June 29, 2022

making a smaller bathroom look bigger

If you live inside the cities, either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, you know your full bathrooms look like half bathrooms. Your legs when you sit on the toilet are hitting the tub, hitting the vanity, or worse: hitting both. You feel cramped, and not only is it not functional, but it can also have a psychological toll on you if you suffer from body dysmorphia.

You don’t always have to knock down a wall to make the bathroom bigger. Sometimes, it’s all about the aesthetics of the bathroom that can change the layout and look of the bathroom. For those of you who don’t like to read, I’ll keep it short and simple, and then dive into detail.

Here are our 3 recommendations to make your bathroom feel bigger:

  • Updated Shower Enclosure
  • Tile
  • Paint

Now let’s dive into all the small details:

45 Creative Small Bathroom Ideas and Designs — RenoGuide - Australian  Renovation Ideas and Inspiration

Updating Your Shower Enclosures:

I know for families with small children, tubs are ideal. Also in my case, I love taking getting a warm bath after a long day at work. If you don’t really use the tub, consider replacing the tub for a standing shower with a glass panels. More than likely, this is what takes the most space in a bathroom, and replacing the tub could avoid a drastic bathroom remodel.

You might be asking why clear glass vs. having textured glass. The reason behind this is that the clear glass allows for your eyes to travel further, thus giving the apperance of a larger bathroom. If you need more information on how to complete this project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Homestead Remodeling and Consulting are professional bathroom remodelers, and are experts in tub to shower conversions.

Making your Bathroom look bigger with Tile Replacements

75 Small Modern Bathroom Ideas You'll Love - May, 2022 | Houzz

Tile refresh is a go-to for homeowners looking to spruce up their bathroom. New tile can add an entirely new look with a wide variety of color, pattern, and size options. Homestead Remodeling and Consulting doesn’t offer tile, but we offer Onyx and BCI Acrylic, which is all low maintenance similar to what’s installed in Hotels. Placing this material from the ground to the ceiling allows for the room to feel more spacious, the less “stopping points” your eyes have, the more cohesive your room feels.

It’s not just changing how tall the tiles go, but also the colors that go into it. We strongly recommend white tiles, since not only does it give a minimal vibe which I love, but also makes the room feel brighter, providing a more airy feeling space.

Create A Brighter Bathroom Environment with Paint

For a small bathroom layout, paint can play a large role in opening up the space. Lighter colors will make your bathroom look larger. My recommendation is going for a pastel blue color to bounce against the white to create a welcoming andbig environment. Avoid the darker colors as it makes your bathroom apear smaller. Make sure to take into consideration the natural light, as well as your fixtures so your room can bounce light around properly.  Personally, I’d recommend changing your light fixtures as well to a bluer daylight color to keep that nice bright mood going throughout the bathroom, day or night. The goal is to create complimentary colors, without adding contrast, as that will work against you.

If you’re looking to update your bathroom, and make it look bigger, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Twin Cities Experts Homestead Remodeling and Consulting. Where Solid Ethics makes Great Business. Our phone number is 651.493.3012 and the best email to reach out to us is office@homestead-llc.com.