|Here are small changes that you can make to your bathroom. Changes to make it appear bigger and possibly even give you some more space to work with.|
Nobody likes a small bathroom. Unfortunately, a lot of houses have them. If you live in a home with a bathroom that makes you feel a bit claustrophobic, you might think there isn’t much you can do without a major renovation. This may not be the case, though. There are actually several small changes that you can make to your bathroom to make it not only appear bigger but possibly even give you some more space as a result.
Bear in mind that some of these options are a matter of personal taste. You’ll need to think about how these would work with your own personal style preferences. With that said, even if you only use one or two of these suggestions, you may be surprised at how big of a change they can make in your bathroom. All without having to tear down a wall or anything.
Change Up the Look
The first thing that you should do is stop and take a good look at your bathroom. Are the walls some dark, unappealing color that was last seen in the wilds of the 1970s? Does the lighting give everything kind of a dull yellow tint or cast big ominous shadows? Did some unfortunate soul decide that the bathroom really was the place for deep-pile carpeting? The look of your bathroom can have a big effect on how open (or not) it appears. In many cases, a bathroom can appear smaller or far more unpleasant than it actually is.
Some options for fixing this include adding mirrors (always useful in the bathroom). Painting or adding wallpaper to cover up dark or grungy walls. Or replacing light fixtures with something that will give you a bit more illumination everywhere. Try painting one wall a different complementary color as an accent. Choose wallpaper with repeating patterns but also with ample open space between repetitions. Paint your 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
Nothing makes a bathroom appear small like clutter. If every available surface is or even seems to be covered with soaps, styling products, makeup, or manscaping 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. Nothing is more disheartening than having to just shove everything into an unorganized mess in the cabinet.
Bringing the Bathroom to Life with Small Changes
If you aren’t exactly sure how to revitalize your bathroom, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Interior designers can help you with suggestions on how to change the look and functionality of your bathroom without breaking the bank. They can assist you in picking colors, wallpapers, and other options to really open the place up. Help you with light placement, cabinet, and countertop suggestions. They may have additional suggestions based on the actual layout of your bathroom as well. The result could help you feel more comfortable in the bathroom without all the costs of a significant renovation.
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