Tips and tricks for a bigger-looking bathroom
Do you wish you had a bigger bathroom? If so, you’re not alone.
In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Moen, almost half the respondents wished they could make their bathroom larger. But, a complete bathroom overhaul isn’t in the cards for most homeowners.
And when your bath is too small, it can quickly go from being a retreat from the outside world to a stress-inducing, cluttered place.
Whether you’re hoping to update the guest bath or the master suite, you can create a larger-looking bath without actually expanding your space. With a thorough cleaning and some space-expanding illusions, you’ll be relaxed and rejuvenated in your new “bigger” bath in no time.
Using an intense color palette is not always the best technique when it comes to a tiny bathroom.
Make a statement
Bold, dark colors can weigh a room down, making it look even smaller. Instead, use pale and cool colors like soft whites, pastels and neutral tones to add size and depth.
Continue the color scheme in the woodwork, trim, vanity and door to create a “disappearing” look that will lengthen the walls.
By eliminating the hard edges created by drastic changes in color, your eye will flow smoothly across the room.
It’s important to look at the small details like faucets and accessories to create a statement. Choosing a sophisticated design can provide a beautiful focal point in your bath. Manufacturers are now creating a wide range of styles from single-handle to widespread and wall-mounted.
Some faucets feature traditional detailing like porcelain inlays and a generously sized spout. And designers are now creating matching faucets for the shower or tub, and a complete selection of accessories.
Look in the mirror
A mirror in the bathroom can do more than just show your reflection — it can stretch the space by reproducing it.
Additionally, mirrors reflect both natural and artificial light, making a smaller room look bigger and brighter by bouncing illumination throughout.
Don’t think that mirrors need to only be above the sink.