Having a small bathroom can sometimes be a big inconvenience. Tiny bathrooms can make you feel cramped, and often have an adverse impact on the resale value of a home. If you are in the market for an upgrade, but building a new addition to your home isn’t in the budget, there are simple, straightforward renovation techniques that can help your bathroom look and feel larger. The following bathroom renovations in Scottsdale, AZ can take your bathroom from close quarters to airy oasis with minimal effort and expense:
- Match your colors: Contrasting colors instantly make a room appear smaller. To give the impression of open space, select a light, bright hue and then coordinate other surfaces in your bathroom around that color. Tile, paint and even accents should be unified through color so that your bathroom blends into one cohesive look. You can even consider painting your bathroom ceiling a similar shade as its walls to enhance the opening effect.
- Add height to shower tile: Rather than leaving a gap between your shower wall and the ceiling, install tiles all the way up to ceiling-level. By adding height to your shower’s inlay, you give your bathroom the appearance of looking larger. This strategy also reduces the amount of contrast in your bathroom, leaving it feeling more spacious.
- Install a glass shower: Oftentimes, bathrooms look smaller than they really are because a shower curtain divides the room’s space. Instead of partitioning off part of the room, open up your bathroom by installing a glass shower. Glass bounces light around a space and allows your eyes to fully take in an area, making your bathroom look and feel more sizeable. The opening effects of a glass shower have an immediate effect, and can also be a major selling point to potential buyers down the road.
- Hang an oversized mirror: Like glass, mirrors reflect and move light around a space, making it appear bigger. Consider installing a large, seamless mirror over your sink that covers a significant portion of the wall. If you are thinking of using mirrored accents, the best place to hang these pieces is on a wall adjacent to—but not across from—a window. This will increase the bathroom’s natural light and brightness.
- Streamline storage spaces: Ask your contractor about the possibility of recessing all cabinets, shelving and storage spaces into the walls. By eliminating obtrusive medicine cabinets and shower shelves you reduce visual roadblocks that can break up a room. The end result is an enhanced flow and sense of unity within the bathroom’s design. This sleek, seamless appearance takes advantage of your bathroom’s total area and leaves you with a larger-looking room.
If you would like to know more about how you can transform your small space into a relaxing retreat, look for a contractor who specializes in bathroom renovations in Scottsdale, AZ. Roadrunner Custom Remodeling, Inc. has provided stellar services in bathroom and kitchen makeovers for over 15 years, and would be happy to help you upgrade your bathroom today. Contact us for more information.