As discomforting as having a small bathroom is, it is sometimes an inevitable reality. One of the good things about salvaging this situation is that it brings creativity to light. Making a small bathroom look larger is a twist of creativity, especially as it concerns choices of colour, wall tiles, floor tiles, mirror, basic bathroom fixtures, and lighting.
What’s more, you don’t have to go overboard to make your bathroom look smaller, there are several cheap tiles for sale such as bathroom tiles, mosaic tiles, and ceramic tiles that can help beautify your bathroom.
To make your small bathroom look bigger, here are some helpful tips and tiles that would be a perfect solution.
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- Natural light – the more the merrier.
- Bright lights – let it shine
- Mirrors – top to bottom
- Colour blending
- Windows – uncovered looks bigger
- Pedestal Sink
- Sliding door against swing door
- Push the wall apart
- Skip bathmats
- Avoid textured glass in your shower – use clear glass
- Less is more
Natural light-the more the merrier
A small space looks bigger with more natural light. As much as possible, let a lot of natural light into the bathroom. It doesn’t just make the space look bigger, but it also gives the bathroom a lively feel.
Bright lights – let it shine
Install bright lights in the bathroom, it will open up the space and make the bathroom look larger.
Mirrors – top to bottom
Mirrors are very important in making a small space look bigger. No small mirrors should be found in a small bathroom. Instead, when placing a mirror, it should be from the top to the bottom of the wall. Using several mirrors is a good trick too.
The color choices made for every part of your small bathroom greatly affect how large or small the bathroom looks. Dark colors make spaces look smaller, but since our aim is the reverse, our color choice should be light and neutral.
Use wall tiles on the wall and make sure you use light and neutral colour, reaching from top to bottom. If you want your bathroom to look bigger, do not cut the length short for any reason.
Use POP (Plaster Of Paris) ceiling and make sure the colour of the ceiling is a shade lighter than that of the wall. It will make the ceiling look higher.
Floor tiles, like all the other parts of your small bathroom, should blend. The color should be the same or close to that of the wall. Color blending is one of the tricks to making your small space look bigger.
Windows – uncovered looks bigger
You may ask why your window has to look bigger, but a large window gives a small space a large look. If the bathroom window is left bare, make sure the window isn’t made of a see-through glass.
Pedestal sinks take up very little space compared to the vanity on which regular sinks are installed. Replacing the regular sink (installed on the furniture-vanity) with a pedestal sink increases the space under the sink and makes the bathroom look more spacious.
Slide doors against wing doors
Slide doors consume less space than swing doors, which when opened can occupy almost half of the bathroom space. Since space is your priority, slide doors will work better.
Push the wall apart
Not physically pushing the bathroom apart (if you could, we won’t be discussing this), but visually. It is achieved by stretching the width of the bathroom, rather than the length (if the bathroom is long or rectangular in shape). You can use bathroom tiles to achieve this.
Skip The bathmat If Possible
Bathmats should not be removed completely, but be kept hidden when not in use. The presence of bathmats makes the bathroom look smaller. Instead, the floor should be left exposed when the bathmat is not in use.
Avoid textured glass in your shower - use clear glass!
Clear glass in a shower makes your bathroom looks spacious and prevents the look of an additional wall. Even though it offers privacy and some light, it will serve as an obstruction within the bathroom.
Less is more
Cramping your small bathroom with so many items will make it look smaller, so take out all those items that can be kept outside (e.g. laundry basket, and so much more). As much as possible, the fixtures should be reduced to the basic (sink, toilet, shower, towel rail). Use a shower instead of a bathtub to achieve a bigger bathroom look – we all know how much space bathtubs occupy.
The magic of making a small bathroom look bigger is a beauty that doesn’t only create an apparent image of the size of the space, but also creates a whole new, modern, and lively look that makes the bathroom an inviting part of the house.