Ways to Make the Most of a Small Bathroom Space

We previously talked about the many ways to optimize space in a small kitchen. For this post, we’ve decided to take things into the bathroom, helping you make the most of the limited amount of space in a small bathroom. From paint decisions to replacing fixtures, there are plenty of ways that you can open up the space in your bathroom and give it a little bit more room. Read on to discover more on how you can optimize space in your small bathroom!Use GlassHave you ever thought that your shower curtain could look better or use an upgrade? Chances are you have, and considering the amount of use that showers see on a daily basis, shower curtains have to be replaced from time to time. Unlike shower curtains, glass doors never have to be replaced, and additionally, help open up your bathroom and make it feel more open and spacious. They are also easier to clean than shower curtains, giving you all the more reason to upgrade.

Natural Light

Thinking about how much time we spend in our bathrooms on a daily basis versus how small they can sometimes be, it’s important to make the bathroom feel as comfortable as possible. A great place to start is by allowing as much natural light into your bathroom as possible. Letting in as much natural light as possible into your bathroom will give the illusion that it is larger than it really is, and it will open up the room quite a bit as well. As bathrooms are also a place that require an amount of privacy from time to time, you should ensure that whatever your source of natural light is, that it is also able to provide its user with as much privacy as possible. If you have windows in your bathroom, installing blinds or curtains will give a person the option of covering the windows if needed. If you don’t have windows in your bathroom, skylights or glass block windows are a great way to let light in that also give the room privacy.

Choose Your Colors Wisely

Another factor that plays into the overall feel of a room has to do with color schemes. While a fresh coat of paint can only be beneficial to a room, the color itself you choose can make more of a difference than you think. In the case of small spaces, the color you choose can contribute both positively and negatively to the illusion of spaciousness in the room. Surely, colors are a matter of personal taste, but when it comes to trying to optimize space in a small bathroom, darker colors have a tendency to make your room feel smaller. While deeper tones may better fit your personal taste, if you want to make the most of your small bathroom, using softer, pale colors on your floors and walls will help open up the bathroom overall, again giving it a sense of it being larger than it actually is. Stay away from the darker colors, and choose whites, greys, and even pastels like yellows.

Optimize Floor Space

Another great way to free up some space in your bathroom is to install a pedestal sink. This may not always be an easy thing to do, especially if the cabinet underneath your bathroom sink is used for storage. If you can find a way to transfer your bathroom storage into a separate linen closet that’s either in your bathroom or close to it, you will be able to replace your existing sink with a pedestal sink. This will free up space for aesthetic reasons only, but if you’re looking to make as much of a difference as possible, every little bit of space helps in making you feel more comfortable and less crowded.

Look Up!

Finally, bathrooms have a tendency to be crowded on the floor, with many people ignoring all the usable space that exists vertically. Installing wall shelves or other storage on your walls is not only a great solution to getting rid of your under sink bathroom cabinet, it can also give your a bathroom a sense of style. Be careful not to overdo it, though, as this sensible space solution can very easily crowd things more if you’re not careful. 

Those are just a few ways that you can optimize space in a small bathroom. Kitchen Zip is please to provide you with a variety of kitchen and bathroom fixtures, including sinks, faucets, toilets, surfaces and more. You can browse our entire inventory online, where we offer free shipping on any order over $150. If you’re in Charlotte, you can head on over to our brick and mortar location, where you can browse all of our inventory in person. Our experienced professionals will be able to assist you with any questions you may have, helping you find the perfect sink, faucet or other fixture for your bathroom or kitchen. Visit us online or in person today!