Today we stumbled on a great article about how to make a small bathroom look and feel bigger. These 10 simple tips will alleviate some of the cramped feeling that comes along with a small bathroom without forcing you to remodel or take drastic steps. Check out the abbreviated list below, and click here for a more detailed explantation.
1. Keep everything the same tone/color/value: For example, don’t have dark walls and light tile, this will chop up the space visually and make it seem smaller.
2. Paint the ceiling the color of the walls: Painting everything a unifying color will make any unusual shapes disappear and will expand the space visually.
3. Blend the tile color and wall color: Linking the two visually doubles your space
4. Take the tile in the shower up to the ceiling. Fewer transitions and less contrast mean a more expansive feel.
5. Watch your transitions: The more you can bleed material from one area to the next without stopping and starting it, the cleaner and less busy the space will appear.
6. Use clear glass in your shower: Textured glass can make a space feel like is has an extra wall and can block light.
7. Go big on the mirrors: Nothing makes a bathroom feel grander than a mirror that reaches to the ceiling.
8. Go for plenty of natural light: Natural light is always desirable, so don’t block it out. Nothing beats walking into a bathroom in the morning and having the sunshine greet you.
9. Use mirrors strategically: Mirrors are only as good as what they reflect, so placing them across from windows will make it seem like you have double the natural light and window space.
10. Recess our cabinetry and shelving into the walls: If you have a linen cabinet that protrudes into the space, try to bury it in the wall instead. Likewise, recessed shelving in the shower stall also creates more covert storage.
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