4 Tips for Making the Most Out of a Small Bathroom

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, the trick is to figure out how the space fits with your style, what works, what doesn’t and what sorts of ideas can be brainstormed to make the space into something you enjoy! 

Regardless of whether your main bathroom isn’t big enough or you need some extra storage, a well-planned remodelling project can help you make the most out of the space without breaking the bank. We’ve put together some remodelling tips that we frequently keep in mind when doing a bathroom renovation.

1. Pick your sink and vanity carefully

Your vanity and sink are two of the most important parts in your bathroom and can make a huge difference in the overall perceived available space. Often, picking the right vanity and sink can ensure a tiny bathroom feels much larger in size. 

For example: by offsetting the sink, you’ll have something that gives more countertop. If you want a vanity that can make the most out of the small room, then a floating vanity can get the job done. Extra framing and backing is needed but can save space by freeing the area underneath and create a roomier look.


2. Build Up

By building up the features in the bathroom and raising up the height of countertops, it makes the space feel taller and not as crammed. Some ideas of how you could do this are: add tiles that go all the way to the ceiling, remove the bulk heads over the shower, raise countertops to 34”-36” (the old standard was so low that people were finding they’ve had to bend over too much, making it uncomfortable), install comfort height toilets (they’re good for adults and we usually add a step for kids until they grow taller). If these ideas don’t seem quite right, work with a design and contracting team who know how to renovate the space, there’s bound to be a solution that will work for your bathroom! 

3. Increase natural light

As long as you don’t have any nosey neighbours who like to peer into your bathroom area, making the most out of your bathroom window can prove to be a great idea when trying to increase the perceived space of the room. 

Other than adding an unmistakable touch of natural beauty and light to your morning routine, bigger bathroom windows also allow natural light to create a sense of space in your bathroom. This definitely works wonders for the post-remodelling finish!

4. Use cosmetic upgrades to your advantage

Making the most out of a small bathroom’s space often requires the work of masterfully-added optical illusions. With a colour scheme that uses complementary shades and hues, you can fuse all the parts of your bathroom together for a cohesive, bigger look. 

By applying similar and lighter colours, you’ll be able to make your bathroom look much larger than the floor plan says it is. Additionally, you can increase the perceived size of your room by adding mirrors, which will reflect more light and create the appearance of more space.

If you’re looking to do a bathroom reno of your own but still aren’t sure how to work with your small space, get in touch with us! We’d love to work with you!