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If your bathroom space rivals that of a Japanese capsule hotel room (6’7” by 3’3” by 4’1”), don’t fret; there are a variety of bathroom remodeling options that can improve the area’s function and aesthetics. Today’s bathroom supply manufacturers embrace minimalist designs with powerful performances, a far cry from some of the bulkier designs of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Whether you’re renovating a powder room or a small full bath, selecting the right bath products will help your bath seem roomier.
Need some creative ideas on how to maximize the space in your cozy bathroom and widen its appearance? Follow the simple, easy steps below.
Placing a cleverly-positioned mirror to your bathroom not only creates the illusion of depth, it also reflects light and color. The size of the mirror depends on your personal preferences, but remember that the bigger the mirror, the more depth is reflected. Plus, a large mirror has the added practical benefit of helping you check yourself out before an evening out or a big business conference. Some places to position a large mirror: the ceiling, the wall adjacent to your bathtub, above your vanity space.
When it comes to fashion, the old adage is that black makes you look slimmer, whereas light colors add width and curves. This same fashion design principle also applies to your bathroom—a dark wall color will make your bathroom seem smaller, whereas light neutrals will make your bathroom look bigger. Also, aim for a monochromatic color scheme. You can switch up the look with varying textures and shades, but it’s best to stick with one light color to create a larger space.
Natural lighting makes your bathroom sparkle and helps open up the space. If you feel comfortable placing large windows in your bathroom, consider doing so to let natural light in. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of large bathroom windows due to privacy reasons, try installing a skylight in your bathroom—it accomplishes the same lighting technique.
For limited bathroom space, clean lines and airy furniture/fixtures are your friends. Wall-mounted toilet and vanities open up your floor space and make it easier to clean your bathroom. If you don’t need a vanity, consider installing a pedestal sink instead for added space. Floating shelves can be installed over your toilet as an extra storage space or a place to store decorations. Try to avoid overloading your bathroom with accessories; this can make your bathroom feel and appear cluttered.
When you have a small space, it’s important to make every square footage count! Cabinet manufacturers such as Merillat offer a wide selection of bathroom storage accessories to help compartmentalize your bathroom necessities. Space-saving bathroom storage solutions include: wastebasket drawers, toiletry organizers, tiered storage, pull-out vanity filler drawers, vanity hamper drawers, wall-top hinge cabinets, tall shelves, and glass cabinet doors.
Bright lighting in your bathroom can help open up your bathroom space, especially in conjunction with a mirror. Well-placed task lighting above your vanity (preferably near a mirror) creates the illusion of extra depth. Making sure your shower is well-lit (recessed lights on the ceiling work well for this purpose). A pendant light can also make a great focal piece without overwhelming the room.
Glass (or other transparent materials) helps to maintain an airy, open bathroom appearance. A glass vessel lavatory above a sleek, modern vanity adds a focal point without clutter. Bathroom accessories made of transparent materials also create the illusion of free space in the bathroom. Transparent bathroom accessories include: glass floating shelves, transparent tissue paper holders, transparent towel rings and racks, and soap dishes.
Looking to select space-saving bathroom products for your cozy kitchen? Visit a Crawford Supply Group showroom, located in Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and we’ll connect you with the right products for your needs. You can also set up a free Showroom Consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.