If you have a summer home at the beach or near a lake, it is probably not as spacious as your main residence. The bathrooms may be especially restricted when it comes to space. There are several things you can do to make even the tiniest bathroom seem more spacious. Follow the tips below and your summer cottage bathroom will soon seem much larger.
Step 1: Select a furniture-style vanity rather than installing an under sink cabinet. Cabinet doors seem to weigh down a small bathroom. A vanity that features a few small drawers and a shelf to hold containers of bathroom supplies is a better choice.
Step 2: A pedestal sink is the perfect style for a small bathroom because it adds open space.
Step 3: Replace some plain shower tiles with decorative tiles that complement the décor of the bathroom. Glass tiles pick up the light, making the area appear more dazzling. Continue the sparkle by replacing the bathroom light fixture with a chandelier featuring a dimmer switch for bathing ambiance.
Step 4: If the bathroom is on the top floor, install a skylight to permit more natural light to enter the area. If it has an exterior wall, extend the window lengthwise or widthwise for the same purpose.
Step 5: Go all out when designing the powder room because this is the restroom that guests most often use. Tile a wall with tiny mosaic tiles, add a decorative mirror, and use high-end fixtures.
Step 6: Build recessed shelves between wall studs to give yourself an extra storage area without taking up additional floor space. Leave shelves open or cover them with decorative glass doors.
Step 7: Replace the shower curtain with glass doors, making the room appear longer and more open. Use the same flooring in the shower and the rest of the bathroom, creating the illusion of a larger sized area.
Step 8: Use light colors to make the small seem larger, adding a splash of dark color in several accent or floor tiles to add visual interest.