5 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Larger
If you’ve ever said, “I just wish my bathroom was a little bigger,” know that you’re not alone. Despite being such an integral part of someone’s daily routine, the bathroom is typically designed to be a smaller space. While the obvious solution for this problem is to knock down walls and add square footage, this isn’t always possible. Instead of going through the lengthy and expensive process of extending your bathroom, here are a few different ways to make it feel larger:
1. Use Light & Bright Colors
Many people assume that bathrooms typically feature white and neutral colors to make the space feel cleaner. While this can be true, light and bright colors can also help make it appear larger. Darker colors absorb light while lighter colors are more reflective, therefore giving the illusion of a more open and airy room.
2. Mirrors Can Be Magical
If you’ve ever been at a carnival and wandered into a house of mirrors, you know they can make even the most confined space seem large. This same approach can be used to create the illusion of a larger bathroom. You can either hang one big mirror or multiple smaller mirrors—play around with arrangements that work best with your walls and your aesthetic preferences.
3. Go With a Glass Shower Door
Sometimes a shower curtain can make your bathroom feel smaller, especially if your shower spans across one of the walls. An easy solution is to replace the curtain with a glass shower door. The transparency of the glass will let the eye continue past it and open up the space.
4. Keep Things Off the Floor
No, this doesn’t just mean dirty clothes and wet towels. The more things you have on the floor of your bathroom—hampers, baskets, plungers, décor—the more crowded it can make the entire space feel. Try to limit how many objects are on the ground by hanging shelves, installing hooks on the back of the door, etc.
5. Convert Your Tub Into a Walk-In Shower
Many bathrooms come equipped with the standard tub/shower combination. If you feel like the tub makes the bathroom feel more cramped and could do without it, you should convert the system into a walk-in shower. As the name suggests, this type of shower is designed with no tub wall or entry barrier, allowing you to effortlessly step in and out of it. This more open-concept shower system can make the whole bathroom feel more spacious.
While the first four options are fairly DIY-friendly, you’ll need the help of an experienced bathroom remodeling company to convert your tub into a shower. MaxHome fits the bill, as we have decades of experiencing performing this service and other bathroom upgrades to homeowners throughout the southeastern United States. We proudly install walk-in shower systems from industry leader Jacuzzi that are long-lasting, eye-catching, and customizable.
Partner with the professionals at MaxHome to make your bathroom feel larger with a walk-in shower. We’ll start the project by scheduling a complimentary in-home consultation.