Keeping a house organized is difficult; doing the same with a bathroom, even more so.
Besides being one of the smallest rooms in your home, it also tends to accumulate clutter. So, making the space functional can be a challenge but is not impossible!
There are a few fail-safe tricks to help you maximize your space. From new glass shower door installation to other budget-friendly ideas, keep reading to find inspiration to transform your bathroom.
How to Maximize Your Bathroom Space
Here are some clever hacks to make your bathroom more functional.
1. Install a Glass Shower Door/Frameless Shower Enclosure
Shower curtains generally create a visual obstruction that makes your bathroom appear smaller than it is. That’s why it’s better to choose a glass shower door that creates a subtle division between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom. Plus, they allow natural and artificial light to filter in.
The absence of visual obstructions makes it seem like one unit, making your bathroom appear bigger. In the case of shared bathrooms, homeowners may choose a glass shower door made using patterned glass for additional privacy.
Alternatively, you can go for a frameless glass shower enclosure as they can be installed in even the smallest bathrooms. You can choose from a wide range of designs including corner, neo-angle, and in-line enclosures. They offer a unique and modern appearance and can be customized to suit the requirements of your space. Moreover, they also offer better accessibility and help keep the water contained within the shower area.
2. Capitalize on Vertical Space
Bathrooms in general have more vertical than horizontal space, giving you the opportunity to install shelving units that help you make the best use of the area.
However, if you want to avoid creating a closed-in feeling, it’s better to go for open shelving units installed at eye level. Choose narrow shelves and paint them the same colour as the walls to make them blend in with the rest of the bathroom. You can use this additional space to store everyday items such as beauty products, lotions, and bath salts. Another idea is to use designer baskets for items like toilet paper and towels to keep them out of sight while ensuring they are easily accessible.
3. Choose an Integrated Cistern
Many traditional toilets are bulky and take up a lot of space. This is why it’s better to search for integrated units that offer a compact solution while ensuring your space remains efficient and looks stylish. It’s also a more hygienic option as the design doesn’t harbour bacteria or dust underneath or in the cistern. Hence, cleaning becomes easier.
4. Carefully Choose the Colour
It’s a good idea to put careful thought into the space’s colour palette. You can choose virtually any colour, but several are more effective in making it appear larger, while others do the opposite. For instance:
- Neutrals and whites can make your space look brighter and bigger, and these colours are often associated with hygiene.
- When choosing a darker colour, it’s better to select one with a glossy sheen that will reflect some natural and/or artificial light and create the illusion of more space.
- If you want to add several colours, try to maintain a complementary palette as too many colours that clash will make the space appear cluttered.
5. Add Mirrors
To create an airier and lighter space that looks bigger, invest in wall mirrors in different sizes. Tall and long mirrors both work to effectively exaggerate the space’s size, look and feel. However, your best bet is to choose designs and sizes that work for your bathroom.
6. Invest in a Shower Organizer
Another area that could use some organization is your shower area. This is especially useful if you’re someone who keeps purchasing new products before the old ones have run out.
Consider purchasing a hanging shower caddy that has at least two shelves and some hooks. There is a wide range of designs available so choose something that works for your space. First, be sure to check the dimensions of the caddy and the areas around and above the shower fixtures so it fits.
7. Minimize Floor Accessories
While you can use area rugs in a small bathroom space to make the space cozier and more comfortable, it’s better to choose one large rug over several smaller-sized ones. Also, try to get only one large floor mat instead of separate ones to unify the floor area instead of breaking it up.
Designing a bathroom doesn’t need to be a challenge and it can easily be turned into a space you love spending time in. Hopefully, these tips will allow you to make the most of your bathroom while ensuring it appears and feels larger yet cozy.