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Ideas to Make a Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

A small bathroom can seem difficult to work with when you and your partner are fighting over the sink in the morning. However, there are ways to make your small bathroom work for you, and seem bigger.

  • Oval Sink in a Vanity: Gives you more counter space.
  • Long Sink: If you want two sinks but don’t have room for both in your small bathroom, then install one long sink vanity. This lets you compromise between the two by having more counter space than you originally would have.
  • Space-Saving Washstand: There a multitude of varieties that don’t take up as much room as boxy ones, including versions with curved edge/s, and ones with open shelving at the base. Varieties with towel bars also let you save wall space that you would have used for hanging up towels
  • Table: If you have one in your small bathroom, then choose one that is more “leggy” than boxy to save space.
  • Mirrors: They can really create the illusion of more space. Hang one on a wall over the tub to create the illusion of having a bigger bathroom. Oval mirrors are a good choice as well because they’re elegant, and allow more visual continuity.
  • Towel Racks: Hanging your towel racks above the tub will save valuable wall space elsewhere, and will look luxurious and unique.
  • Shelves: If you have a big tub, you can save some space by putting shelves in the wall behind it.
  • Shower: If you can, create a better flow of natural light and space by having glass shower doors instead of shower curtains. However, if you do need a shower curtain, pick one that is airy and light. Also, allow your tile floor (if you have it) to continue into the shower to create visual continuity. 
  • Illusion of Space: If you have a pattern somewhere in your bathroom, then don’t pair it with more pattern/s. For instance, if you have intricate tile floors, then don’t have a busy shower curtain or rug. Just pick an accent color that will accentuate, but not overwhelm.
  • Storage: Beef up your small bathroom by choosing fixtures and furniture with storage included. If you don’t have enough vanity space, build a ledge above your sink to store your essentials.

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