Bathrooms can be tricky rooms to work with, given that there is usually limited space. Fortunately, HomePro’s interior designers have experience, creativity, and a few design tricks up their sleeves that can make your small bathroom renovation appear bigger! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at how we do it!
Choose your colours wisely
Bathrooms often feel cramped and small, but by painting your walls the right colour, even a tiny bathroom can feel much more spacious. One popular piece of interior bathroom design wisdom is that lighter colours open up a space, while dark colours can make the same space feel cramped. Light and bright colours will reflect light to create the appearance of a larger space. Therefore, many people recommend white paint as one of the best colours for small bathrooms.
Reflect light where possible
Mirrors work wonders to expand a space and make it seem more spacious. Large or small, mirrors are a focal point of any bathroom’s decor. Even in small bathroom spaces, a large mirror can be used effectively. Mirrors are an essential function in a bathroom, but they also create the illusion of depth and reflect light, giving the impression of a larger space. These should be both well-lit and positioned to ensure they can be used easily. They also provide a great opportunity for hidden storage cabinets!
Use a wall-mounted vanity
Wall-hung units or units that stand on slim legs are the best options for exploiting square meterage because you can see beneath them, right to the room’s edges. A wall of fitted furniture will make the floor area, and therefore the entire space, appear smaller. Also, consider wall-mounted taps, which allow for slimline basins and more space on the top of them for bathroom products.
Invest in quality lighting
The darker a small bathroom is, the smaller it feels. When installing lighting in small bathrooms, consider a lighting arrangement that fully illuminates the whole space but does not overpower the room, causing it to feel cluttered and even smaller. There are many ways to introduce lighting into a small bathroom, from downlights in the ceiling to pendants, wall lights and low-level lights. A mix of lighting will always give you more options for your bathroom ideas; even an off the shelf mirror with built-in illumination can help reflect light and create a more spacious feel in the room.
Choose HomePro for Your Bathroom Renovation
HomePro specialises in Auckland bathroom renovations, and we are here to help. Our experienced design team will present you with design options to suit your style and taste. We design to your ideas and dreams then provide a project pathway to deliver the bathroom you desire. Whether your bathroom renovation project is big or small, HomePro can guide you through what can be a daunting process, project managing the renovation with our team of professional tradesmen every step of the way. Get in touch with us for a no-obligation consultation and meeting to discuss your bathroom needs.