Even though we don’t typically spend too many hours of the day in the bathroom, how it looks and feels matters a lot. While a big room with lots of space for that bathtub and two sinks is something that we would all appreciate. That isn’t always what we get, sadly enough! Nonetheless, we have eight interior design tips that will not only make a small bathroom look better, but also more functional than before.
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Install a Shower-Tub Combo
Just because your bathroom doesn’t have the necessary space to accommodate a particularly large tub, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a small tub instead. Shower-tub combos are compact, and even at just about 5-feet (on an average), the tubs are deceptively comfortable too. Also, use a shower curtain instead of a glass door to separate that section from the rest of the room because it will save space and keep the room from looking cramped.
Wall Mount the Vanity
A vanity is a utilitarian setup where the sink and the cabinet are combined into one single unit, which in addition to saving space, also helps cover up the pipes underneath the sink. Now, when you wall mount the vanity, there are three advantages to it and they are as follows:
- It looks like the vanity is floating, which is always aesthetically pleasing
- Wall mounting leaves space below the vanity, making it look less cramped
- The space below can be used to keep other stuff if you need to
Opt for a Rounded Vanity
When the space is small, everything should be rounded. Sharp corners will invariably end up getting in the way in any tight spaced room. The vanity in particular, should be rounded everywhere to both save people from pain and to look more aesthetically pleasing.
Install a Bathroom Fan
The vent fan can keep your washroom smelling fresh. In addition to preventing mold growth and moisture retention, it is pretty much a necessity for every small bathroom. Don’t end up ignoring it because that could potentially ruin your decor and may even put your health at risk. Call an expert installer for a bathroom fan installation and repair service because they have the experience to suggest and install the right fan, at exactly the right place, for maximizing airflow and ventilation in any bathroom.
Utilize the Large-Scale Pattern in a Small Bathroom
When you can’t change the space you have, the next best option is to change the perception of that space. There are other more expensive ways to accomplish this. The cheapest would be to opt for fabric or wallpaper with a large-scale pattern on them. You must make sure that they are moisture-resistant.
Put the Towel Bar on the Door
The towel bar is in many ways an eyesore. Particularly so, if you have a small bathroom. You can solve both problems at once by simply putting the towel bar right behind the door. In doing this, it will only come into view when you close the door from the inside and actually have need for the bar. Not to mention, this is an effective way to save a good deal of space as well. Put the bar at a height that’s comfortable for you, but try to keep it as close to the vertical middle of the door as possible.
Go for Diagonal Tile Arrangement
As mentioned already, when you can’t increase the square footage physically, it is time to think about creating the illusion of having more space than you actually do. When big floor tiles are installed on a diagonal, they make the space look bigger, so that is definitely an option to consider before the interiors are complete, or before starting a bathroom remodeling project. If you have tiles on the walls, the same theory applies there as well.
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Art For A Small Bathroom
Hanging a painting in is not advised because the moisture will eventually damage it. Murals last much longer, even in small bathrooms. If you have one large, free wall, having a mural can not only make it look more spacious, but the painting will also add depth and dimension. Use your best judgement and try to refrain from murals that may look out of place in a bathroom, because the novelty factor will eventually wear off.
Do note that it’s not all about making your bathroom look bigger but also about making it more functional and attractive at the same time. Nevertheless, it’s always a better idea to keep any small space as clutter free as possible. It just makes everything look so much bigger, better and organized.
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