If your home features a small bathroom, you may feel like there isn’t much you can do to improve the space. However, even small bathrooms can be improved and turned into luxurious spaces that make you proud. Consider some of these clever and unique ideas to transform even the smallest bathroom in your home.
Get Bold with Color
Small spaces usually demand the use of lighter colors to make them feel open, but you can go dark and daring if the room has plenty of natural light. A small bathroom with a window that allows the sunshine to flood in can be finished with deep reds, star-filled blues and even the black of night.
Smoke and Mirrors
Known for playing tricks with your eyes, smoke and mirrors are the hallmark of any great illusionist. Put the mirrors to work for you by adding them to the one wall of the space. It visually expands any bathroom, and makes the room feel larger and more welcoming.
You want the extra storage, but cabinets in a small bathroom consume floor space and make it feel claustrophobic. Opt for a pedestal sink to open up the floor space. Consider adding a small table for extra supplies. You will have to keep towels and extra toiletries in the hall closet, but your bathroom will feel roomier and more sophisticated. If you really need the storage of a cabinet, then consider adding a floating vanity that will provide you with storage without taking up extra room on the floor.
Move the Fixtures
If you are doing a full renovation, then you may be able to move fixtures around. Consider replacing the bath tub with a corner shower to open up space and make the room more functional. Builders don’t always make the best use of space, and you have the opportunity to take advantage of space saving fixtures that may not have been available when your home was constructed. If you replace the tiles in your bath, move the showerhead closer to the ceiling for a luxurious look and feel.
Install a Skylight
If you don’t have a window in the bathroom, there is still a way to bring in natural light. Install skylights that use aluminum tubes to bring light from the outside into your bathroom. They are easy to install in an existing home, and they don’t usually require much retrofitting. If you have attic space over your bathroom, tubular skylights are an excellent choice for opening up the space with natural light.
Go for the Glamour
One of the benefits of a small bathroom is that you don’t have to buy very many supplies. There’s only one sink, the tub isn’t very large and you don’t have a great deal of wall space. This means that you can get creative, spend a little more on fixtures and enjoy the glamorous pieces you would normally avoid. Install luxurious marble, elegant fabric wallpaper, gold trimmed faucets and crystal wall sconces. With so much glamour around you, the small space will disappear from your mind.
Even a small bathroom can become a source of beauty and pride with a little creativity. Leave the pastel paint at the store and consider bold wallpaper and brilliant shades. Consider moving fixtures for a more functional floor plan, and opt for glamorous fixtures that will bring you a great deal of pleasure. Your tiny bathroom may not have much floor space, but it can still have a ton of style.