Add the illusion of space to your small bathroom with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Not surprisingly, the average size of the home bathroom has almost doubled during the past few decades. Still, many of us live in older homes with considerably smaller bathrooms–those that are 75 square feet or less. While they might be short on space, these small bathrooms need not lack style, character or most importantly, the feel of a more spacious spa-like bath. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to pump up a pint-size bathroom. Use these tips from Moen and Blain’s Farm & Fleet to add the illusion of space to your small bathroom.
1. Expand the Ceiling: You don’t need to raise your bathroom ceiling to create a roomier feel. Create the illusion of a taller bathroom by painting a lattice or molding design around the edge of the ceiling. Or, install crown molding – just remember to make sure to paint the crown molding the same color as the ceiling.
2. Add Depth: One of the most cost-effective and easiest ways to make a small bathroom seem bigger is through the use of paint. Pick soft creams, light neutrals and pastels to open up this small space. Consider adding bright towels or accessories for contrast and a pop of color.
3. Let There Be Light: Light can make a huge difference in the feel of the size of the room. If you don’t have a bathroom window, halogen lighting is a good solution because it offers precise light rather than the scattered light provided by fluorescent bulbs. If you have enough height in the room, consider installing soft-diffused lighting, or use several recessed lights.
4. Reflect on the Space: Mirrors are great for any small bathroom because of the light-enhancing and reflective qualities they provide by visually opening up a space. Mirrors pick up patterns and colors on the wall, creating the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is. Start by hanging a larger mirror above the sink.
Remember, just because your bathroom may be small, doesn’t mean that it has to be dull. Visually opening up a bathroom can turn it into a warm and inviting retreat that would rival any larger bathroom!