Despite being one of the most used rooms in any home, your bathroom often doesn’t get the credit or the attention it deserves.
Imagine waking up every day to a room full of sunshine. These six tips can help you emphasize natural light, boost morale and mood, and create an intimate ambiance in one of your home’s most important spaces.
Bring in Natural Light
In a small space, windows can make all of the difference, providing much-needed natural light and fresh air circulation. If you have windows to the outside in your bathroom, be sure to take advantage of them. Don’t let decorative elements interfere with a window’s function, and avoid placing heavy curtains or shades in the way.
A Two in One Room
If you don’t have a window or are struggling to maintain ventilation and natural light in your bathroom, joining it with another room can enhance your space and keep sunlight and fresh air circulating. By widening the doorway and adding sliding doors, you can maintain privacy when needed while expanding space and creating a modern and contemporary feel. Make sure you follow the clearance guideline planning when renovating your bathroom space.
Install Light Panels
It may be time to use your imagination to create a window in your bathroom. Light panels create the look and feel of a frosted glass window, providing an optical illusion that enhances the look and feel of your room. Installing a light panel creates a mock window, bringing in high quality light while creating a more spacious appearance in even the smallest of rooms.
If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of having a window in your bathroom that looks out into the street, opaque or frosted glass may be the solution you need. Still transparent, this unique glass obscures vision, maintaining your privacy while still letting in natural light. Opaque glass also comes in different varieties on a scale from one to nine, with one offering total transparency and nine providing complete opacity.
Total White Look
Black absorbs all light wavelengths, making a room feel cramped and tight. White, on the other hand, does the opposite, reflecting light waves to provide an airy, spacious feel even when a room isn’t very big. Using white can create an impression of additional space, while emphasizing cleanliness and brightness. You can also use other reflective surfaces, like mirrors and glossy shower wall panels, to further your optical illusion.
Install a Skylight
If your bathroom is on the top floor of the house, a skylight can be an excellent way to let in extra light. During the day, a skylight can instantly flood your room with natural light, guaranteeing privacy while providing unparalleled access. Prior to installing a skylight, have a professional evaluate your space to ensure adequate ventilation, avoid condensation, and provide guidance into the right size and shape for your room.
If you’re seeking a way to make your space feel brighter and larger, these tips can help you create the bathroom of your dreams without breaking the bank. From a simple switch to opaque glass to adding a brand new window or skylight, the options at your fingertips can transform any room.