Four Ways To Make That Tiny Bathroom Feel Bigger
Hey, maybe most guys don’t care. After all, they’re in and out of the bathroom and ready to go before we know it’s happened. But with hair, makeup, and shaving all the nether parts, women spend a lot more time in the bathroom. So if it’s on the small side, it can almost start to close in on you. Here are four ways to make that tiny bathroom feel lots bigger.
Mirrors. Think BIG Mirrors.
In most small bathrooms, the potty is placed next to the sink top. Typically, the mirror used is the same width as the sink area, meaning the mirror is between 30 and 36 inches. And the wall over the toilet is blank. Often, to fill the blank wall, an essentially useless towel rack gets stuck there. But why not get a bigger mirror that covers that entire wall space?
Nothing opens up a room like the generous use of mirrors. Not to mention that with all the prepping and fussing we do to get ready, more mirror is a good thing, anyway. This is actually the least expensive hack to fix that tiny bathroom, and you’ll love the results.
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I find inviting about a dimly lit bathroom. I want to see the clean. And, hopefully, not see any dirty! But beyond that, great lighting is essential to getting the makeup right. The real benefit though is that brighter lights also make the bathroom feel larger.
This is only common sense, right? Think, we use white or lighter colors to make things appear larger or stand out. Darks, on the other hand, make things seem smaller. So bright lighting in that cramped little bathroom is a must. And while you’re at it, throw on a coat of very light colored paint, preferrable pure white or just a tad off-white.
Use Clear Glass.
Whether you have a shower or tub in the bathroom, there’s probably a glass partition to keep the water from splashing out. Known as shower enclosures in the U.S. and shower cabins in the U.K., if you have a smaller bathroom it’s probably an older bathroom and has a obscured or frosted glass. It’s time for a replacement!
That frosted glass is making the bath or shower fixture feel like a separate space from the rest of the bathroom. By installing a clear glass enclosure/cabin, that space inside the bath or shower will feel like part of the bathroom and give the whole room a feeling of being larger. Side benefit: it’s way prettier and lets more light in if you happen to have a window in the bathing or showering fixture area.
Extend The Counter.
How many time have you put your brush on the top of the toilet tank cover only to have it slide directly into the toilet? Definetly not good when you’re hurrying to get ready. Here’s a creative solution to that.
The benefits to this are more counter space, a more elegant look to the bathroom, and of course a lot fewer objects taking the dive into the potty.
Tiny Bathroom Fixed With A Small Budget
These four tiny bathroom hacks will totally transform the look of your bathroom. And instead of the high cost and mess of doing a complete bath remodel, you’ll do it without breaking the bank. Then you can just lock the door and make him wait.