It is no secret that one of the key things people look at when they are buying a house is the bathroom. That is why it is so important to make your bathroom look as big, beautiful and up-to-date as possible. Unfortunately, many bathrooms these days are quite small, but there are ways of making them appear sleeker and larger.
Fixtures and cabinetry
One thing that can help is to install fixtures that are as high-tech and as contemporary as possible. Their streamlined appearance can give a bathroom a more spacious appearance.
Another way to make a bathroom appear larger is to remove all bulky cabinetry. For instance, if you have a sink that is encased in a big clunky cabinet, you can remove it and get a freestanding sink.
Buying fixtures that are smaller than usual can also make the bathroom look bigger.
Toilets, bathtubs and showers
You can buy toilets nowadays that are very narrow and sit close against the wall. Be sure to look for water-efficient tanks; in some communities you’ll receive a rebate directly from the water department or community if you replace an older toilet.
You can also buy “tankless” toilets that situate the tank on a pipe high above the actual seat.
Old-fashioned bathtubs can also take up a lot of room in a small bathroom. One solution might be to rip out a large bathtub and replace it with a newer, smaller one — or, have a bathroom with just a shower stall.
Redoing the floor in stone and having an open shower with a glass stall can also make a smaller bathroom look more luxurious and spacious.
Yet another way to keep the bathroom looking spacious is to avoid painting it in dark colors — keep the walls and shelving as pale in color as possible. Consider more or brighter lighting to help make the room appear larger.