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Small Bathroom Ideas to Help you Renovate your Space

The bathroom is often the one room that is overlooked when it comes to renovating/ decorating the house. It’s one of the most functional rooms in the home, so why shouldn’t it be the subject of a little TLC? We get it though. Renovating a small bathroom can be quite tricky and stressful. You might be tempted to go all out and install new features such as a bathtub. But when you’re dealing with a small bathroom, making clever use of space is the best way to create a chic aesthetic that works in line with the functionality of the bathroom.

Planning is essential when it comes to renovation and small bathroom ideas – from the floorplan to storage ideas and accessories, it can all have a big impact on the end result of the space. With clever planning, a small bathroom can be just as functional, stylish and spacious as a big bathroom.

Is your bathroom on the small side? Here are some small bathroom ideas to help you make the most of the space!

Light and Reflection
The best way to make a small bathroom feel more spacious is to make sure it gets plenty of natural light. If possible, you can also add a skylight which can increase light and add ambience to the room. Ceiling lights also give the perception of a bigger space.

It is a known fact that mirrors have the ability to reflect more light as well as make the space look bigger. If you have the space for it, why not have a whole wall of mirror? If you are limited on space, even having small mirrors around the bathroom can make a big difference and brighten it up.

Colour Palette
When working with a small space, try to keep to a neutral palette. This will work better than using darker or brighter colours which may have the effect of making the room feel more cramped.
Rather than having a coloured wall, bring in pops of colour through the accessories, towels, rugs or even bathrobes. You could also introduce colour to the room by painting the mirror frame. Indoor plants are also a great way to add a splash of colour.


Image: Freshomes

Creative and efficient storage
In a small bathroom, efficient storage is a MUST! Think of storage that won’t take up too much floor space. Ledges are great for storage to have above your sink and put essentials on and they also don’t take up any floor space.

A mirrored bathroom cabinet may be old school, but it is a great tool to save space in a small bathroom. It will keep all the clutter hidden away in a tidy space and they also don’t take up any floor space. Some toiletries need to be hidden away, however, you can get creative and showcase some of your fluffy towels by stacking them in wooden crates and baskets. They can be placed away underneath the sink. Having towel racks can also make a small space look functional and tidy.

Thinking of starting a renovation project? Our team at iBuildNew can help you! Contact us on 1300 943 640  or for free assistance in finding a builder.

Manya Mehra

Manya graduated with an Honours degree in 2018 in Creative and Professional Writing. Alongside that, she is passionate about interior design, house renovation and art.


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