With smaller apartments and even tighter budget, it becomes increasingly difficult to remodel your existing washroom. Apart from your dresser room, our bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in our home that we make use of several times a day. So you really need to work on optimising the tiny space offered. As we spend a lot of time in self-grooming in this private sanctuary. Here are some tips to get the max out of your washrooms.
- Use pastel shades to colour your walls: Use a single light colour scheme. It is ideal for a small washroom, you can use lighter shades of the same colour chosen for variation. Your colour choice would be dependent upon the size and the availability of the natural light through the different vents. You can choose any pastel colour from white to beige, light blue, lime, light grey etc. Light colours work best in giving the feel of a large space.
- Make your washroom clutter free: Choose smaller fittings and equipment. The bathroom washbasin, water closet, bathtubs, shower cubicle should be chosen with care, do not be tempted by vanity stuff, go for simple fixtures to optimise space. This will also help you to move around freely in the washroom. Do not go for elaborate bathroom counters and closets, as they will only clutter up space!
- Fix brighter lights: to make the bathroom appear bigger, as darker spaces give an impression of being small. Avoid. In some bathrooms, the lighting is sufficient for looking in the mirror but other parts of the bathroom cast shadows. To do away with murky spots in your bathroom set up brighter tube lights and bulbs. Think about using CFL light bulbs for saving on electricity.
- Use the vertical space in your washroom: Use free space above the entry door as a storage space. In case of high ceilings, you can utilise this space for also keeping your vanity stuff (extra soaps, hand washes, bath sponges and scrubs, some souvenirs, books etc on a pretty glass shelf. similarly use the space under your washbasin for making a small closet for storing additional stuff like toilet cleaners, toilet paper.