the right tiles
Just like other parts of your home, the colours you choose for your bathroom will affect how the room feels, and how it makes people in the room feel. Opt for a neutral colour tiles with an simple pattern. Avoid complex colour patterns as this can seem overwhelming and a bit discomforting, which are two characteristics you don’t want your bathroom to have.
- Dark colors: can make the room feel small and cramped.
- Light colors: can make the room feel broad and expansive.
- Mixed colors: offer a unique design, but should be used in small sections so they aren’t overwhelmin
3. Change up the Flooring
Just like light colours on the walls, light colours on the flooring of the small bathroom will help make the bathroom appear roomier and more open. Lighter colour floors will help reflect the light and give the impression of an open and airy space.
4. Change the vanity unit
Rather than keeping that big and bulky vanity, why not replace it with a small vanity or pedestal sink? By reducing the size of the vanity, you will free up additional wall space, giving the illusion of a larger room. Modern bathroom vanities in different styles offer a great amount of functionality without having to take up much space.
5. Bring in More Light
Adding additional lighting in a small bathroom can make a world of difference in the way the space in the bathroom is perceived. A great amount of lighting in a small bathroom helps in creating the illusion of space. Adding a window, if possible, brings in natural light and gives an airy feel to the room. Bulbs with higher wattage appear brighter making a small bathroom seem more breathable as well.
Placing additional mirrors in the bathroom will help to capture all of the available light and reflect it back into the room to make it brighter. Adding extra mirrors to the room will also add depth to the room, as the mirrors reflect each other and make the walls appear farther away. Besides the mirrors, choose the accessories and the ornaments that you plan to place inside the bathroom. Except for the mirrors, it would be advisable to minimalist when it comes to decorating a small bathroom. Try to avoid clutter since clutter makes a room look a lot smaller. In fact, you should try to place only the bare essentials in a small bathroom.
Finally, when designing a bathroom, one should coordinate on the design and style of all components of his bathroom. This holds true regardless of the bathroom’s size. One of the main objectives in designing a bathroom is to make the user feel comfortable in that given space. Uncoordinated designs do affect the overall look of the bathroom. They make big bathrooms look smaller and they make small bathrooms look unbearable.
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