Maximizing Bathroom Space with Glass Shower Doors

February 7, 2020 2:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even small bathroom spaces can be opened up in a big way with some smart remodeling strategies! You don’t have to knock down walls or add on additional square footage—sometimes all it takes is changing the floor plan and implementing features that add a feeling of openness. The big takeaway here is that you don’t have to have a large bathroom to make a big remodel worthwhile.

Our team has plenty of experience in working on small bathrooms, and we know the kinds of features that are most effective at creating more openness in enclosed spaces. For example, we specialize in designing and implementing glass shower doors, which can do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to making small spaces seem much bigger than they are.

Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about maximizing your bathroom space with glass shower doors in Santa Fe, NM and other design features.

Opening up your bathroom

If you’ve finally decided to give your little bathroom the overhaul it needs, you might be wondering what kind of features you can use to make it feel bigger. We already mentioned that glass shower doors can do a lot to open up a space. This is especially true with seamless glass doors, as they let in even more light. But the shower doors aren’t the only feature you should consider. Here are a few other features you might implement:

  • Function over storage: You don’t need nearly as much in-bathroom storage as you think you do. This is one of the most common mistakes people make with their remodels—taking up too much of the space in the bathroom with storage features. Instead, just make spaces more functional. Use open shelving and smartly-designed storage spaces that allow you to give everything its proper place.
  • Finishes: Because your bathroom is smaller, you can afford to spend a bit more on finishes. Certain types of finishes will make a space feel larger, so finding ways to implement them can give your bathroom an illusion of greater size.
  • Wall mounting: Try mounting everything to the walls rather than having freestanding furniture or storage on the floors. Get rid of cabinet and closet doors to make the space feel a little less closed off. Cubbies don’t just have to be for toddlers! They can also be effective storage spaces in bathrooms that create some openness.
  • Mirrors: Adding larger mirrors also helps to create the illusion of a larger space, especially when they take up most of the wall. Having mirrors on opposite walls especially helps to open up a space.
  • Natural light: If you can add any windows or find a way to add a skylight, that can be a great way to make a space feel larger than it is. This obviously won’t be possible with all bathrooms, but if it might work in your situation, it’s at least something to look into.

For more information about how you can use glass shower doors in Santa Fe, NM and other features to enlarge a space, contact Santa Fe Glass & Mirror today.

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