Bathrooms are a place where we begin and end our days. They are where we getting ready in the morning before we face the day full of work, kids, friends and family. They come in a variety of sizes, some large, others small. When you have a small bathroom, it can be both challenging and frustrating, especially if you are sharing with other members of the family.
We have some great tips to help you transform your bathroom into a more welcoming place, utilizing tools to make the most of small spaces. And remember to keep us in mind when you’re ready to remodel the bathroom to make the most of the space you have, or to expand the size of the bathroom.
Organization: With a small bathroom, organization is key. Leaving out just a few items can cause the whole room to appear messy and chaotic very fast. Using storage totes can help solve this problem. These totes can come in a variety of colors that will be a great accent to your color scheme and decor. Not only will they be practical, but also a great accent piece.
Appropriately Sized Furnishings: Chunky large vanities take up a lot of unnecessary space, something that will easily cause your bathroom to appear even smaller than it already is. Replacing a large vanity with a smaller one can do wonders in opening the space in a small bathroom.
Creative Shelving: Space shelving is one of the best inventions for small bathrooms! It’s the multitasker in bathroom organization and space efficiency. There are several types of shelving where you can utilize wall space over floor space. Over-the-toilet shelving will help you make the most of a tremendous amount of space that once had no purpose, other than holding up the wall. They are a fantastic way to keep organized and have a place for your bathroom necessities.
There are also shelving units that you can purchase if you do not wish for something directly behind or above your toilet. They are tall, making the most use of the vertical space in your bathroom versus taking up additional floor space. Call us if you would like information on built-in shelving options for the bathroom.
Storage Cubes: Another great shelving idea is storage cubes. These cubes can be hung directly on the wall, making use of additional wall space so your small bathroom floor will be more open.
Floating Shelving: Floating shelves are just one more idea of making use of wall space. They are very clean and minimal in design and a great way to keep items off of the floor.
Vertical Space: We recommend making the most of all wall space in small bathrooms and doors are no exception. Over the door storage is simply fantastic. You can also hang multiple towel racks, each spaced vertically down the center of the door. Not only will this make use of the space, it’s also aesthetically fantastic.
Medicine Cabinets: Medicine cabinets have been around for a while and continue to be a great way to keep your smaller bathroom essentials hidden and organized.
New Paint: One more way to transform a small bathroom is with fresh paint. Making a room appear either large or small has a lot to do with the colors you choose. Using darker colors will make a room appear smaller, but don’t let that steer you away from dark colors entirely – use them as accent colors. Choosing a lighter color will cause a room to feel larger, but you don’t want to feel blinded every time you walk into the door.
You’ll find that making just a few adjustments to your bathroom will leave you feeling amazed at the results. And the best part is that these recommendations will not hurt your pocket as they are very low cost options as well as easy. You can easily transform your bathroom in just one weekend. Now go have some fun and call us at 443-579-5701 if you’d like our help!