Dealing with small spaces can be frustrating. Even with plenty of possession purging and rearranging, homeowners often still feel unhappy with the outcome of the space. One of the most common rooms that tends to feel cramped is the bathroom. Homeowners want spacious bathrooms that leave plenty of room to relax, get ready, and comfortably fit more than one person. Unfortunately, there’s not much ‘rearranging’ that can be done in a bathroom.
If you find your bathroom to be particularly tight on space, take a look at these unique suggestions on how to optimize the area you’re working with.
The biggest secret for making the most of cramped spaces is to optimize your wall space. Keeping objects off the floor is going to help your area feel less crowded. If you can move things up, do so! Wall-mounted floating toilets and sinks work great for smaller bathrooms. Likewise, bathroom cabinets are clunky and take up a lot of space. Try a mirror doubled as a medicine cabinet for storing your toiletries instead of traditional drawers.
Don’t skip out on shelving. Install open face shelves over your toilet or near the shower to store clean towels and any extra toiletries. And don’t forget behind the door- it makes for a great place to hang a towel rack.
Showers over tubs. While bathtubs are nice to have, they’re hard to clean, run up the water bill, and take up a lot of space. Remove the tub and install a glass-paneled, or curbless shower instead. This removes clunky shower curtains, and by keeping both the room and shower floor one level, it gives the illusion of more space.
Try out the pocket door. If your bathroom has an inward swinging door, one of the best things to do for your space is to replace it with a pocket door. These sliding doors will help eliminate a lot of your space issues, allowing you to put storage or appliances in place of where the door would regularly swing.
Keep your walls light in color. In small rooms, dark colored rooms will only make it feel more cramped. Light colors will reflect the light and create the illusion of more space. Additionally, the use of mirrors creates the same effect.
It’s important to understand that in order to make a big impact, you don’t have to do a complete remodel. Committing to a few smaller changes can make just as big of an impact as a complete room revamp!