Three Ways To Instantly Enlarge A Small Bathroom

If your bathroom is your least-favorite part of your home due to its small size, you may feel as though you've already gone through all the possible ways you can maximize the storage and function of this often-used room. But when a remodel (or a new home) isn't an option, it's important to do what you can to make your small bathroom as functional and efficient as it can be. Read on for three ways you can instantly (and inexpensively) enlarge a small bathroom.

Light, glossy paint

It's well-known that darker paint and decor colors tend to make rooms look smaller. If you're already dealing with a space that's smaller than you'd like and doesn't have much natural light, choosing light or bright colors in a glossy or semi-gloss finish can go a long way toward opening up your bathroom. 

When painting a room that tends to trap moisture, like a bathroom or laundry room, it's important to make sure there's enough ventilation to allow the paint to fully set. A too-humid room could mean it takes days for paint to totally dry, which can present problems with peeling or cracking down the line. Take care of your new paint by turning on your bathroom's exhaust fan whenever you take a bath or shower. 

Mirrored shower doors

One of the quickest ways to provide the illusion of more space is to install mirrored or reflective surfaces. And while the thought of a mirrored wall where you do most of your undressing isn't appealing for many, mirrored shower doors (which usually face the doorway of the room) can make the room feel and seem much larger without requiring you to catch glimpses of body parts you'd rather not see. 

As a bonus, installing mirrored shower doors across from another mirror can provide you with a convenient look at the back of your outfit or hair without requiring you to twist or contort yourself. Contact a company, like Glasshopper Schor Glass, for more help.

Take advantage of unused space

When you're dealing with an extra-small space, every inch counts. It can often be helpful to come at your bathroom with a fresh set of eyes to see if there's any storage space you're not fully utilizing. An over-the-toilet space-saving cabinet, a medicine cabinet in lieu of a flat mirror, or shallow shelves where your towel rack rests can give you some extra space for towels, toiletries, or other bathroom essentials without making your bathroom seem smaller.