Bathroom Remodeling Starts with Smart Design
The average size of the typical full bathroom in a Frisco, TX home is about 40 square feet. Guest baths are more represented in this category. Half-baths and three-quarter baths are even smaller, typically from 18 to 32 feet. You want your guest bath or half bathroom feel as spacious as possible, and that can be a challenge. Check out the list of tips and tricks from our bathroom remodeling designers!
Vertical Over Horizontal: Open Shelves
A traditional vanity we see in a Frisco home is beautiful and can be used to add style elements to your bathroom, but a it has a limited storage space. Create extra storage by adding some shelving. If you like the design, open shelves can be a great touch.
Keep your bathroom space from feeling cramped by placing the open shelving in areas that are not needed for movement. Above the sink or toilet are 2 great placement options
Tasteful, minimal decorative touches on the shelves will lend to a feeling of space. Keep them shallow instead of deep so that there is no protruding into the open space of the room.
Choose Slim over bulky: Pedestal Sinks
One way you can make your tiny bathroom feel bigger is to avoid using a vanity that is too large for the space or any bulky furniture. If you don’t need the storage of a traditional vanity, replacing it with a pedestal sink or a vessel sink can up the space visually. Bulky cabinets can be replaced with open shelving to reduce the visual clutter that may make the space feel smaller or confined.
Light it up
The right lighting can work magic to make any space seem bigger than it is. Lots of light and mirrors naturally make small rooms feel larger. Keep window treatments light so that as much natural light as possible is able to filter in. Add mirrors to reflect that light and make the space feel larger. The larger the mirror, the larger and lighter your room will appear. Replacing a shower curtain with a clear glass shower door or a frameless shower enclosure will open up a few extra feet and upgrade the look of your bathroom noticeably.
Dark colors absorb light and make a space feel cozier. Light colors reflect light, making a space feel larger. Using light neutral colors for woodwork can blend it seamlessly with walls of the same shade or a similar one, and without a visual break, the room will seem larger. Bright white, rectangular subway tile is a classic look that is both beautiful and timeless.
By using the lines of the tile, you create the illusion that your bathroom is longer than it really is. Choose a rectangular shaped tile to use on the floors and walls. If you want the bathroom to feel longer, install the flooring tile so that the long side of the tile is parallel with the floor. If you want the bathroom to feel taller, then turn the tile 90 degrees so that it’s perpendicular to the floor.
Clean and uncluttered
It is important to keep small bathrooms clean and uncluttered. Clutter can feel overwhelming in a small bathroom and will greatly detract from the quality of your living experience. Having less to clean is one of the perks of having a small bathroom, however! A few minutes of daily cleaning will help you enjoy your beautiful bathroom more.