9 Tips to Maximize Space in Your Small Bathroom

Posted on: July 16,2013

When it comes to small bathroom remodeling, space limitations are a big challenge. With less room to incorporate everything a large bathroom contains, you’ve got to make every inch count. We’ve got nine tips to help you maximize all the space in your small bathroom.

1. Use the Right Colors

Utilizing light colors throughout the space reflects the light and brightens your room, causing it to look bigger. When selecting your colors, consider all the natural light sources and pick a paint that will highlight that light. We’ve found that lighter and softer neutrals do the job well to make a small bathroom look larger.

2. Install a Pocket Door

If possible, install a pocket door. If you’re unfamiliar with pocket doors, these types of doors slide along their own length and disappear into an adjacent wall or compartment when opened (rather than a traditional hinge door). You will be surprised at the amount of floor space freed up when your door isn’t swinging across the bathroom on hinges.

3. Hang a Large Mirror

Mirrors are a great way to make space look bigger. However, hanging too many mirrors will create chopped up space. We recommend hanging one large mirror in the bathroom to extend the eye, and reflect natural light.

4. Install a Clear Glass Shower

The reasons may seem obvious, but many of our clients don’t think to consider how glass shower doors, or even entire glass showers (European showers), will expand space and stretch visual space. Think about it: your eye can travel through clear glass, but porcelain, tile or plastic doors and walls will obstruct your line of vision, making the bathroom feel even smaller.

5. Select a Vanity with Open Shelving

Cabinet drawers close up space and make a space feel heavy. If you’re looking to keep small items organized, consider baskets or bins placed on shelves. Many Re-Bath & More customers select furniture style vanities with small drawers to maximize space.

6. Consider a Wall Mount or Pedestal Sink

If you don’t need the storage space, wall mount sinks are a great way to expand your floor space, and create a unique aesthetic. Pedestal sinks are another way to free up space in a small bathroom.

7. Use Creative Storage Displays as Decoration

Sometimes we see clients who, instead of placing a framed print or other decorative item on their walls, will create colorful or unique shelving to hold their linens. This solution provides both storage space, and aesthetic design.

8. Stowaway Storage

Sometimes you can’t avoid the issue of storage space in a bathroom. If you simply need more space, ask your Re-Bath & More design consultant about the possibility of carving out added storage space between studs in a wall. This creates recessed storage, allowing you to forgo compromising bathroom floor space.

9. Install Glass Shelving

The principle here is the same as the clear shower door. You don’t need additional surfaces obstructing your line of vision. When you can see through things, you get a continuous look at the room, making your bathroom feel much larger.

Small Bathroom Remodeling in Central PA

Some think that remodeling a small bathroom offers limited design and style choices, but at Re-Bath & More, we see every remodeling project as an exciting challenge. With our wide selection of products and styles, your possibilities are unlimited—even if your space is not.

No matter how small your bathroom is, you will still receive a complimentary in-home consultation and estimate for your remodeling project. With Re-Bath & More, the renovation of your small bathroom will be completed efficiently and correctly the first time. Contact us today to schedule yours!