While an expansive bathroom space with room to relax and complete your daily maintenance tasks would be ideal, this is not the reality for many homeowners who must make the most out of less-than-ideal bathroom space.
If you are charged with the task of transforming your too-small bathroom space into an inviting and seemingly sizable water closet, consider some simple techniques you can use. With just a few modifications to your current bathroom set-up, you can create a feeling of space to your small bathroom.
Let in the Light
Some homeowners, eager to maintain privacy in their bath space, make the mistake of placing view- and light-blocking blinds or curtains over their windows. If you have to cope with an unfrosted window in your small bath space, cover it with frosting material instead of blocking the light. Purchase self-stick frosting material to place over your windows as a simple, and inexpensive, fix. If you are planning to use curtains, choose a light and airy pattern like these strawberry print ones from Urban Outfitters.
Instead of filling what little bathroom space you have with a bulky wood vanity, install a floating vanity so that this bathroom feature is less dominant. Install a counter sticking out from the wall to house your sink, leaving under the sink open, creating the look of more space in your petite bathroom.
Cluttered counters are a major sin in an already small bathroom. By filling your counters with toothbrushes, soaps, lotions and hair styling tools, you make the space look disorganized and cramped. Instead of allowing these bathroom tools to occupy valuable counter space, tuck them away in baskets under your sink or store them in your linen closet so that they are still at your fingertips when you need them.
Translucent Shower Surrounds
Instead of surrounding your shower space with a view-obstructing curtain or solid wall, select a glass shower surround or transparent shower curtain to add the appearance of space to your bathroom. If you have a stall shower with a sliding door that is not translucent, replace this door with a see-through glass version to make your space feel more open. If you have a curtained shower, select a completely transparent curtain or, to maintain privacy, a frosted curtain that still allows light to break through and gives at least a hazy view of the interior. Selecting a translucent shower surround is particularly important if your shower houses your bathroom’s only window.