Bathrooms can be the most important room when it comes to sale but at times, this ‘smallest room in the house’ can be difficult to work with. They can be cramped with layouts determined by plumbing and little natural light. Whether it’s your ensuite or your apartment bathroom, here’s a few tips for making that ‘smallest room in the house’ seem more spacious that don’t require major renovations.
1. Light & bright
A small room needs as much light as possible to give it that spacious feel. Start with the colours of the wall and ceiling. Make sure they are the same, light colour. Making use of half or double strength for tinting can give a contrast without making the room any more dull. If there are curtains in the room, make them as sheer as possible which will maximise any natural light.
Reflected light is a great way to make a small room feel bigger, so install large mirrors. It’s not a bad idea to make the mirrors larger than you normally would and use more than for a normal bathroom.
3. Raise the bar
If you have a shower curtain, raise it all the way to the ceiling. This will draw eyes upwards, making the ceiling appear taller and creating the illusion of a bigger space. You can use the same effect with any curtain rods – the greater hang will give the impression of a larger window, again making a small room seem bigger.
Clutter is a space killer. If you don’t need it right away, then store it in another room. This can include the bathmat, which if it is on the floor, decreases floor space making the room appear smaller.