Despite the fact that bathrooms are undoubtedly a key component of the home, they are often not allocated the square footage they deserve. Whether it’s a temporary apartment or your forever home, there’s a good chance your cramped bathroom isn’t living up to its full potential. The good news is that with a little creativity and Siema as the bathroom experts, you can transform your small space into a functional bathroom oasis. Here are five ways to make your small bathroom look bigger.
When it comes to colour in your small bathroom, experts agree that you have two options. The first and more popular option is to commit to a white or off white colour scheme. Painting your walls a light colour can make your room look both brighter and more spacious, especially when paired with other white and grey accents. Consistent colour will create continuity in the room, contributing to the appearance of open space.
Conversely, many designers suggest using this small space to experiment with colour and bold patterns. Accent walls, unique tiles, colourful and fun wallpaper will all add visual interest to the room. While this trick might not make your space look bigger, it will distract from its limited size. Whatever your decision, don’t forget to have your ceiling painted. Painting the ceiling the same colour as your walls also helps create the illusion of more space.
The best part about having a small bathroom? The fact that a painter and tile installation specialist can have this portion of the project wrapped up in just a couple of days, leaving you with a brand new look in no time.
Bathroom Vanities and Storage
One of the worst things about a small bathroom is the lack of storage. Between towels and toiletries, your bathroom has to be able to hold and hide a wide variety of products. Because conventional storage options like a large vanity aren’t an option for most small bathrooms, many homeowners choose to invest in customized storage solutions. Siema have many bathroom vanity options for small, medium and large bathrooms.
Shelving can be created for all the room’s available nooks and crannies. Consider having shelves installed above and next to the toilet, along the corners of the room or built into your shower.
Fixtures and Faucets
In the case of a powder room, the fixture that likely takes up the most room will be your vanity. Luckily, vanities now come in a variety of styles and shapes perfect for unconventional spaces. Sinks are built slimmer and longer to fit into narrower countertops.
It is always nice to have a glass panel instead of relying on a shower curtain. This not only takes up less room physically than a shower curtain but it will also create continuity in the space. Showers are often the most important part of a bathroom renovation. You could opt for a built-in curbless shower. Not only do these options take up minimal room, but they can also be extremely aesthetically pleasing.
Lighting is not only vital for creating ambience, but it also has a huge impact on the perceived size of a room. If you’re lucky enough to have a window in your small bathroom, use mirrors to maximize the amount of natural light in the space. Features such as pendant lights above a vanity will lead the eye upwards and draw your attention towards the open space above.
When you’re ready to make a change and renovate your small bathroom, contact Siema to get started.