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How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger During Your Remodel

Just because your home’s bathroom is small doesn’t mean that it has to look small. With a few upgrades or alterations, you can create the illusion of a larger space, all without tearing down any walls. Check out these upgrades that can transform your small bath into a spacious, in-home escape.

1. Opt for Lighter Colors

Lighter colors reflect light and can make a room feel more spacious. Choose bright paint or tile for your bathroom to maximize the reflective qualities of natural light. Tuscan cream and pastel colors are among the favorites these days.

2. Add a Large Mirror

A large mirror—or multiple smaller mirrors—essentially work on the same principles. Mirrors are reflective and can add more light to a space and reflect the opposite wall, making the room seem more spacious. A floor-to-ceiling mirror, in particular, will instantly make your bathroom look bigger.

3. Choose Larger Tile

Want to make the walls and ceiling of a bathroom seem bigger? Larger tiles with fewer graphics and grout lines can make a wall seem wider. They also streamline the walls and create the illusion that they are more spacious than they really are.

4. Install a Glass Shower Door

Unless you want to do away with the idea of a separation between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom, consider a glass shower door. Clear glass makes the other wall in the shower visible, adding more room to the space. You can also look into pocket doors that slide seamlessly into the adjacent wall when you open them.

5. Add a Shower Niche

A shower niche is an in-shower space in the wall where you can place soap, shampoo bottles and other shower accessories. It eliminates the need for ugly plastic caddies that sit on the floor or around your shower head. Not only do shower niches look good, but they’re practical and not limited to just the shower. You can also add a narrow ledge anywhere in the bathroom for your toothbrush, mirror, and other essentials that typically clutter your countertops.


Whether you’re looking to build a new home or take on a small bathroom remodeling project, Freccia Group is here to help you ensure a hassle-free residential renovation project. Discuss your vision with us today, and our professional general contractor will get the design process started.

Learn more about our home renovation services or browse our top projects on our website.

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