For many people, having a smaller bathroom
can be discouraging when they are planning a remodeling project. The limited amount of space can make it so you have to leave out some of the different things that you would like to have. With proper planning, however, you can do a lot to make the most out of the space you have and really get a beautiful result. The tips below will help you come up with the most effective use of the space you have so you will enjoy your bathroom for many years to come.
Choose Your Colors Wisely
One of the first things to think about is what colors you want to use in your bathroom. Light colors can help to brighten up the room and make it appear larger. This is an effective strategy when making changes to any room, and it is especially effective in smaller bathrooms. Start with a light-colored paint on the walls and ceilings, and then choose something that will match it well for the counters and other areas too.
Another way to make smaller areas seem larger is by using patterns on your floor that give the illusion of a longer area. This can be stripes, jagged lines, or any number of other things. The pattern ‘tricks’ the eye into thinking that the room extends further than it really does so that people don’t feel cramped when they walk in. This is a surprisingly effective way to make any room of the house appear larger than it really is, and when combined with light colors on the walls and fixtures, you’ll have gone a long way toward maximizing the appearance of size in your bathroom.
In most bathrooms, it will be possible to install recessed cabinets or even drawers. This can provide you with the storage space you need without taking up the floor space that is in short supply. Using recessed cabinets will also free you up to make other design decisions that will further help to maximize the amount of space you have available in the room.
Stand Alone Sink
If you are using recessed cabinets, you won’t need a full cabinet area for storage. Many people will then choose to install a stand alone sink, which looks great and frees up a lot of extra space for other uses. The extra floor space will help to make the bathroom feel larger, which is especially important in the very small bathrooms you may have.
Do You Need a Tub
Ask yourself how often you actually use the bathtub in your bathroom. If this is something you don’t typically use, or you have another bathroom that also has a tub, consider removing the tub and installing just a shower unit. This will free up a lot of extra space that can be used for cabinets and other features that you will enjoy. Of course, if you love taking baths than this isn’t a good option, but it is at least something to be considered by most people.
Talk to the Pros
If you are planning to remodel a smaller bathroom in the Long Island area, please remember that you can always talk with a design expert from our team. You can give us a call at (631)-836-7579 to go over your options, get a free estimate on your project, and much more.