Maximizing the Usage of Your Limited Space
Based upon the average size of most standard bathrooms and half baths (sometimes called guest bath), for the everyday homeowner a small bathroom renovation is pretty much a given.
In most homes space is usually at a premium and unfortunately not all bathrooms can be the roomy lavish spaces as depicted in the trendy home improvement magazines at the news stands.
The most common question that we get about small bathrooms is how to maximize the space to get the most bang for your buck without knocking down the walls.
So while the actual space in your tiny average sized bathroom never really changes, the real question that remains is how do you create the illusion of a more spacious bath within the limited confines of the space that you already have in your loo?
And yes though small bathroom remodelling and design can be a spatial challenge, with the right information you can still create a sense of spaciousness with a little creativeness and insightful planning that maximizes the rooms functional space to your advantage.
This is where some of the remodeling trends in bath design such as wall hung cabinets, toilets and fixtures will actually aid in maximizing your leg room, so to speak, while at the same time help in breaking up your bathroom area so that you can literally turn a traditionally cramped space into a more idyllic haven.
Another solution to increase space in your small bathroom is to combine fixtures. Instead of having a separate tub, shower and steam room, you should ideally install a unit that combines all these features thereby allowing you to have your cake and eat it too.
Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean it can’t be lavish as well. And while you may not be able to have the sauna and whirlpool in there also, it is all about priorities and compromises; besides a hot tub or a whirlpool may just fit the bill on your patio in an enclosed private area.
Everybody knows that adding a wall mirror can dramatically change the whole perspective of your small bathroom space by optically stretching the space. Not only will it make your bath appear bigger, it has the added benefit of spreading light through out the whole room.
Transforming the Look and Feel of Your Bathing Area
Which brings us to the topic of color, lighter colors in your bath will increase the sense of space whereas darker colors have a tendency of shrinking the space. Don’t get me wrong we are not talking about white on white which has its place in design but in a bathroom is quite stark and sanitary.
To keep your small bath looking fresh, add a splash of color and try to coordinate your color scheme with your fixtures and accessories.
Purchasing scaled down streamlined fixtures will also save on space and reduce bulky items. How about a corner sink, corner toilet or corner tub to make the most of your floor plan. Pedestal sinks also work well in smaller bathrooms with limited space.
Or how about a wall mounted sink if not having counter space is not a problem. If you don’t need to take baths, then a stand up shower will definitely save you some space.
When it comes to toilets we already mentioned wall units but any toilet that can be mounted close to the wall and has a low tank profile can also aid in visually increasing the sense of space in your small bathroom.
When evaluating your bathroom space if you are planning a small bathroom remodelling project, you want to create a bathroom design that is both stylish and fits within the confines of your allotted space.
Choose your fixture styles carefully and keep your small bath from becoming cluttered by limiting what accessories you bring into your bathroom and have plenty of light to brighten the space. Prioritize what you really want and formulate a plan to incorporate these necessities into your bathroom layout because ultimately you need to enjoy the space that you live in.