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5 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger With Cabinets

5 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger With Cabinets

When renovating your bathroom, you don’t have to change the floor plan or knock down walls to make more space. To create more space, or the illusion of more space, in your bathroom you need to get creative. To help you along, here are five ways to make your bathroom look bigger with cabinets.

1. Paint Your Bathroom Cabinets

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Besides using the right color on the walls, you need to choose the right color for your bathroom cabinets. The right color can create the illusion of more space. By using lighter colors on your cabinets, you increase the brightness of your bathroom. If you decide to use wallpaper instead of paint, make sure that you avoid dark colors and heavy patterns. Instead, use wallpaper that has a bright base and a soft pattern. In addition to paint, a nice clear coat on your bathroom cabinets will also increase the room's brightness. You can also do this in your kitchen for a similar effect.

If you have both wall and base cabinets in your bathroom, then you can try a two-tone finish. By painting the upper cabinets a lighter color than the base cabinets, you will make the room feel larger.

2. Add Mirrors In Strategic Areas

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A popular way to make any room look bigger - especially in restaurants and cafes - is by adding mirrors. Placing mirrors in a strategic area creates the illusion of more space. Wide horizontal mirrors and tall vertical mirrors create different visual illusions. A wide horizontal mirror will produce the effect of extending a space. A vertical mirror creates the illusion of a raised ceiling height. Placing a mirror on one or more cabinet doors opposite a window will capture the incoming light for your bathroom. The light reflects in the room, giving the illusion that the walls aren't there.

3. Use Lighting To Create Space

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Lighting has a way of tricking your eyes. It makes the walls of your bathroom look further apart than they actually are. Whether you add under-cabinet lighting or lighting above your cabinets, you can create this illusion in your bathroom. Because these are low-light areas, you should opt to use higher wattage bulbs.

4. Create More Floor Space

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Maximize your floor space by installing wall suspended storage units like floating shelves and wall cabinets. This technique creates storage that does not take up your floor space. It is also cost-effective. This type of storage is ideal for storing various toiletries. Additionally, you can add towel racks to the back of the door to create storage.

5. Get Rid Of Clutter

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As with all rooms in your home,  less is usually more for bathroom design. In your bathroom, having too much stuff and clutter can make it feel cramped and look small. Whether it is toiletries or spare towels, eliminating clutter will make your bathroom look bigger (and cleaner). You can do this by installing an extra storage cabinet in your bathroom. You could also use an organizer that hangs on the back of a door in the bathroom to help with smaller items.

Final Thoughts On Bathroom Cabinets

Now that you have some ideas, it is time to get started! Try out the suggestions we have here, but don’t be afraid to mix and match. What is most important is that it fits your bathroom and style. The bathroom should be a clean and comfortable space, and effectively using cabinets can be a great way to keep your bathroom that way. Organizing any space is always a bit of a puzzle, so don’t get discouraged if you don't get it right on your first try.

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