Renovations: How to make your bathroom look bigger

Got a small bathroom? We've put together a few of the best ways to make the most of these small spaces
Story by: Trends
Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, black and white, floor, furniture, home, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, wall, white
Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger

Tiny bathrooms can be a pain to live with, especially when you’ve got a family. So what can you do to make your bathroom look bigger?

Here are some of the ways you can renovate your bathroom and make it appear more spacious than it really is.

Use soft colours for the walls

Pastel tones and whites are the best way to go when repainting as they give the illusion of space. Using striking colours will only the make the room feel more cramped than it actually is.

Another tip: Keep any floor or shower tiles a similar colour to what’s on your walls. By doing so, the walls will seem to blend into the tiled surface. This leads us onto our next tip...

Avoid transitions

advertisement


Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, black and white, floor, furniture, home, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, wall, white
Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger

Breaks are one of the worst things you can have in a small bathroom. For example, dark shower tiles and light pastel walls. Instead, go the other way and use the same colours throughout the room. The room will feel far less busy and, as a result, much more spacious.

Add mirrors

Mirrors are another great way to make your bathroom feel larger. We’re not talking about decorative small mirrors, but the larger floor to ceiling alternatives. The bigger the better.

Add in a light, and the space will feel truly expansive.

Install a floating vanity

If you’re finding it difficult to decide between storage and space, a floating vanity is likely to help. They’ve got plenty of room for the bathroom essentials, while having the space beneath makes the room feel larger. You can also keep your bathroom scales here.

Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger bathroom, bathroom accessory, bathroom cabinet, black and white, floor, furniture, home, interior design, plumbing fixture, product design, room, sink, wall, white
Avoid transitions to make a space feel larger

Increase natural light

Natural light makes any space feel more open – but improving this situation is obviously difficult in a bathroom. If you’ve got an opaque window with muntins, now may be the time to consider an alternative. Skylights and solar tubes, although expensive, are one of the best ways to light a room deep within the home.

Whatever changes you make, you’ll likely have to make do with the existing space when renovating your bathroom. Of course, this doesn’t mean the space has to feel small.

Bathroom renovations can be stressful, so view some of our other articles if you’re still feeling a little lost. And if you’re ready to delve into a bathroom project, read the ‘Getting started’ guide.

Sep 06, 2017

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

advertisement

Similar stories

Contemporary bathroom insertion into heritage space

Modern box-like insertion with mirror exterior reflects heritage surroundings in renovation by Architect Prineas Read more

Why you should have an in-wall cistern for your new toilet

Is an in-wall cistern right for your bathroom? Get the inside scoop on your biggest questions, concerns and hesitations. Read more

Latest books

Commercial Design Trends Vol 34/02C

Whether you’re travelling for work or pleasure, your hotel experience can either make or break your trip. Our market report in this issue looks at the changing world of hotel design – from five star establ... Read more

Home Trends 3403

The design of our homes – new or renovated – should be an individualistic response to our lifestyle, family set-up and budget. But there are also common requirements we should all aim for – a balance of public and private space... Read more

Home Trends 3306

Renovating a tired and dated kitchen will not only add to your enjoyment of cooking – it can also totally transform the way you use all of your living spaces, indoors and out. But where do you start and what's actually possible... Read more

Related profiles

Trendsideas

Home kitchen bathroom commercial design Read more

James Hardie

James Hardie is a leading international building materials company and a global leader in fibre cement, one of the world's fastest growing building products. Read more