One thing that everyone can agree on is that a small bathroom that’s too small can be the bane of a home. There really isn’t anything worse than using a bathroom that is over-crowded, under lit and cramped, but no remodeler is a square-footage Houdini and can’t make space where there just isn’t any. So what can you do with a bathroom remodel that is and has to be small? Here are some of our favorite Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas.
Ideas for Small Bathroom Remodels
Light her up. Lighting can make or break a small room. Some bathrooms we see could be the opening scene from a horror movie because of how dark they are. Poorly lit bathrooms that make visibility a challenge can make a small bathroom even smaller. So, instead of closing the door and bolting the lock – take a look at the lighting in the bathroom. Believe me when I say that the lighting industry has come a long way in the last 20 years (and dare I say has a bright future). The options you have now can transform a small space into an inviting one all thanks to different lighting equipment that is now on the market.
Store it and score it. Storage is a must when it comes to any bathroom, and it’s something that shouldn’t be forgotten during your bathroom remodel. Nothing can make a small space feel even smaller than overly large towel rack or bathroom cleaning supplies taking up highly-desired floor space. Think “storage” when remodeling your small bathroom. It can really open up the space and allow the lighting to do its work. Less crowding makes for a bigger feel in a space and that is what we are looking for when it comes to remodeling a confined area to maximize usable space.
Reflection perfection. Mirrors are a huge factor when trying to make a small bathroom feel bigger than it really is (can’t say the same for my diet, unfortunately). A large mirror can reflect light and give visitors and sense that the space feels bigger than in actuality. Mirrors reflect light and this can make your tiny bathroom appear to go on and on – it’s an affordable slide-of-hand remodeling trick. A small mirror can make the space feel cramped and enclosing on itself. Remember to use mirrors with little to no borders to allow for an even bigger endless feel.
Counter with countertops. We know, you don’t have much space to work with but adding just a few inches of countertop space on either side of the sink will add so much more “space” to your small area. How so? Have you ever felt like one false move around a sink will send everything flying off the countertop and spilling onto the floor? Make your bathroom appear bigger by giving more countertop space for bathroom visitors. With a good designer, they will be able to make it fit and make it look like it was always supposed to be that way.
Whether you are looking to just update what you currently have or you want to pull and replace the bathroom you currently have, keep these things in mind so that people will want to use your guest bathroom.