Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

One of the most important rooms in your home is the master bathroom. A well-planned master bath can make any home feel luxurious. Unfortunately, some great homes have less than ideal bathrooms. If you have purchased a home with a small bathroom, you are not stuck with a cluttered design. Changing a few features while undergoing a modest room remodel can make all the difference in how your bathroom looks and feels.  


A standard vanity can simply be too big for your modest bathroom. Choosing a smaller "console" model with shelving underneath the actual sink gives you storage space, and the open look makes the area feel less restricted. Some experts recommend using a pedestal sink because it takes up even less room and looks sleek and modern. 


A unifying color on the walls and the ceiling can make your bathroom look larger. Repeating that color in the shower tiles also helps make the room seem more spacious. If you choose a different color for the shower area, the shift will "cut" the room in half, making your room look even smaller than it is.  

Towel Racks

Hang your towel racks on the back of your bathroom door. This method helps everything look neat while keeping the towels within convenient reach. 


Adding some additional lighting can make your bathroom seem bigger as well. During a remodel, consider installing a skylight to let in some natural light. Also, you can add larger windows to make everything look brighter and more spacious. 

Frameless Shower Doors

A frameless shower door not only looks more modern, it allows the light to shine through, wall to wall. You may choose to have the glass glazed to add privacy, but leaving it clear will add to the illusion of spaciousness. These doors contain thicker glass than the framed models, so they are strong and functional. You should choose a bypass or sliding door as another space saver. These doors are easier to clean than those with a frame, and the glass allows your tile to be fully seen and appreciated. 

A small master bath does not have to be a cramped and unpleasant place. Stick to one color palette, be creative with your sinks and towel racks, and use a frameless shower door. Creative lighting and storage choices can also make your room feel much larger than it is. You will need to experiment a bit, but with time, you can turn your little bath into a comfortable and practical space.