Small Bathroom Ideas
If you’re living in a mobile home, chances are that you face the ‘impossibly small bathroom challenge.’ Manufactured home owners are always looking for ways to get the most out of their space. Fortunately, making your tiny lavatory seem bigger is doable.
Here’s how to make your small bathroom work for you:
Storage Space: Your walls are a perfect place to store things. Install open-faced shelves above the toilet to hold the items you use daily. Hanging hooks on the back of the door for robes and used towels will also save you space. Choose wisely when deciding on a bathroom vanity. To keep your room clear of clutter, install a sink that has a built in bathroom cabinet that you can store things in. If you have a pedestal sink, store towels and items in baskets directly underneath.
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: A mirror can save your bathroom from looking too small. Mirrors are a great way to bring in style and dimension. Choose a large mirror with an artistic looking frame to hang over your bathroom sink. The large mirror will reflect the wall behind you, giving the room an illusion of looking bigger then it is. Mirrors and shiny silver bathroom faucets fixtures will also magnify the light in your little space to help brighten and open it up.
Pick Your Color: Avoid busy wallpaper designs or darker paints if your bathroom is lacking natural light. These will constrict the look of your space even more. The soft blues, greens, and yellows will lighten up the room and give it a fresh, clean look. If you do want to use a dark color, keep it to one wall and it will stretch out the room and give that wall the illusion of being further back. Should you decide to use wallpaper, make sure it is lighter in color and a monochromatic pattern.
Light It Up: This is a time when you can get creative with opening up the look of your water closet. Natural lighting is ideal, so if you have windows, utilize them. Hanging a sheer curtain will allow light in while also giving you privacy. If you can afford to budget in a skylight you can make the most of natural lighting without taking up any space at all. Track lighting is another smart way to get light in without taking up too much room. Hanging sconces in strategic places throughout the bathroom is another creative option.
Keep it Clear: Shower curtains block out space and light in a room. So, opt for a glass shower door. This will give the look of a clear open space instead of a heavy barrier that could cut a room short. If you do need a shower curtain, consider a clear one that will give your bathroom a more open feel.
You do not have to settle for a teeny, tiny bathroom. No need to bring in the jackhammers — keep the walls where they are! Simply try these easy tips and you will be well on your way to a spacious feeling bathroom in no time at all.
Jay Harris, a Home Depot sales associate in the Chicago area, is a regular Home Depot website contributor on bathroom products and projects. Jay’s interests range from discussing fixtures and vanities to faucets and sinks.