Some bathrooms are so small you can barely turn around without bumping something when inside them. While master baths are typically larger, for guest or shared baths, it’s a common problem. Floor plans often designate minimal space for these bathrooms, leaving you feeling squished every time you close the door.
Instead of just accepting the idea of always feeling cramped, use of some of the following effective techniques for making your tiny bathroom feel more spacious:
If you have an itty bitty bathroom, mirrors are your friend. A large, well-placed mirror can make a small space feel much bigger. Another bonus is that the larger sized mirror will make it easier for two people to use it at the same time. Don’t be afraid to have the mirror extend over your vanity.
Traditionally, sinks and toilets are installed onto your bathroom floor. However, you can also opt for wall-mounted styles that will save you a bit of space and also help your bathroom feel bigger.
For example, a wall mounted sink with fixtures also mounted on the wall can save you a bit of space since you’ll reduce the profile. Opt for a long, thin, trough sink mounted in this way and you’ll really keep things slim.
Underneath a wall-mounted sink, you can slip your hamper, a small shelf-unit, or a basket for toilet paper and other bathroom essentials.
Looking for more mounting alternatives? Consider placing towel racks on the back of the door. Or, you can purchase a pedestal sink that also features a towel rack. Pedestal style sinks are also great for tucking into corners, leaving the rest of the room open for the toilet and shower.
When it comes to shower enclosures, a small bathroom really limits your options. However, sliding door glass enclosures function perfectly in these tiny spaces. In fact, glass is definitely the way to go as the transparency helps the bathroom feel more open.
You can also opt for a high quality shower curtain but, unless it’s clear, it won’t provide the same open feeling that glass would.
Another trick is to ditch the big bathtub. Instead, you can install an attractive walk-in shower that will also save you floor space.
Vertical space is more plentiful in a small bathroom than floor space. So, take advantage of it! Add in shelving or storage units that go above the toilet. You can even install cabinets in vertical fashion to make best use of the wall space.
Choose lighter colors for your bathroom walls and tiles to help it feel more open and spacious and avoid small, busy patterns.
Instead of small tiles, go for larger ones that will help the room feel bigger.
Another common practice is to hang artwork or photographs of outdoor scenes and landscapes. This will trick your eye into thinking the space is bigger than it is.
So, even if you have minimal space to work with, you can still achieve an attractive design that doesn’t feel cramped. With a bit of creativity, you can create a bathroom that serves its functions, but is also roomier and more comfortable.