How to Create More Open Space in Your Bathroom
There might be nothing more luxurious for a homeowner than to have a large, magnificent bathroom. People spend so much time in that particular room that many feel it’s important to have a room that they can really spread out and relax in. Also, a large bathroom is certainly attractive to potential buyers. But what if a bathroom in your house is a bit on the smaller side? Does that mean that it needs to stay that way? Not necessarily. There are many things you can do to open up that space. Of course, you can go all-out and remodel the bathroom and the surrounding rooms to give yourself a larger bathroom. If that’s not the answer you’re looking for, however, don’t worry. There are some very simple and affordable things you can do to maximize your space, and make the bathroom even appear larger than it really is.
Change the Sink
In a small bathroom, space is a premium. Without a doubt, the biggest eater of all that space is the traditional sink/vanity combo. To fix this, consider losing it altogether. A pedestal sink provides an elegant look while only taking up a fraction of the floor space. Taking that one step further, a trough sink that is mounted directly to the wall takes up no floor space at all, and its sleek design gives you more area overall. Of course, these options mean you lose a lot of storage space. If that’s not something you can handle, you might want to think about a floating vanity. Because floating vanities are mounted above the floor, the extra space provides the appearance of a more open floor plan (and also gives you a little more storage underneath the vanity, as well).
Ditch the Doors
We’ve written before about doorless showers, so we won’t beat that dead horse here. Suffice it to say that if done right, a doorless shower not only looks amazing and gives your bathroom a unique look, but it will also provide you with some much-needed space.
Extend the Counter
Depending on your bathroom design, extending the counter over the toilet can give you a lot of extra space for your essentials. This is especially helpful if you don’t have much in the way of a vanity to begin with — not only do you keep the extra floor space, but you still have room for your morning routine.
Change the Decor
By changing your bathroom decor, you can at least create the illusion of more space. Soft colors, recessed lighting, and large patterns (like very wide stripes) have all been shown to make a room feel larger than it really is. So, if the above options aren’t possible, you might want to think about what aesthetic changes would make your bathroom look its best and biggest.