In many cases, renovating your bathroom is one of the best ways to drive up the value of your house as well as make your home that much more enjoyable to live in. The Internet is full of gorgeous designs and other ways to rebuild a typical bathroom into a private sanctuary for you and your family to enjoy—so all you really need to do is run a search to view these designs.
Unfortunately, most of the designs you’ll see are applied to larger bathrooms, which pose a problem if the total floor area of your current bathroom is relatively smaller. Still, the lack of space doesn’t mean that you can’t make your bathroom into one of the selling points of your home. When pushing through with necessary bathroom renovations, here are a few tips you should keep in mind to help you make the most of smaller bathrooms:
Storage is Key
Regardless of size, bathrooms require an ample amount of storage. The reason behind this is captured perfectly in this short excerpt from RealEstate.com.au:
A pristine, uncluttered layout utilising clever storage will make your bathroom appear spacious and inviting. Make the most of every centimetre by adding recessed niches (great to store shampoo) and mirror-fronted wall cabinets.
With space at a premium, you should use freestanding storage options wisely. The best way to add storage space to a small bathroom would be to add a versatile shower niche and other built-in storage options. Fortunately, trusted manufacturers like Ripple Systems Australia offer a wide range of built-in products to choose from.
Try to avoid choosing light-coloured tiles and dark walls. This visually creates a division and make your bathroom look smaller. The best way to create an illusion of space is to choose one pale colour you absolutely love and roll with it. From the walls to the floor tiles, choose everything in a uniform colour. You can easily add character by adding splashes of other colours via towels, flowers, etc.
A large mirror is a great addition to a small bathroom, provided that there is space for it. The extra light and images reflected by a mirror can make even the smallest bathroom feel larger than it actually is. You should also consider adding a window in the bathroom, as natural light is preferred.
(Source: 20 Great tips & quick fixes for a bathroom renovation; RealEstate.com.au; June 13, 2012)