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Small Bathroom? Try These Tips to Make It Look Bigger

The bathroom is an inner sanctuary of a home. Even if it’s small, it can still feel luxurious and spacious. As the premier bathroom cabinet manufacturers in Austin, National K&B Cabinetry wants you to know that even when your bathroom has a small footprint, there are several ways you can make it feel bigger!

1.    Keep Bathroom Colors Light and Bright

Space hides in deep, dark colors. While moody and dark wall paint colors for bathrooms are currently the trend, this fad doesn’t have the same longevity as the bright, clean feeling you get from lighter, more fresh colors. Especially when square footage is already a challenge!

Choose whites and creams for the walls and cabinets to give a cohesive, monochromatic appearance that feels open and clean. If you want to experiment with color, stick with soft hues and only on one accent wall to avoid hiding any of the limited space that’s available in your bathroom.

You can be a little more adventurous with the color of your custom or RTA bathroom vanity cabinets to add a little pizzazz to the space. Instead of paint, consider a large-scale print wallpaper that makes you feel small in comparison. This creates the illusion that everything in the room is small, making the room itself feel bigger.

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1.    Decorate with Large Mirrors

Mirrors give the illusion there is more space than what you actually have. They play with the light and redirect it into places the light may not otherwise have found.

Strategically place large mirrors in one or more places in your small bathroom. Or go all-in and create an entire mirrored wall! This is a simple way to make your bathroom feel much bigger than its small footprint.

2.    Declutter Your Bathroom

Bathrooms typically don’t require much in the way of supplies, other than a few obvious items. Too much decor or open storage can add to the cramped feeling of a small bathroom. Always use closed storage cabinets and keep the floors clear of clutter.

3.    Use Creative Lighting Solutions

Most bathrooms have boring light fixtures that don’t illuminate the room enough and leave one feeling uninspired. Wider and longer chandeliers will help increase light distribution, as opposed to a few bulbs over the mirror as you find in most bathrooms.

You can also increase natural light, if possible, with larger windows or by adding a skylight. Explore back-lighting options in strategic places like behind mirrors and RTA bathroom cabinets or other storage solutions. This will give your small bathroom a lovely glow and provide ambiance for bath time.

4.    Plan Bathroom Cabinetry Wisely

When you don’t have a lot of square footage to work with, every square inch counts! Careful placement of standard or RTA bathroom cabinets is critical.

Did you know RTA bathroom cabinets can be designed to match your unique specifications? When trying to squeeze a whole bathroom on a small footprint, this option comes in handy! Take advantage of every square inch by planning your bathroom layout to match your space and your needs.

Vanities, linen closets, and other storage spaces can be crafted to suit your space. Our sturdy RTA bathroom cabinets are made of maple wood and are available in several bright and light-colored shades to keep your small space from feeling microscopic.

5.    Patterned Floor Tiles

It may seem counterintuitive, but creating a busy pattern on the floor is especially helpful in a small bathroom with little to no natural light. Be strategic with creative light solutions for best results!

6.    Modify Your Shower Door

Shower doors and curtains can feel like an additional wall in your bathroom. Upgrade your shower to a clear or textured glass door to create more space for the eye to capture in your small bathroom. This allows light to still pass through and reflect in other areas of the room.

Or take the door off completely! Depending on the type of shower you have, you may not need a shower door at all. This is a sure-fire way to add the appearance of more space in your small bathroom.

7.    Install a Pocket Door

The arc of the bathroom door swing generally requires six to thirty-six inches in addition to the width of the door in order to accommodate use and traffic. That’s a lot of space you could use in your small bathroom!

Having a pocket door installed removes the need for arc space, essentially creating a larger footprint. This job isn’t as simple as an easy DIY solution and would require the expertise of a contractor but is highly effective nonetheless.

National K&B Cabinetry: Expert Bathroom Cabinet Manufacturers in Austin

Our beautifully crafted RTA bathroom cabinets offer both affordability and customization to fit both your budget and your small bathroom. Reach out to the NKBC team, and let’s get started!