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8 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Make a small bathroom look bigger

Many of our clients come to us because they need more space, whether it be in the kitchen, the bathroom or even a new custom home.

If you’ve been dreaming of a bigger bathroom, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, many homes aren’t designed as well as they could be and may have small, cramped bathrooms.

But even if a major remodel of your master suite or powder room isn’t in the budget right now, the experienced team at C.O.D. Home Services can help you get the most out of your space without moving walls. These are some of our favorite modifications to make a small bathroom look bigger even without additional square footage. Contact us today to see how we can help you!

1. Take advantage of natural light

Natural light is always a good choice. We find that adding a skylight or large window can really make an impact. Homeowners often choose to cover windows with shutters, blinds or other dark coverings. If privacy concerns are an issue, instead opt for translucent window shades or replace the glass with a patterned or stained-glass window.

2. Redesign your shower

Another way to give your bathroom a more open feel is to replace an existing enclosed shower with a curtain or patterned glass door with a doorless shower. If that’s not the right solution for you, consider a frameless shower. A frameless, glass enclosure can help keep water and heat in, but still give you that open look by eliminating the traditional framing.

Read more: Improve Your Bath with a Custom Shower

Small, sloped-roof bathroom with a skylight and extra window.

3. Light, matching colors

Light and complimentary colors help a space feel more open and roomy. Opt for white (or other light colors) for the walls and ceilings. Matching colors for the walls and ceilings cut down on transitions, creating a cleaner, expansive room.

That doesn’t mean your room has to be boring. Accent colors will pop more in a white room; tile patterns, moulding and fixtures can all be used to break up the monotony.

C.O.D. Home Services has decades of experience delivering quality painting jobs in Carteret County and we can help you find the perfect finishes for your space.

4. Use that wall space

Use the space between the wall studs and replace existing storage with recessed cabinets and storage niches. A few inches may not seem like much, but the space saved in a small bathroom can make a big difference. Be careful, though. Make sure you hire a professional remodeling firm like C.O.D. Home Services if you’re going to be working between the walls.

5. Install a pocket door

In a small bathroom, a traditional hinged door will increase that cramped feeling the moment you open it. Instead, a pocket door that slides into the wall frees up more space.

6. Reconsider your vanity

An oversized vanity in a small bathroom can eat up a lot of space. Creating recessed storage like we mentioned above can help replace some of those needs. Consider replacing the vanity with a pedestal sink and wall-mounted storage options. Alternatively, a floating vanity still allows for storage, but takes up less floor space and visually gives the illusion of more space.

7. Get creative with mirrors

Another way to trick the eye and make a small bathroom look bigger is to add large mirrors. Besides the illusion of more space they will also reflect that natural light we talked about above, especially when placed across from a window. Frameless mirrors offer a more spacious feel. In a small bathroom, tall, narrow mirrors can be especially effective. 

Bathroom with small vanity and larger mirror to feel larger.

8. Eliminate clutter

Not a remodeling tip, of course, but simply streamlining the clutter in the bathroom can help a lot. If you don’t need it everyday, don’t keep it out on the counter or shelves. Just keep the necessities in the bathroom and find other storage places for those items you don’t use regularly.

When it’s time to remodel your Crystal Coast home, whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere in between, C.O.D. Home Services has the expertise to deliver you the home of your dreams. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!

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