If you are remodelling your home and finding the bathroom space particularly restrictive, the chances are you are not alone. After all, it is no secret that new-build properties are becoming increasingly smaller with every passing year, as the rate of construction increases to meet the rising levels of demand.
While it can be difficult to model or style a compact bathroom space (which is already likely to be the smallest in your house), it is not impossible. With some creative thinking, an eye for detail and the intelligent use of colour, you can still design a stylish space which appears to be bigger than it actually is.
So, how exactly can this be achieved? Let’s take a look:
1. Use the Shape of Your Bathroom to Your Advantage
It is fair to say that not every small bathroom has been created equal, with a host of different shapes and potential layouts available depending on the age and the style of your home.You can use these subtle difference to your advantage, in order to optimise the sense of available space within. If you have a bathroom that boasts a relatively square space, for example, you can make it appear infinitely bigger simply by decorating it in neutral shades that run along the floor and up each wall. Conversely, those with a narrow, rectangular space should consider adding depth with feature wall, which uses a single block colour or exposed brickwork to create a striking visual effect.
Conversely, those with a narrow, rectangular space should consider adding depth with feature wall, which uses a single block colour or exposed brickwork to create a striking visual effect. Either way, it is important that you understand the precise shape of your bathroom and strive to leverage this to your advantage during the design process.
2. Introduce a Skylight to the Space
An excess of natural light can do wonders in any space, particularly one as confined as a bathroom. In fact, this can create the illusion of space in your bathroom, while creating a pleasing visual effect that is particularly striking during the summer months.You can achieve this by adding a skylight as this will instantly open up space and create a huge source of natural light. This will also establish an airy space and one that is as comfortable as it is alluring.
You can also introduce a skylight in a downstairs and upstairs bathroom where logistics allow, so this is definitely something that you should consider when remodelling.
3. Invest in Free-standing and Flexible Furniture
On a final note, those with small and relatively restricted bathroom spaces should consider investing in free-standing furniture.Such items not only contribute to a creative and eclectic interior, but they can also be shifted around at a moments notice to optimise space in real-time. Such fittings can also underpin a fluid and changeable design ethos, which can be adapted regularly over time if you desire.
Where possible, you should also try to secure creatively designed items of furniture that provide covert storage space. This ensures that your small bathroom is as practical as it is stylish, which is a must for any busy family home!