Bathroom Designed | Shower Enclosure & More
With the right materials and fixtures, combined with an emphasis on size and strategic planning, it is often possible to take a small bathroom and turn it into something large and amazing. Small or compact bathrooms are often overlooked, but there are certain design ideas that you can do to take these small spaces and make them appear much larger. Here are seven tips for maximizing the space in your small bathroom:
Make Sure to Create a Simple, Yet Elegant Focal Point
With home design, rather than use elaborate details, bright colors and exaggerated patterns, you need to keep things simple and focus on a specific focal point. This could be a painted wall, a large piece of artwork on a wall, brightly colored bath or sinks with an elegant mirror or an intricate chandelier. All of these items can have a huge impact on the perceptions within a compact space.
Don't Overlook the Importance of Clever Storage Solutions
Since you are limited on space, you need to make the most of the space that you have. One of the easiest ways to make the room feel larger and roomier is by opting for items that take up less visual space. For example, consider recessed medicine cabinets and a wall-hung vanity as opposed to alternative versions. With a little planning, you can recess almost anything into the wall, from toiletry slots to small magazine holders.
Use Multiple Size Tiles to Add Visual Interest
Rather than using the same size tile on the floor and the walls, you should consider using larger ones on the wall and smaller ones on the floor, or vice versa. This helps to mix things up a bit in the space without going overboard, thereby alleviating having a design that is going to overwhelm small rooms.
Opt for the Installation of a Frameless Shower Glass Enclosure
Similar to the clever space idea, frameless shower enclosures also give the appearance of taking up less visual space. Plus, they are much more modern and appealing than standard showers and bathtubs. Not only do they add a contemporary edge to the space, but they are also aesthetically pleasing. A frameless shower enclosure is also perfect for showcasing tile work. Overall, frameless shower enclosures provide a cleaner, more sophisticated look to the space.
Be Cautious with the Color
From a design standpoint, you may feel that your bathroom is the place to let go and really make things pop, but too much of a good thing can sometimes lead to less than desirable results. In a small space, you need to keep things simple with your color palette. Rather than bringing five different colors in the space, even if they blend in well with one another, you should opt for a primary color and then use that color in a variety of shades. This helps to maintain a sense of serenity and relaxation, which is necessary for an appealing and comfortable bathroom.
Make Use of Various Types of Lighting
The bathroom is the perfect place to employ various lighting types. You can use recessed lighting over the shower or tub. Under-cabinet lighting can emit a beautiful glow beneath your vanity. This same type of lighting could be used just behind the mirror if it stands out from the wall a bit, giving off a gorgeous glimmer. Or, you could opt for wall lights and sconces on each side of the mirror instead. If you do decide to use decorative lighting, try to keep them slim-lined to avoid overwhelming the space. Fixtures with subtle details are usually best for compact areas. A frameless shower enclosure will also give much more light and a more open feel to a smaller bathroom.
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