How to Make a Windowless Bathroom Look and Feel Bigger

Bathrooms can be tougher to remodel than kitchens, especially when you are working with a small space. Windowless bathrooms can be even more difficult. When designs call for making a remodeled bathroom look and feel bigger, you can lean on a few tried-and-true tips that are easy to pull off.

A professional designer knows all those tips and tricks. So no worries if you’re leaving the design to someone else. But if you are doing it yourself, here’s what you need to know:

Light Is the Biggest Factor

What you see with your eyes is heavily influenced by the amount of available light and how it moves around the space. One of the reasons small spaces look as small as they do is the lack of light. In short, light is the biggest factor in determining your perceptions of a room. It is certainly the biggest factor when you are trying to make a small space look bigger.

Assuming you’re unable to install a window or skylight in your bathroom, a remodeling project designed to make the space look and feel bigger relies on changing the amount of available light through artificial means. You also want to control how that light interacts with the room and the objects in it.

Stick With Light Colors

We are guessing you already know to stick with light colors in terms of your paint, flooring, and linen choices. Do the same with your countertop and vanity. A white marble or granite would help reflect available light while still giving you a hint of color and contrast in the veining.

A white sink is probably your best bet for a small, windowless bathroom. Perhaps an off-white or mother of pearl could work as well. Just don’t use stainless steel or anything dark. Otherwise, your sink will become the center of attention that sucks up light.

Install Bright LED Lights

Another good tip is to install bright LED lighting. One of the advantages of the LED design concept is that you can buy bulbs offering varying levels of intensity. In a small bathroom you are trying to make look and feel bigger, forget the soft white and amber bulbs. Stick with brighter daylight bulbs to open up the space as much as possible.

An overhead light will bathe the bathroom with maximum effect. Accent lighting over the mirror adds a touch of class and makes it easier to see when you’re getting ready for work in the morning.

Go With Sleek and Modern

Believe it or not, sticking with sleek and modern fixtures goes a long way toward making a smaller bathroom look and feel bigger. How so? Modern design is almost always simple. It features straight lines and smooth textures. These are all things that enhance lighting without detracting from the look of the space.

Modern fixtures are purposely designed to fade into the background. They don’t demand to be the center of attention. If you’ve ever wondered why modern homes look so airy and spacious, you now know one of the reasons. Modern design emphasizes openness.

We Can Help

Though most of our customers know us for our granite, marble, and quartz countertops for the kitchen, we can also help you outfit your newly designed bathroom. Stop by any one of our Utah showrooms to learn more. And if you need design services, we can help with them as well.

Just remember that you don’t have to be content with a windowless bathroom looking small. You can make it look and feel much bigger with the right design strategies.