A bathroom is one of the most important rooms in a house, but it’s also one of the most difficult to change. Plumbing can be difficult and costly to move, especially if you are trying to make a small bathroom larger.
If you are not able to renovate, don’t let a small bathroom get you down. Instead, use these ideas to make the most of the space you have. You’ll be surprised how much larger a bathroom can feel with just a few small changes.
From towels to toiletries, there are a lot of things we need to keep in the bathroom. It can quickly feel cluttered if bottles and other items are taking up valuable counter space. To counteract this problem, consider adding storage in places you might not have thought of before.
The easiest place to start is above the toilet. Most bathrooms do not utilize this space, but it’s the perfect place to install shelves or hanging baskets. If you use this approach, make sure to keep the toilet lid closed to prevent anything from accidentally falling in.
Along these lines, you could install a counter top over the toilet. Many hotels do this to save space in smaller rooms. It might seem weird at first, but in the long run you’ll be glad you made the change.
If your bathroom does not have a window, the lack of natural light can make it feel even smaller. Fix that by installing LED lights, which will provide ample light and a soft glow that mimics natural light.
Lighting up the space can make it feel bigger, or at a minimum make it feel more like home. Another option might be to add a skylight if there’s no opportunity to add a window. Even a little light coming in from above will go a long way to brightening up the room.
Bathroom vanities no longer need to be massive cabinets that take up a ton of space. Even pedestal sinks are coming equipped with space-saving storage options. You might not have a lot of room for counter space, but you can utilize space under the sink for storage.
Look for a pedestal sink or small vanity with a shelf large enough to hold a few folded towels or extra rolls of toilet paper. Another trend is to install a corner vanity, which might get you a little more storage and walking space.
Making these changes large or small will help you feel more comfortable in your bathroom and help your home’s resale value in the long run.
Our team can evaluate your current bathroom and provide ideas for how to make the most of your space no matter what your budget.