It is not totally uncommon to own a home with a small bathroom, and being able to renovate and enlarge it is not always an option. Therefore, the best thing you can do is to realize that the bathroom is as big as it can be. But, here are some tips to get the most out of your space:
1. Maximize the available shower space.
Shelves can make the shower space look smaller, but they can be recessed into the wall in between the studs. You can also go for built-in bench seating. To achieve the illusion of a larger space, overhead lighting can help. The brighter it is, the more spacious the shower will look.
2. Choose patterns that make the space seem larger.
You can make a small bathroom look bigger by using patterned wallpapers. Overlaying the walls and the ceiling with a well thought out patterned wallpaper will produce the illusion of more space. This can be a bit costly though, so you may want to try out painting with a stencil in case you have a smaller budget.
3. Make use of the wall space.
You can fit in a medicine cabinet in a space as narrow as your wall. This can help make your bathroom look more spacious and more coordinated by keeping the countertops free from clutter because of the additional storage.
4. Exploit the glass.
The more light brightens up your shower room, the more spacious it would seem. A glass window, a glass shower door and even a mirror can influence the amount of light inside the room. If you want privacy, you may use window blinds that can still allow light to enter.
5. Use big mirrors as much as possible.
Aside from reflecting more light into the room, mirrors can also play tricks in your eyes and make the space appear bigger than it really is. Have the largest mirror you can afford installed and place overhead lighting on top of the mirror – this is bound to give you an illusion of a seamless bathroom space.