If your home was built in the 1960s, 70s or 80s, you might be facing the challenge of making your small bathroom stand out in your home’s design. While bathrooms have been growing in size over the last two decades, the average size of those built 30 or more years ago is 5 feet x 8 feet — barely enough room to do any meaningful decorating.
If you’ve got a small bathroom you want to incorporate into your home’s overall design, your best course of action is to think bold and go big, from lighting plans to wall installations to bathroom vanity tops. Here’s how:
Get creative with lighting. It’s amazing how the right lights fixtures in the right spot can make any space look and feel bigger. For example, task lighting combined with ambient lighting gives the illusion of a much larger room.
Put a wall where it’s least expected. A simple marble wall between the vanity and toilet can make a small bathroom seem much, much larger than it actually is. Not only does the wall break the space into two distinct areas, but it also provides an opportunity for a built-in, recessed storage space.
Add a touch of elegance. Marble is largely considered one of the most elegant-looking of all natural stones. Found in the finest architectural masterpieces and most luxury spas in the world, it can also make a big impression in a small bathroom by adding a touch of class.
Customize and coordinate. It’s amazing how hand-crafted elements can make any space seem more inviting. From a copper sink to handmade tiles to rich draperies, if they’re properly coordinated, your guests might assume the bathroom was built to be small because it’s so comfortable and charming.
Make the bathroom vanity top the focal point. Marble and granite countertops can play a big role in making any space seem bigger than it actually is. They bring the grandeur of the great outdoors into your bathroom by evoking images of wide open spaces. In fact, if you select the right slab of granite, marble or soapstone for your bathroom vanity top, it just might become the focal point of your bathroom.
One of the easiest ways to address your little bathroom is to think big, from the bathroom vanity top to unexpected wall installations. For more big ideas that can transform your little bathroom, contact Arch City Granite & Marble, Inc. today.