How To Make A Small Bathroom Look LargerMarch 5, 2012
Many of us have that small bathroom, that we really don’t know what to do with. Some are so small they feel downright claustrophobic! Interior designers say just because the space is small doesn’t mean that you should neglect it! You just have to make smart design choices and get a little creative.
There’s a lot you can do to make a small bathroom look larger with the right colors and materials. The advantage of this approach is lower cost than a full-scale remodeling. Ok, so the first rule of thumb to make a small space look larger is to use light surface colors. So your maroon plastic wall tiles have got to go! You’ll probably want to replace them with light-colored ceramic tiles, but if you have an old, moldy tub, you should consider a new wall surround or tub insert. A reputable company can have it installed and sparkling in just one day!
Busy mosaic floor tiles don’t help either, so interior designers recommend that you use either large ceramic tiles or resilient flooring. Then brighten the room with a white
semi-gloss paint. If you’re able to spend a little more, replace dark-color fixtures with white, and if you have a big, blocky vanity replace it with a pedestal sink.
If you’re able to remodel, you’ll have the added potential to borrow adjacent space to give you more room in your bathroom. Before you start sledgehammering, talk over your ideas with a reputable home improvement company that specializes in bathrooms. This will definitely open up all sorts of possibilities.