Having a small bathroom can make you feel claustrophobic and uncomfortable. But this does not have to be the case. There are several ways in which you can make the most of a bathroom. Primarily, you will want to focus on the three main areas. These areas are the floor, the walls, and lighting. If you can maximize the design aspects of these areas, your space can become warm and inviting. Not sure where to start? No problem. This article will help you in getting the most out of a small bathroom.
Before you start
Before you focus on the floor, walls, or the lighting, it is important that you take stock of what you already have. You are not doing a remodel, so you do not need to worry about the fixture placement or the turn radius clearance. However, note the color scheme, the existing lighting conditions, and any shelves or fixed furniture. Draw out the room and try to visualize your final look that you want. Planning before you start is a sure way to secure the success of the project.
The Floor is more than just Flooring
The first thing which should be considered when trying to make the most of a small bathroom is the floor. While flooring is important, there are other ways in which you can boost the floor’s appearance. First, check to see if the floor needs to be waxed or deep cleaned. Any of these needs can bring new life to the floor. Once you have ensured that the base flooring is superb, then you can add accent pieces. These pieces may be simple shower or toilet rugs, or you may choose to have larger rugs in the space. Keep in mind when adding any rugs to your floor that you will need to constantly wash and dry them, as they absorb moisture. Ensure that any floor mat used can be washed and dried easily.
Try to find colors which complement your walls or your fixtures (if you have colored fixtures) for the best results. Avoid using white in floor mats and rugs, as these blend in with the surrounding area. Using smaller rugs in your small bathroom may help to give the illusion of a larger space, while larger rugs may have the opposite effect.