Big Bathroom Impact with a Few Small Changes

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June 2021 Home Ideas

Nobody likes a small bathroom. Unfortunately, a lot of houses do have them. If you live in a home with a bathroom that makes you feel a bit claustrophobic, you might think that there isn’t much you can do without some major (and majorly costly) renovations. This just may not be the case, though. There are actually a number of small changes that you cando to your bathroom to make it not only appear bigger, but possibly just might give you some more space to work with.

Bear in mind that these options are a matter of your personal taste. You’ll need to think about how these would work with your own personal style. With that said, Just by using only one or two of these suggestions, you may be surprised at how big of a change they'll make in your bathroom  without having to tear down a wall or anything.

Change Up the Look
The first thing  take a good look at your bathroom. Are some of the walls seemly dark. Are the wall colors unappealing and seem to from the wilds of the 1970s?

Does the lighting give everything a kind of a dull yellow tint and cast big shadows everywhere? Did some unfortunate soul decide the bathroom really was the place for some deep-pile carpeting? The look of your bathroom can have a big effect on how open (or not) it appears. That feeling can make the bathroom seem smaller or more unpleasant than it actually is.

Some options for fixing this include adding new mirrors, painting or adding wallpaper to cover up dark or grungy walls,  replace light fixtures with something that will give you a bit more illumination everywhere. Try painting one wall a complementary color as an accent. Choose wallpaper with repeating patterns with ample open space between repetitions. Paint the cabinets or add light-colored veneer to help lighten up the space. The lighter and more inviting the bathroom is, the larger it will seem.

Revamp Your Storage-clean those counter tops off.
Another thing that can make a bathroom feel small is clutter. If every available surface seems covered with soaps, styling products, makeup, or man scarping tools, it’s going to trigger that part of your brain that doesn’t like crowded spaces every time you enter the room. This is where good storage can come into play, since it will give you a place for all that clutter, so you don’t have to just shove everything into an unorganized mess in the cabinet. A new unit over the toilet or new shelving inside the cabinets just might do the trick.

Consider installing rotating storage or under-shelf racks in your cabinets to make organizing easier. Adding a high shelf with a towel rack under it can also help, letting you move towels out of your cabinet and position them closer to your bath or shower without taking up precious floor space. Hanging a multi-panel medicine cabinet is also a great idea too. You'll be surprise at just how much space you suddenly feel and see you have.

Breathing new Life into Your Bathroom 
If you aren’t exactly sure how to revitalize your bathroom, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Painters and interior designers may have suggestions on how to change the look and functionality of your bathroom without breaking the bank and can assist you in picking colors and other options to really open the bathroom up. Sometimes they may have additional suggestions based on the actual layout of your bathroom, helping you to feel more comfortable in the bathroom without all the cost of significant renovation.

Give me a call today or text me you inquiries and I'll be happy to supply a few names to get you started on the updating that bathroom.

Sheri' Griffin   318-488-1760