Almost every homeowner wishes that at least one room in their house was bigger. Usually, it’s either the kitchen or the bathroom.
Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling has done our fair share of bathroom renovations for Olathe customers, as well as those all over Kansas City. With that experience, we can tell you many things…in particular, that adding square footage to a kitchen – or particularly a bathroom – is not always possible.
Sometimes, you just have to work with what you have. Therefore, we have some great ideas for those of you with small bathrooms. These tips and tricks can either be employed before or after a professional bathroom renovation.
1. Keep it clutter free
Put knickknacks, hair products, makeup, and toothbrushes out of sight to make the room seem bigger, especially if you have limited counter space.
Creatively store normal bathroom items somewhere else if possible, such as having a vanity or dressing table in your bedroom. Keep linens, toilet paper, and cleaning products in the utility room or some other spacious area.
2. Use all the vertical space
The walls are for more than hanging pictures. You can do a lot with your walls in terms of storage. Consider open shelving over the tub, cabinet organizers, towel racks above the toilet, or a shelf above the door to maximize your bathroom’s square footage from floor to ceiling.
3. Install a corner sink
Corner sinks are not only trendy, but they’re a great way to keep the foot paths in your bathroom wide open.
You can easily find a corner cabinet or have one custom built. Because they are small, they aren’t very expensive. You can choose a rounded or straight across style of sink and cabinet for the corner.
4. Get creative with your vanity
People just assume that a vanity has to be 21” deep because that figure has always been the standard, but lately, Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling and other contractors have been challenging the norm, with vanities as slender as 12” deep!
If reducing the size of your vanity isn’t an option, you can choose from many other vanity ideas, like placing a shallow cabinet or shelf between sinks, or if you are renovating, consider extending a narrower section of the countertop around the tub or over a tankless toilet. You can also decorate with a tiered tray that holds all your daily necessities.
5. Employ large patterns
Large tiles and bold stripes, for example, will not overpower the small space! In fact, they can actually trick the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is. So don’t shy away from big wallpaper patters or large tile in a small bathroom.
Olathe has trusted Kansas City Bathroom Remodeling for many years for all their bathroom renovation needs. Sometimes, all they need is our advice, but when it comes to big jobs that need to be done right, they call our experienced team because they want the best results!
Let us help you make the most of your small bathroom today!