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Denver Bathroom Remodel—Choosing the Right Colors, Lights and More for Small Spaces

June 29, 2016

Renovating a small bathroom can be tricky. Color, lighting and placement are crucial when planning this type of Denver bathroom remodel. There are a few techniques and ideas to review as you plan to ensure your bathroom fits your personality and meets your needs.
  1. Color: Usually the rule of thumb for smaller spaces is to keep the colors light to make the room appear larger. Ideally, this is the easiest way to make your bathroom look larger. But that doesn’t mean you have to only choose light colors. If you have your heart set on a darker color, just be strategic about it. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, see if you can do an accent wall with the darker color, or break up the bathroom horizontally and putting the darker color on half. Or, if all else fails, maybe the darker color will just be too much. Consider a lighter shade but the color that you love so it still matches your personality. Then you can also consider adding in small accents, whether it is wall art or knobs that are the original color that you love. Not sure where to begin with color schemes? Better Homes and Gardens has these 10 Small Bathroom Color Ideas to help you get started with your Denver bathroom remodel.
  2. Lighting: Small bathrooms can be tricky to have just the right placement of lights because dark areas and shadows happen more easily. One of the easiest ways to avoid shadows is through adding lights to the ceiling. For those who use their bathroom to get ready in the morning, be sure to also but lighting around the mirror. One of the best ways is to add two lights on the side and one over the top. Many homeowners are putting LED lights behind their mirrors to provide a neat and clean look.
  3. Showers and Bathtubs: A popular way to make a bathroom look larger is to have tile that goes all the way to the ceiling in the shower, and glass or clear frame. Even better, choose a lighter color of tile. It will make the space appear larger as it will provide the feeling that the bathroom keeps going. For bathtubs, if you enjoy having a soaking tub, consider a Japanese soaking tub as it has a smaller footprint than a normal sized bathtub. Or if you have a standard bath, choose a lighter color curtain.
  4. Flooring: Similar to paint colors, when adding in new flooring—think clean and simple when choosing the patterns and colors. Using large tiles can also make the space look larger, and many choose to have a grout color just as light as the flooring. However, you can mix it up if you do it right. Try contrasting with light walls and a darker floor, or vice versa..
When it comes to your small Denver bathroom remodel, S.F. Inc. has you covered! Our team can help you take the elements you love and incorporate them to make your small bathroom look larger than it really is! View our portfolio and give us a call at 303-210-5991 to get started.