Does a compact room be a barrier to create your dream scheme? Here are ways to turn a phone booth back into a bathroom and make you forget how small your bathroom actually is.
- Use lighter, cooler colors.
They feel airy and trick the eye, which look beyond them. And White furnishings will help to bounce light around the room, which makes the room brighter.
- Continue Floor Tile
A clever trick to making a small bathroom look bigger is to run tile from the bathroom floor straight into the shower stall, which creates a spacious feel. If you change materials, it interrupts the space. Make a small bathroom look infinitely bigger with neutral colours that run along the floor, up the walls and even continue onto the bath and loo. This will create a feeling of never ending space, rather than breaking up the bathroom into separate areas, which can make the room feel boxed in.
- Make It Appear Large With Mirror
Mirrors can completely transform the look and feel of a room, as they reflect light and create the impression of space. It’s a great trick that interior designers use all the time. Whether you hang a mirror on the wall or go for adventurous mirrored tiles, the reflection is guaranteed to brighten your bathroom. So even if you can only fit in a mini mirror (like the one on the hanging shelf in this bathroom) it makes a big difference. Also, Try Oval Mirrors, Since these mirrors appear to stretch upwards, they make ceilings feel taller and bathrooms feel bigger.
- Try a glass shower enclosure.
Don’t Block the Shower, Skip the foggy glass or dark curtain, and opt for glass doors. It’ll make the shower feel like liveable square footage. Make sure it’s toughed glass, which is more safe if any breaking happen.
- Never Block Windows
Light is too important, so go heavy on the lighting and never block the window. A skylight, a bay window or a glass block wall could do wonders. Also , you can choose reflective surfaces, such as a shiny marble vanity.
- Add A Ledge
If your bathroom doesn’t have a built-in vanity, opt for a ledge right above the sink. This will hold all your daily essentials (toothpaste, soap) but won’t take up as much floor space as a big piece of furniture.
- Curve Corners
- Go With A Sliding Door
Instead of a door on a hinge that, when open, takes up space in your small room, opt for a door on a rail that stays parallel with the wall at all times.
- Emphasize the horizontal
A tile border will do just that. If you have a long, narrow room, paint the short walls a darker color to give them more weight. Tap unused vertical space for storage. Put a cabinet above the toilet, for example. Put up lots of hooks. Hang baskets.
- Buy freestanding and multi-functional furniture
A limited footprint shouldn’t impact on your creative flair. If your bathroom is verging on the small side, consider using freestanding furniture that you can move around at a moment’s notice. Going for freestanding storage and seating allows you to move your scheme around whenever you like and, unlike fitted bathroom units, you can take freestanding pieces with you when it’s time to move out.
- Trick the eye with tiles
The amount of space you have and what the eye perceives aren’t necessarily the same thing. Play with the boundaries of perception by tiling the side of your bath and the wall with the same design – it makes it hard to distinguish where each begins, thereby making your space feel larger. Marble is particularly effective here, as it looks almost like one huge sheet and the individual tiles aren’t very obvious.
- Add wall-hung units
Floating fittings visually max the space, as the more of the floor you can see, the more spacious your bathroom will feel, so go for a freestanding basin unit. You can always use the area underneath to store toiletries in pretty wicker baskets. A palette of off-whites and tonal greys will make your bathroom feel large and airy, while wall integrated taps keep the look minimal and well-finished.
- Add a hint of colour to a white suite
While a white bathroom suite is the best choice for opening up a small space, it can sometimes feel a little stark if the whole room is white. That’s why a hint of colour on the walls is the perfect compromise: light enough to create an airy feel, but with bags more character.
- Have recessed shelving built in
Recessed shelves are a great space saver, both practically and visually, keeping toiletries neat and off the surfaces. Building the shelves into false walls that hide pipework is a clever use of a necessary feature. Also consider recessed light fittings – either spot or linear.
Now here’s the tips for you. If your bathroom is small, you can afford to splurge on the materials.