Updating a bathroom can be as simple as swapping out a few pieces of furniture or as complicated as remodeling the entire space.
Either way, it’s a good idea to make sure that the new elements in your bathroom are doing their part to help you feel comfortable and relaxed.
When our clients want to spice up their bathrooms, we advise them on everything from paint colors and cabinets to faucets and light fixtures, so that they end up with a space that feels well-designed and functional.
If your next bathroom project goals are to transform your small bathroom layout and make the bathroom look bigger, we can help.
Our design experts have reworked spaces in small bathrooms for years. They’ve discovered five ways to make a small bathroom look bigger without changing the layout—see what they recommend!
How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger?
Before you attempt a major bathroom renovation, here are five quick ways to make it look larger. We’ll explore each of them in detail and explain how they can give the illusion of more space.
Here are the five tips:
- Updated Shower Enclosure
- Shelving & Storage
Update the Shower Enclosure
If you have a clear glass frameless shower enclosure, you can eliminate most of the space within your bathroom.
Contact a local glass shop to help you choose an option that’s right for your bathroom. Because of the way frameless enclosures connect to the wall, you can only make minor changes before needing to renovate the rest of your bathroom.
The doorless shower enclosure is made of clear glass, letting your eye travel further as you take in the scene. Doorless showers are all the rage, but not just any doorway will do: sliding doors will create a modern feel and pivoting doors allow for easy entry and exit.
Regardless of the opening, ArK Remodeling Services can help you decide which option is best for you.
Add New Tile
Tile refresh is a common way to update your bathroom. New tile can add color, patterns, and size variety to your space. If you want your small bathroom to appear bigger, consider placing tile all the way up the wall to the ceiling.
When each eye-stopping point is different from another, like a tile floor and a contrasting paint color on the walls, your space looks less cohesive.
Tile placement from floor to ceiling is important, but so are size and color. Lighter colors will make your space feel airier. This is especially important if you’re already lacking in natural light.
Include Shelving & Storage
Bathrooms need storage, and shelves can offer relief in small spaces. But bulky storage options can crowd smaller bathroom layouts. Hidden storage can eliminate the need for free-standing storage units.
Pedestal sinks are also great for freeing up floor space. Plus, by placing the sink on top of a pedestal, your countertop surface area will remain unchanged and can also make a bathroom look bigger.
If a larger remodel project is in your future, there are many small bathroom remodeling ideas that can maximize storage and space.
Update the Paint
If you want to update your bathroom with new paint, then that’s a great way to get started. Of course, you will want to choose colors that reflect your overall aesthetic vision.
If you’re working with a small bathroom, paint color can help open up the space. Lighter colors make a room look bigger. Consider what types of light your small bathroom has, as well as the fixtures and other accents.
If you add light-colored accents and paint your wall in a few shades darker, you’ve got something. But if natural light is unavailable, and other accent colors already add dark tones to the room, go for a lighter wall color.
One way to make a small bathroom look bigger is to decrease the contrast between its color and the wall paint. If a wall is painted a different color from the wainscot, your eyes will be drawn to both elements. Your eyes will pause at each contrast, making the space appear smaller.
Choose the Right Decor Choices
If you’re thinking about updating the shower enclosure, tile or paint, but that project isn’t on your to-do list yet, consider some other ways to spruce up a bathroom that makes it feel more spacious. When in doubt, less is more.
You can make a small bathroom look bigger simply by being mindful of how many decorative accessories you display in the bathroom (for example, too many things on the toilet tank or vanity top can make a small space look cluttered), how many pieces of artwork you hang on the walls and whether there are too many throw rugs on the floor.
Also, adding mirrors to a room can make it seem larger, especially when the mirrors are frameless. Or you could also replace glass shower doors with a curtain and add another mirror to the bathroom.
Hire a Houston Bathroom Remodeling Expert
If you’re looking for a bathroom remodeling company in Houston, we can help. The Ark Remodeling Services team employs a specific bathroom remodeling process to make your vision a reality. All you need to do is let us know what you’re trying to achieve and we’ll take care of the rest.
At Ark Remodeling Services, we’ll work with you every step of the way, providing expertise and answering questions. We guarantee that our prices will equal or be less than any other qualified contractor’s price on the same project.
Submit a request for a free estimate now or give us a call at 832-909-7903.