How To Make The Most Of A Smaller Bathroom

Make The Most Of A Smaller Bathroom

When homes and apartments are designed with limited floor space, the bathroom is often the first place to get short-changed in terms of size. Many people may treat bathrooms as a functional necessity – as long as a basic toiletshowertaps and basins can fit, the bathroom isn’t thought to need much space.

But when you consider the amount of time that we spend in there, preening and grooming ourselves, our bathrooms really should be decked out comfortably. If your bathroom is a bit on the small side, the following bathroom optimisation tips might come in handy.

Smart Storage Solutions To De-Clutter The Space

De-cluttering should be your first step towards a more comfortable and good-looking small bathroom. Do you have lotions, towels and grooming paraphernalia all over the place? If your bathroom is cramped, that clutter is taking up valuable space. Work out what you really need to have at arm’s reach on a daily basis. All the other ‘stuff’ either needs to have a permanent home, or go.

Mirrored wall-mounted cabinets are a great space-saving solution for small bathrooms. Placed on the wall above the basin, over a toilet, or in an unobtrusive place, they store all of your random odds and ends, and the mirrored surface gives the added bonus of reflecting light to create the illusion of more space.

small wall-hung vanity can also help solve your bathroom storage problems. Choose a unit that will house most of your bathroom essentials. If your bathroom is really tight, you may opt to store your extra bath towels in an external linen storage, to free up bathroom space.

Create Sense Of Space With Colour

Adjusting your colour scheme is one of the best ways to create the illusion of space in a ‘petite’ bathroom. Different colours influence our perceptions of shape and size. Dark, richer colours absorb light and shrink the sense of space, while light, cooler colours reflect light and open up the space.

In most cases, a light or neutral colour palette will expand your bathroom space visually. Using this simple principle, you can make your bathroom look larger; direct attention to features; and distort the shape of the bathroom to make it feel roomier. White ceilings can also give the illusion of height, making a bathroom feel more spacious. .

Let There Be Light

This one’s pretty basic but the effects can be dramatic: keep your windows clean. The more natural light you let into your bathroom, the more spacious it will feel. Dirty windows obscure light and have a shrinking effect on our perceptions of space. Window cleaning is one of those tasks that can be neglected but it makes an enormous difference to the appearance of your home, inside and out. You’ll be pleased by how much airier and brighter your bathroom feels after a simple window clean.

For expert advice on how to make the most of your small bathroom, get in touch with the friendly team at Cass Brothers today.