Tips to Make the Most of Your Small Bathroom

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Construction and Maintenance


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You may have a bathroom in your house that you are sure started out as just a closet. It will be tiny, cramped, and awkwardly designed. The most obvious way to improve this is to make it bigger, but that isn’t always an option. There are a few things that can improve the use of the space you already have.

Optimized Layout

With such a small area, it is important that you use all the space you have in an effective manner. While remodeling can be expensive, moving elements around can give you great value. Shower stalls are a great way to use the most of your small space, as they take up much less space than a tub. Many sinks have been designed to have a minimized footprint on your floor space, leaving more space for other things. Keeping to vertical storage solutions can save you space, while not sacrificing that needed storage. It is also a bit of an optical trick, which you can read about below.

Optical Tricks

Once you change the layout to the most effective use, there are things you can do to trick your eye into thinking there is more space. Showers in San Antonio that have clear walls really open up the space. The amount of light that is let in makes the space brighter, opens it up, and is a classy design piece. Your brain is going to think a space is bigger than it is if it looks like it is taller. To give this impression, make sure all design elements go from the floor, all the way to the ceiling. The shower stall, any cabinets, and window coverings that span the entire height of the room can give the illusion of a larger space. You can also look to lighting to provide height, and light. Working with a designer can give you some ideas on how to make the bathroom appear spacious.

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