Tips to Make Your Renovated Bathroom Look Bigger

May 23, 2017

Renovating a bathroom can be challenging, especially if it is a small space or if it has no natural light. Take a look at the design tips listed below to see how you can transform your bathroom remodel to make the most of every square inch of your space. 


Image via Sutro Architects

1. White on White

A small bathroom can easily be transformed into a bigger looking space by creating a white on white color scheme. This is especially conducive for bathrooms that have little or no outside light, such as a windowless bathroom. You can add texture to the floor tile, along colorful towels and ornamental flowers to break up the white.  



Image via Sophie Burke Design

2. Mixed Color Tones

If all white bathroom is not for you, another option is to choose mixed color tones. This means taking similar shades of one color and pairing them with colors that share a hue, such as a soft gray and a soft white. The design can be broken up by contrasting fixtures, such as brass or silver faucets and mirror trim. 


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3. Floating Vanity

An easy way to take a smaller bathroom and make it look larger is to expand the visible floor space. By having a floating vanity, it allows for the entire floor to be visible and allows for pattern of the floor tile to shine through. 



Image via Vallely Architecture

4. Wall Mirror

Framed mirrors have been on trend for some time now, but if you are looking to enhance the feeling of spaciousness in your bathroom, the best route is a large expansive mirror. It not only reflects light, but allows the walls to look longer they they truly are. 


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Image via David Vandervort Architects

5. Glass Shower Enclosure

For bathrooms that have a shower and a tub, an ideal design feature is a glass shower enclosure. The best door to use is a seamless glass enclosure. It keeps the viewpoint of the bathroom to its actual size, without blocking out any natural sunlight. 


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Image via Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard

6. Wall Niche

A wall niche is a great way to maximize storage within a bathroom that may be lacking in space. This is ideal for bathrooms that have pedestal sinks, as there is no available storage underneath. Wall niche's are usually best designed in a shallow vertical manner, as to not impede on any plumbing or electrical wires that may be hiding in your walls. 



Image via Elizabeth Lawson Design

6. Draw the Eyes Up

Wallpaper in bathrooms is on trend right now. There are many designs to choose from, but try to focus on a wallpaper that has a vertical pattern. This will help draw the eye up to the ceiling when you walk in. It's a great way to make the room seem larger than it actually is. 



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