A full functional, clean, bright and comfortable bathroom can easily increase the value of your home and make it more inviting to guests. Sadly, bathrooms have become the most ignored room in many homes for various reasons. Even if your bathroom only has a few windows and limited space, you can still manage to brighten up the space and make it more stylish and inviting to use. As a matter of fact, regardless of your set budget, you can still find a way to improve and transform your bathroom’s appearance and appeal.
To visually expand a small bathroom, you can use different shades of the same base color. It is best to apply wide horizontal lines or bands to produce a plumping effect, but narrow ones can provide the maximum effect in a small bathroom. For a lighter effect, you can also use a metallic tone for the bands or incorporate a mirror or an art object, so that the reflected light can give the illusion of more space. However, you need to remember to avoid over doing the glitz as it can look dated quickly. You can also place the sink off center instead of the middle of the counter to create more space and useable surface.
Visually Balance Your Space
When you have a limited bathroom space, always consider visual balance. When you have too much art applied on the walls or have excessive decorations on the shelf, your bathroom will appear to be more cramped. Bear in mind that at least 40% of your bathroom walls must have negative or empty space in order to create a healthy mental environment that is highly desired in a bathroom. Opt for soothing calm patterned tiles as well as a mirrored medicine cabinet and an over the sink mirror to add the depth of illusion.
Add Shelves Wherever You Can
Though your bathroom may have only four walls just like a box, you should not settle for it to look like one. If you can make holes in those walls, do not hesitate. In fact, US Storage Centers, a company that offers various storage solutions ideas says, “Making the most out of the wall space, means making the most storage space. Add individual shelves, or shelving units and don’t forget about the space above the toilet.” However, if you have an existing bath in your bathroom, avoid disturbing the shower or tiles around it. Instead, use a space in the drywall over the toilet or sink for seamless recessed shelving.
Get Space From An Adjacent Room
Did you know that you could add more space to your bathroom by getting space from an adjacent room? A laundry or closet room near your bathroom can be transformed into the extra space you need to make your current bathroom more comfortable or to build a new one. Simply more the washer and dryer to the kitchen and make the changes. When you design your new space, do not forget to mount the vanity on the wall, but leave at least 16 inches of empty space from the floor to the bottom of the cabinet. This is will create the illusion of more space.