Does your bathroom feel small and cramped? Smaller bathrooms are common in older homes, and many homeowners dream about a remodel to expand the space. However, it’s easier and less expensive to implement the tips below to make your bathroom look larger.

Choose Large Tiles to Make Your Bathroom Look Larger

Buy large tiles when planning to re-tile a shower stall or bathroom floor. Smaller tiles make a bathroom look busy and cluttered. Larger tiles create the illusion of a simpler, more open area.

Paint the Walls a Light Color

Pale colors like white and ivory make a space feel more open because these shades reflect more light. On the other hand, darker colors absorb light and make a room feel smaller.

Choose paint for your small bathroom in colors like pale yellow, light blue, soft green, and white to make the room feel more spacious. White and off-white walls offer a lot of flexibility when decorating, too.

Install a Glass Shower Door

A glass shower door allows you to see the entire bathroom, even when the shower is closed. This will make the room seem larger. If you are remodeling your bathroom, consider an open shower without a door.

If your remodeling contractor uses waterproof tile and installs the drain correctly, an open shower won’t present any issues.

Select Solid-Colored Towels

Towels have more of an impact on the look of your bathroom than you may realize. When you choose patterned towels for a small space, the room will feel busy and cluttered. On the other hand, solid-colored towels, especially in a color similar to the walls, make your bathroom look larger and more open.

Make Your Bathroom Look Larger with Open Shelving

Do away with the closed cabinets in your bathroom design, and opt for open shelves instead. Because you can see the walls behind the shelves, the room will seem bigger.

Mount shelves over the toilet and use them for storing extra washcloths and towels. Put longer shelves along an empty wall, and display a few simple decorations or your body care products. Simple, minimalistic shelving works best when trying to make a space feel larger.

If your bathroom is small, use a few of these tips and tricks to help the space appear bigger. A few minor updates will change the look and feel of the entire bathroom.

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