Do you have a tiny bathroom and want to make the most of it? It’s not ideal having a smaller-than-you’d-like bathroom in your house, but with a few clever design and storage solutions, you can create an elegant, comfortable bathroom that fits virtually any space! Here are some of our favorite small bathroom remodeling ideas.
Don’t skimp on your mirror
The mirror is often one of the most underrated features in a bathroom, but it is actually very important. Mirrors have the ability to make a small room appear larger and brighter. They can also add character and functionality to a space – as long as you choose a unique and aesthetically-pleasing mirror. When selecting a mirror, make sure to take measurements into consideration so that it doesn’t overpower the room. You should also think about the style of the mirror, as this can help to tie the entire space together. For example, a traditional space might benefit from a more ornate mirror, while a contemporary space might do better with a sleek and simple design. No matter what your personal style is, there is definitely a mirror out there that will suit your needs. So don’t skimp on this important bathroom feature – take your time to find the perfect one!
Use cabinets and shelving to create vertical storage.
Custom cabinetry can be a fantastic way to make use of all the vertical space in your bathroom, no matter how small it may be! You might be surprised by how much storage space you have by looking up. Install cabinets and shelves at least a foot above your bathroom’s highest point, and be sure to leave some space behind the toilet for easy cleaning. If you’re short on floor space, consider hanging shelves on the wall to keep towels and toiletries within reach.
Another great way to create vertical storage is by installing a medicine cabinet. You can find one that fits your needs perfectly. Install it at eye level for easy access, and use it to store items like toiletries, first-aid supplies, and medication. You can even add a few shelf brackets inside the cabinet to create additional storage space.
Add the right lighting
A light that is too large, too dim, or too bright for the area will not only look bad but also be ineffective. A flush mount light on the ceiling may help to brighten a little bathroom without overwhelming it. For tiny bathrooms, sconces beside or above your vanity mirror are recommended. These will help to provide even lighting on your face so you can see while you prep for the day. For a more relaxing ambiance, try using a dimmer switch with your light fixtures. This will allow you to adjust the light level to suit your needs at any given time. candles are another great option for creating a relaxing atmosphere in the bathroom. They can be placed on shelves, ledges, or in niches for safe burning. Be sure to keep them away from anything that could catch fire, such as towels or toilet paper.
The beautiful thing about a tiny bathroom is that it doesn’t have to be boring. Wallpaper in a small bathroom may provide a bit of excitement to the room. Small bathrooms, such as powder rooms, are ideal for making a strong statement in your home. If you’re not sure if you have the guts to cover your walls with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper, start with half of them instead. For instance, if the restroom has crown molding or bead board that runs halfway up the wall, paint only one side and add wallpaper or wainscoting to the other. Choose a subtle wallpaper with a small pattern for the bottom and a more dramatic one for the top. If you don’t want to use wallpaper, get creative and paint your walls in two colors or add wainscoting.
For powder rooms and other small bathrooms, wallpapering the entire space can make a big impact. It’s also an easy way to add pattern and color to the room. Choose a wallpaper that complements the existing décor in your bathroom. If you have a lot of tile in your bathroom, opt for a busy wallpaper pattern to help camouflage it. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, choose a large-scale print or mural for an eye-catching look. Wallpaper can be applied to all four walls, or just one accent wall.
Keep it neat and tidy
A small and clean bathroom is one of the best ways to go. It makes the space feel so much bigger and more open. There’s nothing worse (or more claustrophobic) than a small bathroom with clutter, dirt, and grime all around it. The best way to keep your tiny bathroom looking great is to keep it neat and tidy on a regular basis. This means vacuuming the floor, mopping the tiles, and cleaning surfaces with an effective all-purpose cleaner. Also make sure you avoid mold or mildew in your shower by scrubbing it down weekly!
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