Home Remodeling January 15, 2019

How to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

Master bathrooms with twin sinks, a luxury tub, and walk in dual-headed showers require large spaces and unfortunately come with a price tag… so what can you do to turn your small bathroom into a more spacious and comfortable space?

 Just because a bathroom is small doesn’t mean it has to feel small. In fact, many small bathrooms can be transformed into much larger-feeling spaces simply by making some adjustments to design choices.

 Here are some design tips for your small bathroom that don’t involve major renovations. If you’ve been living with a small bathroom, perhaps these tips will help you make the most of what you have until you decide it is time to make the upgrade:

  1. Add a pedestal sink! Better Homes & Gardens shares that a blocky cabinet under a sink may provide storage, but visually it consumes a hunk of open space. A pedestal sink maintains an open feeling.
  2. Life Storage offers a solution for your towel rack… use the space behind your door! Stylish towel bars stacked three high on the back of your door can eliminate the need for racks elsewhere in the bathroom and open up more wall space.
  3. Elevate shelving above the toilet tank. If you have shelves elsewhere, but the space above your toilet tank is empty, consider relocating high shelving to above the “dead space” behind the toilet. Consolidating this used space into a single area can broaden out the rest of the bathroom.
  4. Utilize the space above your door. We are working to transform your small bathroom into much larger-feeling spaces, but you still need storage… Life Storage also provides an idea for that additional storage. By adding a shelve above your door, you can store extra toilet paper, towels, or other products. With this storage being above eye level, it will still provide you with an open spacious bathroom space.
  5. Recess lighting! Even if you have only a few light sources in your bathroom, by hiding some of your lighting in recessed areas, you can reduce the “noise” of big fixtures.

Look on the bright side… at least a small bathroom means less to clean! I hope these tips help you open up your small bathroom into a larger-feeling space. However, if these design tips aren’t enough to open up your small bathroom, perhaps it’s time to upgrade to that bathroom of your dreams. I would love to help you find your next home today!