Small bathrooms are a reality in most homes and apartments today. While minimalism can help you maximise the use of the space, there are three smart visual tricks you can use to make your small bathroom appear twice its actual size and give the illusion of space.
1. Tile your shower all the way to the ceiling
Take the wall tiles in your shower all the way to the ceiling to create a seamless visual experience in your bathroom. This will eliminate any visual obstructions, making the bathroom appear larger.
2. Frameless glass showers
Shower curtains and doors can add an extra wall into an already tiny bathroom, making the space appear crowded. Frameless glass shower doors and walls remove the visual obstruction, making the space open and airy.
Avoid frosted or textured options when choosing your frameless glass – these will still have the appearance of a wall. Clear glass, on the other hand, will open up the small space.
3. Introduce natural light into your space with tubular skylights
Lighting can transform any space. Inadequate or poorly placed lighting can make any bathroom feel smaller than it actually is, and also compromise the experience. Designers often use lighting – both natural and artificial – to make a bathroom appear spacious and cheerful, instead of dark and dreary.
A Solatube tubular skylight is a great way to bring natural light into your bathroom at a low cost. Natural light through skylights is an energy-efficient lighting alternative at a time of rising energy costs.
Installing a tubular skylight involves a simple process; no structural changes are required and a certified Solatube installer can fit one in only two hours.
If you would like to bring natural light into your home or small bathroom, contact your local Solatube Premier Dealer to book a consultation.
Solatube’s daylighting experts are certified and trained in assessing your needs, providing a customised lighting solution, and installing your new daylighting system.