4 Tips to make the best of your small bathroom
Just because your bathroom is on the smaller side, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Of course, redecorating a small space produces its own, unique set of challenges. The secret to using your bathroom to its full potential is to try to be as space-efficient as possible. Here are some useful tricks to maximize your bathroom space.
Choose a theme
If you’re thinking of redesigning your bathroom, think about what effect you are looking to achieve. That way you will get a beautiful design, instead of a mish-mash of styles that don’t necessarily work together. Most people opt for neutral colors, like white, beige or any pastel shade. Lighter shades tend to create an illusion of roominess, while dark colors, in general, are better left to larger spaces. One popular trend that works beautifully even for tiny bathrooms is the Scandinavian style. This ubiquitous style relies on neutral minimalism and neutral, light colors accented with details in elegant, darker shades of grays or browns. Another popular theme is the spa look, which is based on natural materials like stone and terracotta.
Make it tidy
When your bathroom is on the smaller side, a mess can make it look even smaller. Your task is not just to keep it immaculately clean – that goes without saying. Instead, it’s essential that there is no clutter anywhere in sight. This can be challenging, especially if you have children. Apart from the general safety precautions and childproofing, families with young children need to come up with ways to keep their bathroom mess-free, too. The easiest way to do this is to create plenty of elegant, closed storage space. When every single object in your bathroom has its own designated place, and that place is hidden out of view, tidying becomes effortless. What you’re left with are clean, clutter-free surfaces. This creates an illusion of roominess.
Get repairs out of the way
The last thing you want is dealing with a broken pipe in an already cramped space. Not to mention the fact that old, rusty pipes can pollute the water you are using. New hardware will ensure that your bathroom is healthy and reliable. New faucets and other elements can completely change the tone of the room, giving it an air of luxury and elegance. Australians, in particular, are taking functionality to a new level. The country is seeing a rise in popularity in Asian (and Japanese, in particular) products and features, such as super-practical toilets. In the past couple of years, bathroom renovations have been all about maximizing efficiency and comfort. If your renovation project is more extensive, you can even consider adding a window or a skylight to your bathroom. Nothing makes a room look less cramped than some added natural light.
Get custom-made furniture
When space is an issue, nothing is more efficient than custom-made. Tailoring your furniture will ensure that you are using up every nook and cranny, every single centimeter of space. Small bathrooms are not uncommon, which is why one of the main bathroom trends for this year is narrow-fit furniture. These cabinets are normally big in surface, but with a smaller depth than usual. Most often they are hung on the wall, with the floor left visible. This further supports the visual illusion of spaciousness.
Achieving perfection when it comes to your small bathroom takes some planning and thought, but it’s definitely doable. Small tricks like optimizing your lighting, adding a strategically positioned mirror or using glass for your shower wall can also make a world of difference and completely transform the look of your tiny bathroom.