It’s human nature to want more space, we naturally crave the room to move. When you’re stuck with a small bathroom, it can cause you to feel cramped and anxious. Our bathrooms are meant to make us feel relaxed, not stressed but don’t panic, we’ve got you covered with 7 small but effective ways to double the size of your room.
Do I Need A Bath?
A lot of people dream about having a long soak in the bath, however, due to busy lifestyles, many of us simply don’t have the time. It’s simply quicker and more efficient to take a shower and it has recently become the trend to ditch the bath and opt for a shower or even a wetroom.
When faced with a smaller bathroom, opting for a shower can really save on space. You’ll gain additional floor space as well as making the bathroom look bigger to the outside visitor. Choosing to install a shower also adds an element of luxury to your room which will allow you to customise your shower with items such as built-in shelves or even an in-shower music player.
Use Mirrors Strategically
A simple but effective way of making your bathroom look larger is placing your mirrors in a strategic and clever way. One amazing idea is to place a mirror across from a window in the room. By doing this you’ll give the appearance that your bathroom has two windows instead of one.
Another method is to place a large mirror over your worktop. If you can get a mirror big enough, try to place it from one side of the wall to the other. This will help the wallpaper die into the edge of the mirror, thus giving the illusion that the room is infinite.
Bright colours to give the appearance of space
Adding certain colours to a room can help give the illusion that the room is bigger. White might be the obvious choice for making a room look bigger but there are so many more colours you can choose from.
For example, the darker you go, the bigger the space. Trust us, we know this sounds crazy but a navy blue can help create the perception of depth by creating shadows in corners. There are some colours that you need to avoid at all costs and these tend to be bright colours including red, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable.
Use a shower curtain
Choosing the right shower curtain for your room can actually increase space. If you choose a longer shower curtain and hang it higher in your bathroom you’re creating the illusion that your space is bigger than it actually is. Some home designers also recommend using a clear shower curtain in a smaller space as it allows more air to move through your bathroom. Opt for a shower curtain over a chunky glass screen as this in itself helps provide more space.
Showerwall instead of tiles
Showerwall panels help to create the impression of more room and are less protruding than tiles due to their smooth finish. These are also available in a wide range of colours helping you add a splash of colour to your room.
If you are planning on creating a wetroom to make your bathroom look larger, Showerwall panels are made of a special material which will allow for specialist accessories such as grab bars and shower seats to be quickly and easily installed, allowing you to create a shower area that is fit for purpose for any occupant.
Mount The Towel Bar On A Door
You’ll always find towels in any bathroom you visit and adding a towel bar on the back of the door is not only stylish but also a huge space saver. Usually, you find towels on a heated rail or on a radiator hanger but this can take up monumental space. Installing a towel bar is simple and efficient, granting you space in no time.
Use the shape of the room
Not all bathrooms are square so it’s important that you utilise the space that you are given. Invest in units which curve their way around fixed units such as the sink. If you have a room which features a large alcove then a clever trick is to create a shower area within this space. Adding corner shelves and corner sinks removes objects from being placed in the centre of the room and provides you with additional storage and space.
So there you have it, our tips for making a small space into an endless dream. What have you done to make your bathroom bigger? Let us know in the comments below. For more tips and news, check out our blog or give us a follow on Facebook and Instagram.