Bathroom: Dealing with Small Space

Contemporary Apartment Bathroom Ideas

Many home owners have to face the fact that unless their house is custom built, they possibly have to deal with lack of room in the bathroom. However, it’s not that big of a problem if bathroom interior design is planned and accomplished properly. In fact, there are some simple tricks to make a small bathroom look and feel like a cozy and spacious area at the same time.

Firstly, think through the colors you choose for your bathroom. Soft and pale patterns do the visual magic and create an illusion of more room. It’s a good idea to stick with a pastel palette for walls and the ceiling, and decorate the room with bright accessories and towels of strong and exciting colors. Just like with the walls, the floor will appear to open up if it’s done with a light color. Even if you are not planning on replacing the floor tiling you can always purchase a light-colored rug to cover your existing flooring.

Another space-favourable factor is the lighting, which, when set properly, is able to really broaden the look of your bathroom. It’s recommended to fit up the ceiling with recessed lighting, which can be customized and focused on particular work area. If you want to acquire a ‘warmth’ impression, you can add a countertop lamp or wall sconces. Some other more resourceful ways to do that are larger windows or skylights but unlike the previous ideas those are not always feasible.

Secondly, put some considerations into the bathroom ‘furniture’. A vanity cabinet, for instance, is a nice storage solution but it takes up a lot of space in a small bathroom. On the other hand, a pedestal or wall-mounted sink will allow saving this room for the sake of spaciousness. It’s also very easy to find an alternative way to store your bathroom items – you can organize them on a small shelf or next to the linen closet. Also, the rule of thumb is to remove any pieces of furniture or accessories that ‘stick out’ as due to them any room visually ‘shrinks’. Those are hanging racks, wall shelves etc. Try to replace them with a single furniture item or fit them onto one wall altogether. The same works regarding accessories and decorations – it’s better to use one large piece of art that a bunch of smaller ones.

Thirdly, the classic ‘space-friends’ are mirrors and the more of them you have in the bathroom, the bigger it seems. For starters, a larger mirror installed in front of the bathroom sink will not only enlarge the room by bringing in more light and picking up on the bathroom pattern, but also come in handy for the owner. Also, consider allocating a collection of mirrors in your bathroom since it could add up your personal flair to the interior design apart from serving its intended purpose.

Finally, it’s always advisable to pay attention to smaller details. Actually, this is just a nicer expression for old clutter which should be uncompromisingly removed from the bathroom. This concerns both bath products which you purchased on sale but have never used and unnecessary decorations. Only the bathroom must-haves should be kept but stored out of sight.

The article was submitted by Localmart

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