Many of today’s new homes have extra-large bathrooms. They feel beautiful and luxurious, but even older homes with smaller baths can create a feeling of space if handled properly. Here are few suggestions to make that smaller bathroom feel larger.
Use glass. Imagine this bath with a shower curtain instead of the glass doors on the shower. A curtain would crop the room into two sections, making it feel much smaller. The horizontal etched lines along the shower glass add personality and definition without cramping the space.
Install a pedestal sink. The space under the sink is in view, creating a sense of more space. With a pedestal sink, you can see the floor running to all of the walls. A standard vanity would cut the floor off early in part of the room, making it feel smaller.
Maintain the same wall and floor tile across the room. By having no break in the wall or floor tile throughout the bath and shower, the room feels like one larger space rather than a room split into sections.
Take advantage of mirrors. The mirror in this bath is larger than needed, adding a reflection of the space and making it feel bigger.
Stay monochromatic. The extensive use of white in tile and bath fixtures keeps the space open and bright. The darker floor tile adds contrast without subtracting perceived space.
If you use one or more of these design tactics, you will be surprised at how much your bathroom space will seem to expand!