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How to Make A Small Bathroom Look Big

A common complaint of homeowners is the bathrooms are small and cramped. When looking to renovate, you may not have the ability to change the actual dimensions of your space, but you can create an appearance of a larger room.

How To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger

How to Make A Small Bathroom Look Big

When a room has limited lighting and many fixtures in a small room, it appears more cramped than it needs to be. If you are looking to improve your bathroom, the following are a few ways to make the space seem bigger without spending a lot of money.

Use Light Colors

Dark colors will create a room that appears smaller than it actually is, which is not ideal in bathrooms. Consider using light laminate or granite for counters and bright paint for the walls.

You will want to use colors that reflect natural light to illuminate the room. Mint green is a good choice because it brings a serene, spa feeling to the space. If you do use dark colors, use them as accents to break up the room.


Many people think only to add a mirror above the sink. However, a large wall mirror is ideal for small bathrooms. You will be able to reflect the light and patterns, creating the illusion of a larger room. Another option you have is to add several mirrors on one wall instead of one large one.

Eliminate the Shower Door

If you have a stand-alone shower, consider eliminating the shower door. You will want to make sure you have your showerhead positioned not to soak your entire bathroom floor and install one or two drains.

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Blossom Smith

Hi there! I’m Blossom. I enjoy the simple things in life – a walk through the woods, a cozy blanket, a tasty meal or a good book. When I got married 13 years ago, I was truly clueless in the realm of homemaking.