3 Tips for Remodeling a Small Bathroom

Interior of modern bathroomWhen it comes to your bathroom, planning a remodel can be a daunting task. While some may be easier than others, we often have difficulty figuring out how to fit everything in that we want added, especially in small bathrooms. But there are many ways to make a smaller sized bathroom feel bigger than it actually is. Here are a few insider tips to making your bathroom appear bigger when starting a small bathroom remodel.

Start by using similar textures and color tones. One way to do this is by wrapping the tile you use in your shower around the entirety of the bathroom. By extending the tile beyond the shower, you are creating longer lines and a more uniform space. If you do not want to use the same exact tile, paint with similar color tones throughout the bathroom, such as varying shades of light blue. Avoid contrasting colors like having white tile in the shower and then painting the walls a dark color. It will break up your bathroom and make it look smaller rather than larger.

Don’t underestimate the power of a good, large mirror. Mirrors can reflect natural light and make appear twice as big. Having a mirror that stretches across your bathroom counter and extends to the ceiling is a great way to make the most of a small bathroom wall. While it may be tempting to hang two smaller, more decorative mirrors, especially if you have two sinks, this creates wasted space on the wall and breaks up the room into sections. The goal is to create one single, flowing area that looks spacious.

Finally, use clear glass for your shower door. Curtains and textured glass, while offering privacy, create optical barriers in your bathroom that act as extra walls. By using clear glass in your small bathroom remodel, the area opens up to create a more extended looking space.

While each of these tips offer different ways to play around with the space you have, the idea behind them is the same: the goal in a small bathroom remodel is to create the optical illusion of more space than is actually there. In other words, practically avoid dividing up a small space into even smaller units. The more long lines and unseen barriers you use, the more open and inviting your space will become. Happy remodeling!


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