Master Bathroom Renovation Ideas and How to Fill a Large Space

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Posted in Kitchen and Bath on August 20, 2015

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Having a large bathroom is something most people dream of. However, it is not without its problems. Sometimes a large bathroom can be so big it seems cavernous and barren. If you are among the people with the fortunate problem of having too much space in your bathroom, you are in luck. The following suggestions provide ideas for filling up the extra space and making the room look cozier.

Paint two-tone walls

Forgo painting the walls in the bathroom a boring stark white, particularly if the space is large. A better idea is to consider your walls a canvas. Painting the walls two colors creates a cozy feeling because it makes the ceilings seem lower than they actually are. It is easy and convenient to use wainscoting as a natural divider between the colors. However, simply using painters tape as the divider and removing it when the painting is complete is a good option as well.

Have a seating area

Most people, particularly those with smaller bathrooms, tend to think that there is only one place to sit in the bathroom. However, if your bathroom is spacious, that does not need to be the case. Creating a seating area is a great way to use up some of that extra space. Consider adding a plush and oversized couch that a guest can lounge on as your are getting ready to go out. The seating area does not need to be reserved for guests, though. It can also be a cozy sanctuary for you to sneak away to get some private time as well.

Install mirrors

Mirrors are a necessity in the bathroom, so they may as well be decorative as well as functional. Although it is true that mirrors will make a room look larger, they are great additions to a large bathroom. Of course, there should be a mirror above the sink in the vanity area. But, it is also a good idea to have a full-length mirror in the bathroom so you can get an entire view of your ensemble before you leave the lavatory.

Provide enough storage

Regardless of the size of a bathroom, everyone wants more storage. Those who are lucky enough to have large bathrooms should take advantage of the extra room and use some of it for extra storage. There is no shortage of items you can store in the bathroom, so storage will never go to waste. Provide room to store extra towels and other linens, make up and beauty supplies, toilet paper, and even cleaning supplies.

Place functional bathroom accessories

Accessories are important in a bathroom for a few reasons. Not only do they make the space more functional, but they also make it more attractive. It’s a bonus when the same accessories can accomplish both goals. Large bathrooms are ideal for having a fancy stand-alone toilet paper holder or an ornate towel rack. If your bathroom is particularly large, you can even install a closet or cabinet, so fresh towels are always just a few steps away.

Create his-and-hers areas

Wars have started over shared bathroom spaces, so creating specific spaces for each person who is using a bathroom is ideal for large bathrooms. Install a double vanity, so each person has a personal prep space. You can even create an extended shower area with dual showerheads. Just think about peacefulness that will be created when you’re not fighting over the sink or vanity space. You will have to find something other than who gets to brush their teeth first to bicker about.

Add plants

You may think that it is odd to have plants in the bathroom, but it is a great way to take up some extra space. Plants provide a feeling of freshness and luxury to the bathroom. Tall plants fill in the vertical height in the room and also occupy seemingly wasted corner space. Be sure to only use plants that flourish in a high-humidity environment; otherwise they will not flourish. You can also choose to go the artificial plant route to assure you will not have any climate issues.

Create zones

A large bathroom should be divided into wet and dry zones. The wet zone should contain the bathtub, shower, and sinks. The dry zone should have vanity storage and hanging space. With this type of layout, the bathroom is essentially cut in half. Since each zone has a specific purpose, you will never feel like you are stuck in the middle of nothingness.

 Having a large bathroom is an envious problem. Those who find themselves in this predicament can take the opportunity to create the bathroom of their dreams. RWC is your friendly neighborhood home improvement place. We can help you turn your cavernous bathroom into a beautiful and luxurious space.

Contact us today to see how RWC can help you. 

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