Copyright (c) 2009 Julia Ritzenthaler
Remodeling your small bathroom can be a fun and challenging design job. Give your bathroom a fresh new look and if you want to, you can even make it appear larger by using light colors, the right mirrors, and a bathroom vanity that fits the space just right. Read on for the details.
Free Up Space: When working with a small bathroom, you want to make the most of the space wherever possible. A great way to do this right off the bat is to choose a new vanity that has a good amount of under sink and counter storage space. When using a vanity with a nice large under sink storage space it eliminates the need for other forms of storage, like over toilet cabinets and multiple racks. Another way to create additional space is by using a built-in shelving unit. If you already have one, great; if you don’t, then consider installing one, they are great for storage space and because they are flush against the wall, it gives a clean appearance. Pedestal style vanities pair well with this type of shelving, because they are also great for creating the look of a cleaner and more open space.
Play with Illusions: Another option is to utilize mirrors for the purpose of creating the illusion of space within the small bathroom. And if you are lucky enough to have a window in your bathroom, then you can use mirrors to add the illusion of more light too, which also helps with the look of more space. Adding a large mirror to your bathroom will create the illusion that the space is a little larger that it looked before. If you’re going to repaint the walls, make sure to use a light color palette. Light colors will make the room appear open and larger than dark colors. Light colors will also make your bathroom brighter, especially if you have natural light coming in.
Get Rid of Clutter: No matter what you do, if there’s a lot of stuff in your bathroom will still feel small and claustrophobic. Limit the amount of decorative objects as much as possible. This creates a nice minimalist look. Throw away any items you don’t really need or use; if you can’t remember the last time you used it, it goes in the trash. Add style through the frame of the mirror and light fixtures rather than adding other decorative items.
Start your small bathroom remodel creatively by getting some paper and pencil to illustrate a diagram of what you want for the bathroom. Make notations of the room’s dimensions and the estimated dimensions for necessary items you plan to shop for, like a 24″ bathroom vanity and shop for 30″ square mirrors, for example. This way, you’ll have some idea of the existing floor plan as well as the floor plan you desire for the completed project.
Please remember that safety is always the number one priority when working on home remodel projects. If any portion of the project becomes too much to handle, call a professional.
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