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Five Helpful Strategies to Make a Small Bathroom Look Larger

Last Updated on February 18, 2019

Who doesn’t want to make the most of their bathroom? People spend days finding fixtures, perusing patterns and wondering about light bulb wattage. It’s only natural to want to make your small bathroom feel larger and more luxurious. So, Granite and Trend Transformations mulled over some ideas and listed tips that will make any small bathroom feel bigger.

  • Open up

The power of an open concept bathroom design adds tremendous depth and dimension to a small space. Its free-flowing aesthetic adds fluidity to the rest of the home. So, when you are looking to increase the breadth of your small bathroom, you may want to consider a style of openness




  • Add a touch of “non-color”

Dress your bathroom in a way that makes it look larger than it is. A dark wardrobe makes a person look trimmer, while lighter colors can present the opposite effect. The same concept works for bathrooms. White-on-white color schemes not only add size to the bathroom, but a feeling of modern sophistication as well. A current trend among interior designers, white- on-white bathroom designs are popular in luxury buildings. Our Liberty Collection White Mosaic tile is a perfect way to get started making your bathroom feel bigger.



  • Stand tall

Give the illusion of greater height by using a vertically striped pattern of wall paper in your  bathroom. Or, find a cute shower curtain with a striped vertical pattern. This stripe effect tricks the eye to look upwards instantly upon entering the bathroom, leading to a feeling of  increased height – which also means increased space.



  • More mirror, less vanity

Design elements play a huge role in creating a larger feeling in a bathroom. For instance, a large mirror brings a greater feeling of depth, and a floating vanity adds floorspace underneath, both of which create a roomier feel. When you combine these two bathroom elements there’s more functional space to validate your good looks. But remember: bragging is not attractive.


  • Slide instead of swing

Doors that swing open take up much needed space in a small bathroom. Instead, we suggest a door that slides open. You can get one in frosted glass to add additional dimension.  And since more light will be attracted to the room from a sliding glass door, the brightness will expand the feel of the room, making it seem larger than it is.


Schedule an appointment today with your local Granite and Trend Transformation design consultant to help bring these big ideas to life for your next bathroom remodel.





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