If you have a small bathroom, it could be a little bit of a challenge to turn it into a luxe space with adequate storage for your daily requirements. However, with some small changes and clever designing tips, it is definitely possible to create a functional bathroom that looks expansive, despite its size.

How to make a small bathroom look bigger?

Here are a few tips to make your bathroom look bigger:

Brighten up – One of the best ways to make a space look bigger is by introducing lots of natural light that could be in short supply in a smaller bathroom. To create a bright and cheery space, use sheer coverings on the windows and install ceiling lights to maximise the light in the bathroom.

Use a light colour palette – Another trick is to paint the walls and ceilings in the same light colour, or white, if you like. This small change will instantly make your bathroom look double its size!

In addition to the light-coloured walls and ceiling, choose a light shade for your bathroom’s floor to create a bright, continuous space that looks open and airy. We are not saying that you need to be monotonous. You can always play around with various hues of a neutral shade that blend into each other to create a continuous look.

Tile it right – Large tiles can make your walls look smaller. Instead, choose smaller herringbone tiles for a style upgrade that will also add an element of space. Another tip is to pick polished or semi-polished tiles that make a room appear larger as compared to matte-finished tiles. But wait, that’s not all. According to design experts, the orientation of your tiles also adds to the illusion of space. Position your tiles horizontally to make a room appear wider.

Add mirrors – Add larger and more mirrors in your bathroom to open up a small space effectively.

A large mirror can make your bathroom appear twice its size and add to the aesthetics as well. Choose one with a decorative frame or go wall-to-wall, if you can afford it, for a dramatic look.

Use a glass panel – Clear, frameless glass shower doors expand the look of your bathroom compared to frosted glass that breaks the view, making the room appear smaller.

Go for wall-hung vanity – While a vanity provides the much-needed storage space for your items, a full vanity can look quite bulky in limited space. An alternative could be to opt for a pedestal sink and a wall-hung or floating vanity that will make the space look much larger.

Recessed wall niches and open shelving – Recessed wall niches can be used to keep your toiletries aesthetically in the shower as well as above your bath tub without adding any bulk to the bathroom. In addition, you can opt for open wall shelves instead of closed cabinetry to create a feeling of lightness in the room. Add to the aesthetics by flaunting pretty baskets containing knick-knacks, fresh towels and planters on these shelves. Of course, don’t clutter anything and keep things very tidy.

Small changes make a big difference!

As you can see, small design upgrades can make your bathroom appear much larger and ensure optimum utilisation of space. Investing some time and money in renovating your bathroom will not only add to your comfort but also to the value of your house. According to experts, kitchen and bathroom renovation projects offer the maximum return on investment if executed properly.

Are you planning to renovate any part of your home soon? In case you have a large renovation project on your mind, don’t forget to consult your local property agent and designer for inputs on styles that add the maximum value to your home. And, if you have built enough equity in your house, you could always borrow more money against your home to fund your renovation project without feeling an immediate strain on your pocket. Speak to a mortgage broker online to learn more about equity home loans.

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By Vidhu Bajaj,
HashChing Content Writer



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