Is It Possible to Make a Small Bathroom Look Luxurious?

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Homeowners living with small bathrooms often find themselves putting off renovations because they’re discouraged. After all, it’s not easy to make a small bathroom look as luxurious as one with a large, open floor plan. 

Thankfully, that’s a misconception. It may take some extra creativity and work, but it’s possible to make a smaller bathroom look and feel luxurious and spa-like. Read on to find some tips that could help.

1. Choose the Right Vanity

Homeowners looking for a place to start may want to take a look at their vanities. If a bathroom vanity is too large for a small space or looks outdated, that can make the whole room feel less spacious and more awkward. Switching to a smaller or more modern vanity and adding a backsplash is a great way to create a touch of luxury without breaking the budget.

2. Go for Glass

If it’s in the budget to replace the bathtub, and the tub is already set into a wall, think about making the switch to an all-glass shower. Ditching the grubby shower curtain or steel-framed shower door will help to create a more spacious feel. Plus, doing so offers an opportunity to redesign the space and add extra features like a bench, a wall niche for keeping shower products, or wall tiles.

3. Update the Fixtures

Replacing worn or outdated bathroom tapware with modern alternatives offers another opportunity to add a touch of luxury. Selecting matching polished nickel faucets and showerheads as well as a vanity mirror frame made from the same material will bring everything together, whereas combining different types of metals tends to create a less intentional, more hodge-podge impression.

4. Let In the Light

If there’s a window in the bathroom, make sure it’s not covered by blinds or curtains. In some cases, this may require replacing plain glass for something more discreet, but it’s worth the extra expense. 

Natural light is always the best option, but it doesn’t replace the need for adequate lighting. Think extra task lighting under the vanity mirror, dimmer switches for overhead lights to create a more serene, spa-like atmosphere, or even elegant oversized lights for small bathrooms with high ceilings.

5. Oversize the Artwork

When most homeowners start decorating small bathrooms, they assume that all their wall decor will need to be small. In fact, the opposite is often true, and oversized artwork can add a unique touch to any bathroom, anchoring the space and making it look more up-scale. Just make sure to choose a frame that will fully waterproof the piece, and don’t forget to match it to the fixtures.

Some extremely small bathrooms may not have the wall space to accommodate both oversized art and practical features like a vanity mirror. When this is the case, treat the mirror as art, and choose a unique frame design. Oversized mirrors may not be quite as effective at anchoring the space, but they will create the illusion of having a larger bathroom.

Buy Quality Products

While there are plenty of ways for homeowners on a budget to save money without sacrificing aesthetics, purchasing low-quality bathroom fixtures and furniture isn’t one of them. Buy high-quality vanities, mirrors, fixtures, and faucets that will continue looking their best for years to come.

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