Is your bathroom lacking space? Too cramped and inconveniently small? Well, don't worry- there are some simple and easy tricks to give your bathroom an illusion of space without having to make more space when you renovate your bathroom.

    Here are the 5 easy steps to achieving a deceptively spacious bathroom:

    1. Brighten up your space 

    The single most important tip to create the illusion of a larger bathroom is to choose the right paint colour. Use light wall  colours! Pale colours- eg. pastels and off-whites- are fantastic choices; reflecting light and increasing the room’s brightness. If you're not painting, but are using wallpaper instead this rule still applies: don't get wallpaper that is heavily patterned with dark colours. The best ones will have a white base with a soft-wall pattern.


    2. Let there be light

    When renovating your bathroom additional lighting can create a feeling of 'openness' in the bathroom without taking up any  space. Skylights and natural lighting though bigger windows are a great eco-friendly way of having a light open space all day, if your budget and/or bathroom layout are compatible.

    Otherwise you can consider additional light fixtures in low-light areas, as well as opting for higher wattage bulbs which are all easy additions in the bathroom renovations process. By doing this it tricks our eyes to think the walls are farther apart, hence making the bathroom appear larger.

    3. Mirror mirror on the wall

    One of the best ways to give small bathrooms the appearance of a larger room is to install mirrors on the walls. A strategically placed mirror, for example, placing a mirror opposite an outside window, will help capture the incoming light and reflect it back in the room. Full-length horizontal mirrors will produce an effect of a wider space, while vertical mirrors give a sense of a raised height.

    4. Hang 'em high

    A simple and cost-effective space saving idea for small bathrooms is to replace bulky storage units with ones that will free up more room. Swapping floor cabinets with storage units that are suspended on the wall will dramatically help create more floor space. Installing floating shelves in the shower and around the toilet is a great place to store shampoo, toiletries and other bits and pieces. You can also use the back of the bathroom door to hang a towel rack.

    5. Less is best

    Clutter will make your bathroom feel cramped and smaller than it actually is. Try to eliminate as much clutter as possible. Instead of storing your beauty items on the vanity, store them in the cabinet. Make an effort to make only necessary items or simple decorations visible. Remember, less is more!

    Handy hints

    For those you have a bit more money tucked away, a full bathroom remodel project can definitely transform the room to produce more generous space. One idea is to opt for wall-hung, behind the wall toilet suites, where the plumbing and cistern are smartly hidden in the wall cavity or roof space. 
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    For wash basins, wall basins are most ideal for small bathrooms as they create an illusion of space. Another space saving idea is replacing a traditional bathroom door with a sliding door that hides within the wall.