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How to Design a Small Bathroom that Doesn't Feel Crowded

Many people dream of a spacious and well-appointed bathroom with multiple sinks, a jet tub, and plenty of room for relaxation. Although not every home can accommodate such a dream bathroom, that doesn't mean that you can't strategically design even the smallest bathroom to make it feel much more accommodating! In this article, we discuss design strategies that include the plumbing necessities and beautiful decor you need to make a small bathroom feel less crowded.

Arranging the Plumbing Necessities

The first challenge that you may face with a small bathroom is arranging the sink, toilet, and shower in a way to maximize the space you have. These plumbing necessities should be arranged in a way to maximize floor space and allow easy movement throughout the room.

Experiment with Different Tile Sizes

Tiles are great for bathroom walls and floors because they're affordable and easy to clean. Use smaller tiles in your shower than on your bathroom floor to give the illusion of more space. The smaller vertical tiles will draw your attention upwards and make the space feel larger.

Play Around with Color

Many people are afraid to use color in small bathrooms because they're worried it might make them appear even smaller. Although a neutral color scheme is the safest way to go, you can also play around with a bright color on an accent wall to add dimension and intrigue to your space.

Install a Curbless Shower

Another great way to make your bathroom feel larger is to install a curbless shower. These types of showers are especially great for narrow bathrooms and really have a way of opening up cramped spaces.

Let the Light Inside

To make your bathroom feel more like a sanctuary and less like a closet, let natural light inside through a window with a curtain for privacy. Not only will you feel less claustrophobic while in your bathroom, but you'll also get to enjoy how the sunlight reflects upon the colors and plumbing fixtures you have chosen.

Strategically Use Shelves

Nothing makes a small bathroom feel even smaller than clutter lying around. Cut the clutter out of your life by keeping it out of sight on strategically placed hanging shelves. These shelves can be used to store towels, extra toilet paper, and a few pieces of decor. A medicine cabinet behind the toilet can also save space and be a convenient way to store first-aid supplies and toiletries. Choose a medicine cabinet with a mirror on the front to make your bathroom feel even larger.

Plumbing and Heating Supplies in New York

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we have the experience and customer-oriented attitude to meet your plumbing and heating expectations without breaking your budget. Visit one of our locations in Manhattan, Bronx, Yonkers, or Rockland to browse our in-depth stock of first-class products that'll transform your small bathroom into something you've always dreamed of.

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