A small bathroom doesn’t have to feel small. In many cases, a simple remodel of the space can help make your cramped bathroom feel a little more spacious. Here are a few ideas to consider:

1. Remove the tub

Bathtubs take up a lot of space. If you aren’t a bath-taker, consider removing the tub altogether.

2. Stick to light/neutral colors

White or light-colored walls, floors, and cabinets will reflect light instead of absorbing it. Non-colors will naturally recede and make your space look larger. Not only that it helps to create a more seamless and cohesive look

3. Let in the natural light

If you have the opportunity, look at adding larger windows or maybe even skylights. Smaller spaces tend to feel darker. By increasing the natural light your room will feel bigger and brighter.

white bathroom with large window

4. Opt for open shelving

Open shelving is a great way to provide storage without needing to install large shelving units or cabinets that might feel too heavy for the room. The open shelves help the walls look farther apart than they actually are and give some depth to the space.

5. Keep floors clear

Utilize things like floating vanities, cabinets and toilets that can be attached to the wall to create an unbroken line of flooring that gives the illusion of more space.

powder room with blue ombre mosaic tile, gold vessel sink on wall-mounted platform, and round mirror

6. Embrace negative space

Don’t feel like you need fill every inch of space. if you can stow bottles that may sit on a vanity or move a laundry basket into an adjacent room, do it! Open areas and clean surfaces will help make the room feel less full/more open.

7. Add a big mirror

Oversized mirrors are not only dramatic but the reflective properties can also make it feel like you’ve doubled the size of your room.

8. Install a frameless glass shower door

By eliminating the frame around the shower door it essentially makes the entire glass panel disappear in the space.

white bathroom with frameless glass shower

9. Don’t mix and match materials

Keeping finishes similar throughout the space, instead of mixing materials helps prevent the space from looking chaotic and cluttered. It’s much more pleasing to the eye and feels cleaner.

With some thoughtful design and careful material selection, your small bathroom can feel much bigger than it is!