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Bathroom on a budget: how to maximize a small space

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Making a small bathroom look strikingly beautiful without breaking the bank is more than possible. It only requires creativity and a few smart ideas. Minor alterations like updating handles, displaying body lotions and facial tissues instead of hiding them within cabinets, enhancing metal fittings, hanging natural plants from the ceiling, refreshing towels, changing the shower curtain or even transforming an old vanity into a chic piece can make a big difference.

In fact, you can initiate and complete such a project destined to spruce up your bathroom over the weekend, but what happens when you want to maximize the small space available? As a person who considers the bathroom not just a room for daily hygiene activities, but rather a personal spa or sanctuary, the lack of space might keep you up at night, mostly due to questions like “where I should place extra towels?”, “where I can store hair accessories?” running incessantly through your mind. Fortunately, your tiny bathroom can offer more storage possibilities than you think. Keep reading to find out more.

Natural light and a monochromatic color scheme

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If you never thought about it before, then you should know that the color and the amount of natural light entering the bathroom can make it feel smaller or larger. Opting for a monochromatic color scheme represents the best solution in this case. Of course, it does not mean that you cannot play with various shades of that color to avoid causing a bland feel. Even though white seems the safest choice because not only it makes your private space look larger, but also cleaner and brighter, you can also go with soft, neutral tones. Having a window in the shower in order to allow sunshine and natural light come in is ideal, not to mention that it ensures proper ventilation, which is more than necessary in such a humid space. Every homeowner knows that mold problems generally start in the bathroom due to excessive moisture. Since you do not want to add a dehumidifier or a fan because it takes valuable space, the window remains the wisest option.

Bathroom Panels also help you achieve a cleaner look. Many people choose them to the low level of maintenance required due to the absence of grout lines.

Adjustable lighting and vertical space

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When it comes to the bathroom, every homeowner out there should invest in lighting instead of making costly and time-consuming mistakes like moving the plumbing because a simple dimmer switch can create a multifunctional room, making it seem bigger. With adjustable lighting, you will find it more comfortable and inviting to do your makeup in the morning and enjoy a long shower or bath in the evening instead of just completing the basic tasks because of one limiting overhead light.

Furthermore, if you take a good look at your bathroom, you will instantly notice that you have not exploited the available vertical space, which is a shame, especially when complaining about having a small bathroom. For instance, why are you not using the space above the doorway? By installing decorative storage shelves that you can easily DIY at home, you can put scrubs, bath tub salts and more. In fact, you can also store toilet paper there and you worry about the visual impact, then you can place it inside a decorative basket. However, since the shelves are above the doorway, not many people will pay attention to them; they will probably not even spot them when entering the bathroom.

Glass enclosure and a huge mirror

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Another simple trick that you can use in order to maximize the space in your tiny bathroom is to replace the shower curtain with glass enclosure. Separating the tub or shower area from the rest of the room is very important, but it does not have to give the impression of two completely different areas. If privacy represents your main concern, then you should know that you can opt for various frosted patterns that have the exact same effect you want to obtain. Moreover, a glass enclosure will give your old bathroom a modern feel, not to mention that it matches perfectly with Interior Wall Panels. Practically, apart from creating the illusion of more space, you are also upgrading your bathroom, thus killing two birds with one stone.

We cannot forget about mirrors, which people use in living rooms or bedrooms to add space and reflect light. However, in what concerns the bathroom, you have to select the ideal place or area for installing the huge mirror because you want it to reflect eye-catching scenery, not an empty wall. Finally, yet importantly, you should opt for lighter color in terms of cabinetry. Of course, since you benefit from a shoestring budget, you do not have to purchase new bathroom furniture; you can just repaint the existing one.

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  1. utopiafurniture's Avatar
    This information is really good. freestanding bathroom furniture is ideal for small bathroom space.
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